Sweden Ice Hotels
Sweden's natural and cultural attractions make it a growing destination for European vacationers. Whether you want to visit the museums of Stockholm, the Liserberg Park in Goteborg, or the country's forests and mountains for hiking and skiing, you will have a variety of options in choosing Sweden hotels.
Gamla Stan Hotels
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and a popular destination in the summer months. Hotels in Stockholm are generally on the expensive side compared with other European accommodations and even with some other Swedish hotels. Centrally located luxury hotels in Stockholm are easy to find, but they are also easily found in the Gamla Stan (Old Town) and on the outskirts of town. When picking your Swedish hotels here in Stockholm, consider where you'll be spending your day to minimize travel time to and from your hotel. One of the most historic and best known is the Grand Hotel. Other popular luxury hotels here are the historic First Hotel Reisen (pictured, left) and the Lady Hamilton Hotel.
There are more moderately priced Swedish hotels in Stockholm such as the Hotell Kung Carl and the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel and Towers, but you will want to try to book these far in advance. Another option for finding cheap accommodation in Sweden and particularly in Stockholm is to look on the internet for special deals at luxury Sweden hotels.
If you really need to watch your spending on your Scandinavian vacation, consider a hostel for your choice of lodging in Sweden. Hostels are often known for attracting young travelers, but Sweden offers both youth hostels and family hostels, so families also have this money-saving accommodation option available. Some popular Sweden hostels in Stockholm include the Hostel af Chapman, City BackPackers Hostel, and the Rygerfjord Hotel and Hostel.
For a change from the normal hostels or hotels in Sweden, consider booking a room at one of Sweden's bed and breakfasts. There are a number of these in and near Stockholm. They are typically comparable in price to a mid- or high-price hotels in Sweden, but they offer a far more relaxed and convivial environment. Stockholm bed and breakfasts include the Kungsholmen and the Ostermalm. Elsewhere in Sweden, you'll find plenty more B&Bs, such as the relatively inexpensive Hotel Tornvaktaren in Ystad. Because bed and breakfasts often only have a few rooms available, it is a very good idea to book your room ahead of time.
In Stockholm you can choose among a somewhat pricey hotel, a bed and breakfast, and an inexpensive hostel, but in the other major cities the hotels in Sweden still offer a good range of prices and types. While Stockholm is known for its relatively high prices, Goteborg has plenty of affordable options for hotels, such as the Hotel Winn. Booking in advance is always a wise choice when traveling, but generally you will be able to find accommodation in Goteborg even at the last minute. The Sweden hotels in Malmo range from budget to luxury. Nice options like the Radisson SAS hotel Malmo and the Accome Hotel Malmo provide on-site restaurants and luxury amenities, while more inexpensive hotels such as the Hotell Baltzar are still comfortable and convenient.
Top image: Grand Hotel