An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Sweden are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Stockholm and then beyond in Sweden.
Sweden also set up ‘Nature’s Best’, Europe’s first eco-label that assures the quality of hundreds of tours run by nearly hundred eco-certified tour operators around the country. This means if you book a trip with one of Nature’s Best tour operators you know that they have to adhere to a strict code of conduct, and you make a positive contribution to the environment where your tour or activity is taking place.
Eco-tourism in Sweden
Nature’s Best tours, trips and active holidays are the best way to enjoy Sweden’s great outdoors responsibly and to benefit the environment you find yourself in, local business, local people and their culture.
Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.
Best Eco Tours in Sweden
- Green Malmö – Environment and Sustainability ( Private Tour)
- Beaver Safari in Skinnskatteberg
- Sustainable Stockholm Tour
- Half-Day Private Tour to Storforsens Nature Reserve
- Hike in Digerbergets nature reserve, Tällberg Dalarna
1. Icehotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Sweden
Located in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden, the Icehotel features rooms entirely made out of sculptured ice from the neighboring Torne River. Warm rooms are also offered. A bookable sauna experience featuring a sauna, wood-burning hot tub and ice bath is available for a fee.
Holding a temperature between -5 to -8 degrees Celsius, the individually themed cold rooms include hand-carved ice furnishings by international artists. Guests sleep in thermal sleeping bags on beds covered in reindeer hides. In the morning, guests can enjoy the shared sauna. All warm rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, dining area, and a privat
The Icehotel is a hotel rebuilt each year with snow and ice in the village of Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden, about 17 kilometres from Kiruna. It is the world’s first ice hotel. After its first opening in 1990, the hotel has been rebuilt each year from December to April.
. The Ice hotel itself is a fantastic structure and was great to see and visit. If you book in for a cold room you are given a locker and communal dressing area and toilets, if you pay more, you can have a cubicle which is much more convenient and avoids packing and re-packing of bags. We stayed in an Ice room which was really comfortable, no point paying for a sculpture room as when the lights are off you can’t see them!
The Hotel has a restaurant on sight which is good but serves posh nosh – in these temperatures you need a hearty meal! There is a resident lounge but that only serves 3 types of panini. There is a restaurant down the street but walking there in -30 can be a challenge!
Warm rooms are basic but good – the hotel is eco friendly so when it gets really cold outside, the warm rooms can become a bit nippy too.
How much does a room costs at Icehotel Sweden?
This unique suite is completely made out of hand-carved ice and is part of the concept Icehotel 365, available year-round. Guests sleep on beds covered with reindeer hide. Thermal sleeping bags are included.
The suite features a private, heated en-suite bathroom including a sauna, bath and storage for guests’ luggage. Includes entrance ticket and guided tour of the Icehotel, offered daily in English or Swedish.
Where to book online– Icehotel- Eco Friendly Hotels Sweden – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Sweden during Walpurgis Night which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sweden on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Treehotel 4* – Eco Hotels Sweden
This special property offers a unique stay among the trees of Harads’s forests. It blends cutting-edge architecture and design with home comforts like tea/coffee makers and free WiFi.
Treehotel’s eco-friendly rooms feature large beds as well as stylish, up-to-date décor and furniture. Naturally, all rooms offer views of the forest and surrounding countryside. Each has a toilet and washbasin, while showers are found in a neighbouring building.
The kitchen team at Treehotel focuses on wild game and locally sourced ingredients in its dishes. The hotel sauna and hot tub can be used for an additional fee.
How much does a room costs at Treehotel Sweden?
Standing on 3 legs, this traditional wooden cabin structure has a large bathroom, a loft and a small bridge that leads to the hillside behind.
Where to book online– Treehotel – Eco Hotels Sweden – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Sweden during Walpurgis Night which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sweden on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Hobo 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Stockholm
This central Stockholm hotel is just 200 m from Sergels Torg Square and 500 m from Kungsträdgården Park. With a focus on sustainability, Hobo’s restaurant offers organic and seasonal dishes, of which many are vegetarian. Free gym access and free WiFi are included.
All rooms at Hobo feature industrial chic design and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms feature views of the city. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.
A café-style, organic breakfast is served daily for an additional fee. Guests can choose from a variety of breakfast items, such as chia pudding, egg muffins, sandwiches and fruit.
