Welcome to relaxed days and nights for two persons, with all luxury included. You don’t need to think about planning food or times. Check-in at Kolarbyn, roll out the sleeping bags waiting for you in the hut, lie down for a while and just enjoy. Later you can walk around the lake, paddle a bit, or just start a fire and sit and look into the flames

What to expect

Day 1
You check into your cozy hut where sleeping bags and food baskets are waiting for you. After the guided tour, make yourself at home and choose a nice spot to enjoy dinner. Heat up the Private Sauna and take a seat at 18.00-20.00 and then jump into the lake.

Day 2
After a nice and relaxed night, a cool morning dip, and a slow walk through the forest, it’s breakfast time! You chop your wood and light the fire to cook your breakfast. You will find the food in our kitchen storage. After the morning routines counter by the stream, you may want to paddle or row out on the lake in the afternoon and maybe fish or swim. When hunger sets in, you return for a lunch from our kitchen storage. A quiet day with nature constantly present and you keep the bathtub’s heating under surveillance. The evening’s dinner plans await and then in the evening it’s time to sink into our lovely Skogsbad and enjoy the starry sky and the view
Sleep tight

Day 3
Breakfast and then we say hello for this time (check out no later than 10.30)

This package can be booked for 2 or 4 people from May to October

From 3.405 SEK per person

This is included in Kolarbyn Digital Detox for two

  • 2 nights accommodation in a charcoal hut or timber lodge
  • Sleeping bags travel pillow, sheets
  • Bath towel
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner basket on arrival
  • Private Sauna for 2h
  • Lunch and dinner from our forest pantry to cook over the fire
  • Wood-heated forest bath in the afternoon/evening
  • Canoe or Rowing boat
  • Map for hiking trails
  • Fishing license (no fishing stick)

You sleep in a single bed in a charcoal hut where there is a fireplace that keeps you warm if it is cold outside. Candlesticks with heat and light. You sleep comfortably on an inflatable mattress and sheepskin. Read more about our different huts here

For whom
Everyone can come to Kolarbyn, here it is easy to live with and experience nature and no prior knowledge is needed. We have everything you need and we help you with everything you wonder about. We will of course help you with tips and advice on how to start and keep a fire, outdoor cooking, and how to chop wood.

Time & place
Check-in at Kolarbyn’s reception between 14.00 and 15.00. You have access to the hut from at the earliest at 14.00 on the day of arrival until kl. 10.30 departure day. Kolarbyn has no staffed reception, and all guests get a guided tour so you will find where everything is and so you know how it works to live in Kolarbyn.

This is always included in all accommodation
Organic breakfast that you cook over the fire and pick up the food in our breakfast storage. During your stay, you have access to our floating sauna (1,5h) which you heat yourself and share with other guests. By chopping to fire with, freshwater to fetch from our cold spring, access to fireplaces to grill and cook on, matches, candles, kitchen equipment for cooking over a fire, dishes by the brook, waste sorting, access to seating in our cozy gathering mile with fireplace and candles.

To think about
We recommend that you bring weatherproof clothing and shoes, a change of clothes, warm clothes for cold nights (hat and underwear), a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight (headlamp) power bank, swimwear, towel, water bottle, snacks.
If you have questions or concerns, you may find the answer here.

Other information and opportunities
If you want to book a moose, beaver, or wolf safari, you can do so with one of our partners WildSweden. Some guided tours depart from Kolarbyn.


Guest Reviews

“Magical enchantead fairyland. The hostess leaves you from about 5 and you get a lot of confidence in managing yourself. Everything is very well organised and nothing is missing. They also have the nices compost outhouse you ever have been on. – and YES they have of course a sauna, the coolest sauna ever”
Dorien, Belgium

“Thank you for the incredible place Kolarbyn is. It was amazing to be able to experience the Swedish landscape and to just get away from the craziness of life for a bit. It is one of my favourite places in Europe and I hope that many others get to experience its wonder”
Gabi, United States

Truely beautiful surroundings, really helpful staff and a great break from the norm”
George, UK

“Great place! The lodges are beautiful and the place is super charming. We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was fantastic and everything is well organized in a way that it makes it easy to be outside even if you’re not too used to it”
Anonymous, USA

“I just wanted to say that it was a really wonderful and unique experience, one which I will remember and treasure for a long time
It was truly back to basics but truly wonderful stay just to relax and enjoy wild Sweden!
Especially the floating sauna was all kinds of wonderful (definitely last night when the lake was frozen and full moon was shining).
If the snow had come in yesterday it would have been even more magical but that would have been the cherry on top. I got a good look this morning with the snow already.
I wish you all the best and thank you again for an awesome stay, I truly enjoyed it!”
Marnick, Luxemburg

“Last week me and my girlfriend spent one night at Kolarbyn. Kolarbyn it’s a magical, stunning, unreal place. To those who ask me how Kolarbyn is I reply that “I’m agnostic, but if
there is a paradise, a Valhalla or something else I hope it looks like Kolarbyn”. I guess that many people will tell you how amazing Kolarbyn is and how fascinating your personality is in that forest. But I really left something of my heart in that wood”
Paolo, Italy

“A sauna dream
The Kolarbyn adventure is fantastic. Top of the list for me was the floating sauna on the lake, followed by swims in the lake – oh it was so good! but I also enjoyed cutting wood, tracking the progress of the charcoal burners’ pit in August – they were up all night watching.
I shall never look at an English wrap in the same light again – they do their picnic food properly in Kolarbyn!  We bonded well too with the other Kolarbyn adventurers and shared many a laugh at our attempts to live ‘wild’. Kolarbyn gave us lots of support in this gentle introduction to living in nature at the eco lodge -I particularly liked being greeted by two lit candles when we arrived at our hut, and the ‘hoover’ marzipan sweets Malin brought us on the second day for our dessert – unexpected little touches that made the moment special. The people, including Malin who greeted us and came every day to sort out food etc, were absolutely lovely – kind, friendly, polite, cheerful and almost courtly at times. A very special holiday indeed.”
Janet, UK

“It has been a week since we returned from Sweden – we had such a great time, meeting the nicest of people and seeing beautiful places. Our stay at Kolarbyn was definitely one of the absolute highlights, from the lovely hut to the beautiful surrounding and don’t forget the Sauna/bastu 😉
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for having us and for keeping this wonderful place alive
all the best”
Antoine, New Zeeland