Accommodation and Restaurants in Lappland, Norrbotten and Västerbotten
CampingIn Norrland, campingplaces can be found close to the larger towns or other places of interest. You will find varying standards but all offer good basic service and spectacular views. From rapids and streams to majestic mountains.Consult the local tourist information.
Castles and ManorsIf you want to go on an exclusive weekend trip; a trip that require a minimum of preparations and gives a maximum of relaxation in return. All you need to contact Discover Sweden Tours/Upptäck Sverige Resor and tell us how many of you are, if you would like to play golf, experience something special or just enjoy each others company. We will take care of the organisation. At our disposal we have more than 30 selected country estates, hotels and castles, where you will find both peace and harmony. Special places that with their built in wealth of harmony have enriched the lives of their guests for decades.
For information please contact: Upptäck Sverige Resor, Phone: +46(0)8 20 78 30, Fax: +46(0)8 20 88 40, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Homepage: www.upptacksverige.com (Swedish only for the moment)
Cottage rentalsMore than 18.000 cottages are available for rent throughout Sweden. Weekly rates vary from SEK 800 and up to SEK 6.000 depending on location, size and standard. To find a cottage in Norrland, contact any of the rental companies listed on these pages; Lappland, Norrbotten and Västerbotten. To view the terms of contract most commonly used in Sweden, click here!
HotelsNo matter how you choose to live in Lappland, you can always be assured of good quality and plenty to choose from. Hotels can vary from simple unpretentious but charming standard to hotels with international high class standard. In the larger cities the prices for a room range upwards for more exclusive rooms. Breakfast is included in the service at most hotels. For information about hotels in cities in Lappland, Norrbotten and Västerbotten click on the links below:
Youth HostelsThere are many hostels and mountain lodges in Lappland. Members of the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) usually receive a discount of 30%. The living facilities are simpler than at hotels and the opening and closing times may be restricted.
The mountain lodges are located along Kungsleden or in National Parks. These are operated by STF and offer a variety of courses, day-trips and other services such as bike rental and renting of wilderness equipment. Contact your local tourist information for details.
FarmsSome farmers in Norrbotten wish to have paying guest during the summer. You can choose to stay several days and partake in the work on the farm or only stay as an overnight guest. Bed and breakfast. Consult the nearest local tourist information for details.
RestaurantsLappland, Norrbotten and Västerbotten has a wide variety of restaurants and the dishes are most often based on what nature can provide. Salmon and trout from the gulf of Bothnia or from the many rivers and lakes but also other Northern specialties from the forest and mountains such as reindeer, grouse, and wild goose. Fresh blueberries, cranberries and "northern gold" cloudberries are served fresh in deserts or in marmalade for breakfast or even distilled into liqueur.
The Laplanders traditional food has influenced some of the local dishes. One local dish you might like to try are meals prepared from "Renskav". Renskav is frozen reindeer meat that is sliced leaf-thin and then used in various ways. Why not try a renskavs stew?
Another local dish you might like to try is "Pitepalt". Pitepalt is a dumpling made from barley flour and grated uncooked potatoes. The dumpling is stuffed with salt pork and cooked in boiling water. The dish is served with cowberry sauce.
Be sure to ask for the famous Västerbotten cheese when you pay a visit to Northern Sweden.
If you are interested in trying some of the local specialties please check your local tourist office for recommendations.
CafésExclusive cafés in Lappland can be found in Kiruna or at inns in the countryside. Most often however the cafés are simple and serve local specialties. This type of café can be found at campingsites, hostels and mountain lodges. The distances are very huge in Lappland, so if you feel like having a coffee and you see a café, do it! The next café may be more than 100 km away.
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