This eco chic hotel in a city center retail district is 9 minutes on foot from both Stockholm Palace and Stockholm Central train station.
Trendy rooms feature loaner gadgets hung on pegged walls. All are equipped with free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with streaming capabilities. Upgraded rooms add windows, while suites offer exposed brick walls, and separate living rooms with city views. Room service is offered via text messaging.
Amenities include a coffee shop, a laid-back restaurant, a lobby bar and a 24/7 gym, plus an exhibition and performance area. Bike rentals are available. Breakfast is extra.
Excellent hotel, situated very close to the old town and the shipping areas of Stockholm. Great rooms with impressive eco credentials and really friendly staff. Excellent bar area and tasty breakfast. Very highly recommended.
Trendy and maybe a bit hipster style hotel. Staff are friendly and breakfast in style lay what you eat! They encourage you to stay eco friendly. So make sure you hang up the sign “please make up my room” if you wish to have service! Great place on good location! The budget rooms are good for one maybe two nights, but don’t have any windows.
The quirkiness and design of this hotel make it so unique and fun. Modern rooms that break traditional hotel rules makes for a great space with little things to discover here and there. Minimal and random fun things like water pistols in the bathroom, contact reception via sms, eco friendly soap/shampoo dispensers and things you can borrow during your stay (umbrella, maps, shopping bag…)
The gym was heaven for me, just like being in a modern new gym in the basement I loved the space, I will say the best hotel gym I have ever come across and that is something I would not say lightly!!
The breakfast buffet is really nice just make sure you are early so you catch the best bits… chia pudding and granola yoghurt. Like most places in Stockholm offers great variety of healthy and ‘other’ options.
Great location too! If you are looking for something different and a true scandi experience give Hobo a try!
How much does a room costs at Hobo Hotel Stockholm?
Featuring views of the city and Brunkebergstorg Square, this room comes with a satellite TV, work desk and a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and toiletries.
Where to book online– Hobo – Eco Friendly Hotels Stockholm – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Sweden during Walpurgis Night which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sweden on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. The Arctic Bath 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Sweden
We enjoyed everything! Our cottage was so beautiful, the staff was so nice and service minded, the spa was excellent, and the nature is just to die for. Still, our absolute favorite part was the food. The food alone would have been worth the journey.
We had a great and gorgeous stay. It was like a dream. We had a great time in our land cabin for our family.The dinner was excellent. And the spa amazing.
We had a nice woman from the hotel who suggested to teach us how to use the sauna and go in the cold bath. It was a very nice experience as we never did it before and we really appreciated having somebody to be with us.
The area and the environment were so quiet and peaceful
We saw a moose running on the lake when we were waiting for the taxi to go back home,it was magic.
the sliding seats and the sledges are available to have fun and all the family enjoyed!
one of the best memory during our Lapland trip.
A very special small boutique hotel at a beautiful nature spot! We had a perfect time staying six days at this wonderful hotel. There are two room categories, small rooms floating on the river and land cabins. We chose the land cabin as being 3 persons. The room is very comfortable and has a great view to the river and sunset. The beds are in high quality and the all over design and setup is fine. On the last night we stayed at two floating rooms – they are quite small, but very well designed, romantique and perfect for a couple. The bathroom is even nicer, than in the land cabin. Overall – the setup to the rooms are nice and nothing to complain.
The real asset of this place is of course the stunning nature, the possible activities and the overall design concept of the cabins and the mail fancy 360 building. Only 12 rooms are making it very cosy and personal.
So – the spot is nice, well developed and a trip worth.
Truly amazing experience at Arctic Bath. We spent three nights in one of the wonderful and beautifully decorated suits. Being very far away from the city, we were expecting something nice but not with this standard. The staff was very welcoming, from the moment we arrived they proposed to lend us some warm clothes for our activities during our stay (they had every size, very helpful since we didn’t have enough hot clothes.) The manager Erica is wonderful, she made us feel at home and advised us throughout our stay. We can’t write enough nice things regarding these people, that were all friendly and nice.
Arctic Bath is one of the most unique hotels in Sweden. The design of the hotel and the villas is amazing, and the location on the river is great too. Food is very nice with interesting flavors. The food menu is well paired with suitable wines. The staff is talkative and friendly, but not too much. So you can have a great time with your own company, but also get a nice chat with the staff if you like that.
