Holiday villages, holiday parks, and resort villages

Leksand Strand in Dalarna

Leksand Strand by Lake Siljan in Dalarna

Holiday villages, holiday parks, and resort villages are mostly called “stugby” or “fritidsby” in Swedish. Sometimes they are affiliated with a hotel, sometimes with a campsite. Some of these villages/parks are completely independent.

Perfect for families with children

Generally these villages/parks are perfect for families with children. Many sites have playgrounds, minigolf courses, shops, restaurants, canoe rentals and other facilities. Some offer activites such as horse riding, hiking, or treasure hunts.

Holiday parks are also convenient when two families want to go on a holiday together.

  Book your cottage or cabin in a holiday park here

Cottages and cabins in Swedish holiday villages, holiday parks and resort villages can be booked here – we offer two alternatives with different kinds of offers, so be sure to check both:

Alternative 1: Here you can book holiday villages and holiday parks via our partner atraveo (a company of TUI travel plc)

Alternative 2: Here you can book holiday villages and holiday parks via our partner Booking.com

Lodge Kosta

Lodge Kosta (formerly Kosta Hotel & Stugby) in the Kingdom of Crystal, Småland

Our recommendations

We recommend the holiday park Isaberg Mountain Resort in Småland that we have tested ourselves with our kids (then aged 12 and 8). Unusual by Swedish standards: This holiday park is open all year round (with downhill skiing in winter).

Isaberg Mountain Resort in Småland

Isaberg Mountain Resort in Småland

We also reommend:

Sjöstugans Hotell & Camping, in Älmhult, Småland (booked most often on our sites)

Smålandsbyn i Vimmerby, in Vimmerby, Småland

Västervik Resort – Lysingsbadet, in Västervik, Småland (booked often on our sites)

Apelvikens Camping & Cottages, in Varberg, Halland (Apelviken is surfers paradise)

Lisebergsbyn, in Gothenburg

Skotteksgården Cottages, in Ulricehamn, Västergötland (booked often on our sites)

Lagunen Cottages and Hostel, in Strömstad, Bohuslän

Gustavsvik Stugby & Camping, in Örebro

Grinda Stugby & Vandrarhem, on the island of Grinda in Vaxholm, Stockholm archipelago

Sunne Camping och Sommarland, in Sunne, Värmland (another favourite of our kids)

Klarälvens Camping, in Stöllet, Värmland

Leksand Strand Camping och Resort, in Leksand, Dalarna (my personal favourite, see picture on the top of this page)

Rättviks Camping & Hostel, in Rättvik, Dalarna