Here comes a list of Sweden’s best campsites 2022, from the south to the north. All campsites have five stars and are members of SCR, the National Swedish Camping Association. If you want to book a cottage, camping hut or holiday home on one of these campsites, you can follow the respective Booking.com link under the description. (Some of the links do not work all-year round. They are deactivated off-season.)
1Mötesplats Borstahusen, Landskrona, Skåne
Near the sea and a golf course. This campsite is also ideal if you want to visit the little island of Ven. 60 cottages and holiday homes to choose from. This is both a campsite and a holiday resort (with spa, golf, restaurant, shop). Open all-year round and popular in winter for Christmas and New Year.
2Böda Sand, Löttorp, on the island of Öland
A complete holiday village with lots of activities and a 20-km white sandy beach with shallow water. A paradise for families with children. – It seems they missed the classification process for 2022. I can no longer see their classification result (they used to have five stars). But no doubt, this is one of Sweden’s best campsites, although not open all-year round. Often just called “Böda Camping”.
3Sonjas Camping, Löttorp, on the island of Öland
Northern Öland boasts some of Öland’s longest and best sandy beaches. This is a lovely, tranquil five-star family campsite with something to offer most people, young and old.
4Kneippbyn Resort Visby, on the island of Gotland
This is Gotland’s only five-star camping site.
5Apelviken, Varberg, Halland
The campsite is situated between two beaches. Choose to swim from the rocks or the sandy beach. Excellent for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Beautiful beach promenade that leads you into Varberg. – They also have an apartment hotel right next to the camping huts.
6Västervik Resort/Lysingsbadet, Västervik, Småland
Sun-warmed cliffs, a sandy beach or water games in the pool at one of Sweden’s finest holiday resorts. Västervik in Småland is a great place to be during summer. See photo above.
7KronoCamping Lidköping, Lake Vänern, Västergötland
A unique location on the shores of Lake Vänern with only a 15-minute walk to central Lidköping.
8Ursand Camping, Vänersborg, Västergötland
“The Riviera by Lake Vänern.” Sandy beaches, playgrounds, fishing. 3 km north of Vänersborg.
9Hafsten Resort and Camping, Uddevalla, Bohuslän
With wellness/spa, sauna, zipline and many more attractions. Directly by the sea.
10Daftö Camping Resort, Strömstad, Bohuslän
By the sea and only 5 km south of the charming seaside town of Strömstad. A modern holiday establishment with 5-star camping facilities, cottages, shop, restaurant, outdoor pool and a wide choice of activities. – They also have a new hotel on the campsite.
11Årjäng Camping & Stugor Sommarvik, Årjäng, Värmland
Sommarvik, a private centre open all the year round, is situated on the sunny side of Lake Västra Silen (the Dalsland Canal system). Family campsite, six holiday villages. Canoeing centre and fishing centre.
Nominated “One of Europe’s leading campsites” with the very highest standard of accommodation and service. Close to central Örebro.
Leksand Strand Camping och Resort, in Leksand, Dalarna. This is one of my personal favourites. Popular with children.
14Orsa Camping, Dalarna
Orsa Camping is popular in both summer and in winter. It is located right next to the Lake Orsa. The Orsa Grönklitt Predator Park is not far from the campsite.
15Ansia Camping in Lycksele, Lapland
Very popular campsite in northern Sweden, which also has a hotel. Norwegians like to come here. Many activities and attractions. When I visited, they had a huge flea market on their campground. There is also a zoo in Lycksele.
16Byske Havsbad, Byske, between Skellefteå and Piteå, Norrbotten
The pearl of the Gold Coast – a five-star holiday park by Bottenviken and Byske River’s mouth. A family oriented establishment with lots of activities for young and old.
17Pite Havsbad, Piteå, Norrbotten
At Pite Havsbad everyone makes an effort to ensure that you can relax and really enjoy yourself. During the winter they now host the German Iglootel on their premises, which in turn results in a broader range of sporting and recreational winter activities.
Source: SCR; photo: Västervik Resort