I would say that the whole package is what makes this place so nice. The cold bath is a unique experience like this, and the spa area is very nice as well.
The rooms are nicely decorated and feature everything you could possibly need for a nice vacation.
How much does a room costs at Arctic Bath?
Prices start 345$/night for Double Room.
Where to book online– Arctic Bath – Eco Friendly Hotels Sweden – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Sweden during Walpurgis Night which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sweden on Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Steam Hotel 4* – Eco Friendly Accommodation Sweden
Featuring a rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking Lake Mälaren, Steam Hotel is an 18-storey hotel just 2 km away from central Västerås. WiFi is free.
The air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, work desk and coffee/tea facilities. A minibar and ironing facilities are also included. The bathroom features free toiletries, a hairdryer and a bath or shower.
Steam Hotel has 2 restaurants as well as 4 different bars. The breakfast contains a wide selection of locally sourced produce.
Next to a harbor on Lake Mälaren, this trendy, industrial-chic hotel in a former power plant dating from 1917 is 3 km from Västerås Central train station and 5 km from aviation history at Västerås Flygmuseum.
Chic rooms with exposed brick accents and/or original iron beams feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; some have lake views. Upgraded rooms offer sitting areas. Suites add separate living rooms.
There’s a polished restaurant, and a top-floor eatery with lake views, as well as a glass-enclosed cocktail lounge serving pan-Asian cuisine. A spa has indoor and outdoor pools.
Very difficult to compare this experience with other hotels – it’s quite unique.
The old power plant is still very present, raw concrete, steel bars, rust and high ceilings. Then add a modern warm and cosy luxury hotel with great staff (and plenty of them), decorate with old meters, books, shoes, tools and you come close to this hotel. Steampunk meets boutique luxury.
Great food, great breakfast, nice views over the lake and just a very great stay.
– the interior is amazing. This is an old industrial steam power plant built in 1917 and a lot of the architecture remains. I found myself spending a lot of time just looking up and around at the stunning layout.
– the food is amazing! As I mentioned we had to wait because it was busy and the allergy situation but definitely worth it.
– the breakfast is also incredible, one of the best I have ever eaten in a hotel. Everything you could want.
– Great selection of drinks including gins!
– the staff are friendly and attentive. All staff say hello and do everything they can to make the stay more pleasant!
– the gym. We didn’t use the Spa (the treatment service has discontinued) but we did use the gym and it was very well equipped.
– Level 2 has the activity room with games to play including board games and computer games for kids.
The STEAM HOTEL is located in an 18-story former steam power plant building in Västerås that was commissioned in 1917. This industrial building has been converted into a stunning hotel that sits right on the shore of Lake Mälaren, the third-largest freshwater lake in Sweden. The building & hotel designers must have had a ball as they re-used so many little details from the original steam power plant coming up with an amazing design/ style that is complemented by appropriate lighting and music.
I was impressed and felt a warm welcome when I first walked into the well-designed, large lobby. The reception staff was super nice and efficient, but that can actually be said for all the extremely friendly and attentive staff that I met during my stay. The industrial décor and custom lighting continued throughout the corridors and also in the guest rooms. Mine felt very cozy and I really enjoyed the comfy bed (with 7 pillows!).
The hotel features a spa lounge with a heated outdoor pool, a large sauna with an indoor pool, and a bar on the 7th floor. There are several restaurants and bars. We tried the bar on the 1st floor, which had a great atmosphere and good bar but little food choices (the restaurant was completely full & noisy thanks to a large function at the time).
We therefore went to the rooftop restaurant on the 18th floor, which has a short menu of Asian-Swedish fusion cuisine that I really enjoyed and great service (thanks Emma!). Amazingly, also the breakfast buffet offered a fine selection, which is something I frequently struggle with in Sweden.
Incredible hotel and reasonable price. These rooms would go for hundreds more in the US. Very retro decor, very good restaurants and super breakfast. The lake views are to die for. Parking good for Sweden, the lounge is so unique with views, spa, heated outdoor with views.
How much does a room costs at Steam Hotel?
Where to book online – Steam Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Sweden – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Sweden during Walpurgis Night which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sweden on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.