Introducing the High Coast's verdant forests, the skiers’ haven of Åreskutan, and the electric hive of fine food and even finer scenery in Stockholm, this northern nation has something for every visitor. With holiday rentals stretching from an authentic chalet in the depth of the Kolmården forest, to a loft in Stockholm or Malmö, which is as fashionable as the city it stands in. Browse the vast selection of apartment rentals and holiday homes in Sweden and secure a Nordic retreat, then pack a sweater, get up here and experience everything that this naturally blessed land has to offer.
Rent a house or apartment for your holiday in Sweden
Visit Sweden, the most fashionable Scandinavian sibling!
Think of Sweden, and you probably won't make it to the end of this sentence without craving a meatball or singing the chorus to your favourite ABBA song. There is, however, even more to this stylish Nordic kingdom than its most famous exports. Sweden showcases the most sublime snowy landscapes and picturesque medieval community's, along with the architectural maze of Stockholm, the most cosmopolitan city in northern Europe. Whether you are attracted to its snow glazed shores, or you crave a city-break with a difference, there is a holiday rental which fits every desire and budget, just waiting to be secured today.
When to visit?
The best time to visit Sweden depends entirely on your reasons for visiting, with each season bringing different benefits for every kind of tourist. If you are planning on enjoying Sweden's cities or are looking for a natural forest adventure, the best time to visit is between May and September, when Sweden's northern temperature is at its highest. Though, it is worth bearing in mind that though these months bring more chance of sunshine, they are consequently the busiest, so attractions can get busier at this time. If you are planning on trying out some winter-sports in one of the Swedish ski resorts, most open from mid- November to early May, so plan a visit in the winter months when these slopes come alive.
How to get there?
Located in Scandinavia in northern Europe, the quickest way to reach Sweden from the UK is to fly. With direct and daily flights from airports across the nation, including London Heathrow to Stockholm and Gothenburg, and Manchester and Edinburgh to Stockholm, Sweden can be reached in around 2 and a half hours. If flying isn't quite your thing, you can travel to Sweden by ferry from Immingham in Lincolnshire six times every week. Crossings take 26 hours, and you arrive in the south-western port city of Gothenburg, which is approximately a 4-hour train journey from Stockholm. If you are already holidaying in Scandinavia, Sweden can be reached in as little as one hour by air. Why not reserve a holiday home in Norway and take the short flight to Sweden for another Nordic experience. Alternatively, a apartment rental in Copenhagen borders southern Sweden, meaning you can reach Sweden by crossing a bridge into Malmö. What more could you hope for a day trip?
Swedish food and culture tips
Though the famous Swedish meatball may be the first food to come to mind when thinking of Swedish cuisine, this country is brimming with countless other dishes, which are just begging to be sampled. Choose a self-catered apartment rental in Sweden, where you can take your tastebuds on a nordic adventure of their own. Don't pass up the chance to sample, Janssons frestelse, a Swedish casserole which is made up of potatoes, onions, anchovies, breadcrumbs and lots of cream. You don't need to have a sweet tooth to enjoy another one of Sweden's most famous exports, the Kanelbulle, or the cinnamon bun, as we all know and love it. Fresh Kanelbulle's can be picked up from bakeries up and down the country, and eaten alongside oat milk lattes, which is worth remembering if you want to drink coffee like a local. If you are looking for something a little stronger, give brännvin a try. Meaning ‘burnt wine', brännvin borderlines on vodka, and is shotted, mixed and shaken all around the country, so if this is your type of thing, be sure not to leave without giving it a try.
Sweet Swedish Skiing Scene
As one of the most northern countries on the planet, Sweden gets its fair share of chilly climates and snow, but thankfully for us, a number of peaks in Sweden have been turned into ski resorts, which attract professionals and ammeters alike to its snowy slopes. Among the most famous of these peaks are Hemavan, Vemdalen, Åre and Sälen, so if you are craving a taste of Scandinavia's finest skiing scene, choose a cosy chalet in the depth of these white-topped mountains. Once you have secured your accommodation, the only thing left to do is to throw on your skis and hit the slopes!
Adventure in Sweden
A monumental 57% of Sweden is covered in mystical fairytale forests, so, unsurprisingly, this organic land attracts solo-travellers and families alike, who want to get lost in woods which rival that of a fairytale film set. Choose a traditional Swedish cabin which is nestled deep in the leafy landscape in Tiveden, Tylöskog or Trollkyrka, Sweden's most famous forests, where you wake up surrounded by wildlife and endless adventure. For a fun forest family adventure, plan a cycle around these magical trees, and experience wild scenery, unlike anything you have ever seen before. If you don't want to hit the saddle, then you can explore these leafy mazes on foot. Whether you hike or try some cross-country, you will return to your cabin and no doubt, sleep very well!
Sublime Scandinavian Style in Sweden's Sophisticated Cities
If you are looking for a chic nordic city experience, you could do far worse than a weekend break to Stockholm, Sweden's voguish capital which is renowned across the world for its exquisite cuisine, faultless fashion and awe-inspiring architecture. There is no better place to reserve a luxury apartment rental in Stockholm than on the culturally blessed island of Gamla Stan, where you can discover rainbow infused townhouses which date back to the 17th century, alongside the beautiful Royal Palace where the Swedish monarch still reside. Once you have had your fill of Stockholm, there are still other cities to be explored in Sweden. Plan to city-hop and rent an affordable holiday apartment or youth hostel in every stop, so you can spend your savings indulging around the striking architecture of Malmö;, and sailing on the rivers of Gothenburg.