Kolarbyn Ecolodge

Location: Stockholm & Central Sweden | Sweden

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Kolarbyn Ecolodge is a great place to get in touch with nature and go back to basics at 'Sweden’s most primitive hotel', a rustic and unique forest retreat consisting of quirky tree huts. With no showers or electricity, this is a no frills but unforgettable travel experience.
Perfect forCouples wanting to spend some undisturbed, quality time with nature, or families in pursuit of the real camping experience.
In the knowThis is a unique opportunity to go back to nature in the truest sense - living in a tree hut (or hobbit house!) and gathering round the campfire. 

Recommended for...

  • Rustic
  • Unusual
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Kolarbyn Ecolodge is what feels like light years away from modern life in Bergslagen Forest, in a picturesque spot in front of the beautiful Lake Skarsjon.

Rooms at Kolarbyn Ecolodge

Semi-underground and completely camouflaged, these 2-man wooden huts are as cosy as can be. Candlelit, with sheepskin-covered beds in front of a little stone fire, the huts have a warm and inviting atmosphere and feel like a little world of their own.

For a little more luxury, which may be appreciated for stays of more than a couple of nights, bigger and double-bedded huts are also available.

Food & drink

As you can imagine, Kolarbyn is not the place to come for Michelin-starred cuisine, but offers a rewarding and back-to-basics culinary experience. Fetch some fresh spring water to make a herbal tea, or cook up some of the fresh vegetables from the storage shed in any style you like with your fresh catch of the day. When you’re done, wash your dishes in the stream and – of course – recycle anything that’s left.


Everything is provided by the forest, from natural bathing in the lake, to the fuel for your campfire. Canoes and boats are provided to allow you to view nature’s beauty at your leisure out on the water, as are firewood to keep warm and an axe in case you need some more.

Activities at Kolarbyn Ecolodge

Nature lovers will be enchanted by the rich wildlife in the woods surrounding Kolarbyn, with abundant populations of beaver and moose inhabiting the land around Lake Skarsjon, and opportunities to stalk bears and wolves for the more adventurously minded.

Relax at the end of an adventurous day in the floating sauna on the lake, before a candlelit supper and an evening in front of a cosy log fire.

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Hotel location

Kolarbyn Ecolodge is 3km away from the village of Skinnskatteberg, a 45-minute drive from Stockholm Vasteras airport and a 2-hour drive from Stockholm.

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