Summer in Scandinavia is well and truly swinging, but it’s not too late to book a special trip with your other half. So, with that in mind we’ve put together this list of the top 10 romantic hotels to escape to in Scandinavia this season.
Romantic hotels in Denmark
Let’s start in Copenhagen. From the outside, Nimb looks like a Moorish palace, but inside it’s anything but. The finest Scandinavian design makes this a comfortable and modern place to stay. But the best and most romantic part of Nimb Hotel is its location – it’s right in the middle of Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest and most magical theme parks in the world. Besides having a theme park on your doorstep, there’s plenty to keep you and your other half entertained here. Enjoy the warm Nordic atmosphere, Nimb’s selection of restaurants and bars, and the rooftop infinity pool!
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What do you expect from a Danish summer? Well, forest bike rides, relaxing on the beach, and walks through quaint little harbours are just some of the things that Danes like to do in the warmest season of the year. Staying at Skovshoved Hotel in Charlottenlund means that you can do that too! It’s just a stone’s throw away from Copenhagen so you can split your time between city life and enjoying the Danish countryside. For couples, there’s even a summer offer which doesn’t only include the room price, but also a buffet breakfast and bike rental too!
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This small and cosy inn is one of the oldest and best-preserved in the whole of Denmark. Sonderho Kro offers views of a unique marsh and tidal area, while being just steps away from a dyke. Each room has been individually decorated and while they’re in a newer building, they still incorporate classic Danish design to feel cosy and homely. If you want to have a memorable and romantic dinner, head to the restaurant. A 5 course meal selected by the chef with wine pairings here is the perfect end to a lovely day!
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Romantic hotels in Norway
This five star hotel right in the heart of Oslo is a luxury experience that you and your loved one will absolutely adore. Thief Islet used to be a home for smugglers, which is how the hotel got its name. However, now it’s one of the top hotels in Norway. There’s a spa, cutting edge Scandinavian furniture, and the walls are even adorned with international art! It’s not cheap, but escaping to The Thief is one big romantic gesture!
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On the edge of Hardangerfjord about 130km from Bergen, Hotel Ullensvang is an incredible place to escape into nature. This would be suitable for combining a romantic trip with some active and outdoor stuff, as it’s a great place to base yourself if you plan on visiting Trolltunga (the Troll’s Tongue) and Dronningstien (The Queen’s Trail). This hotel has a swimming pool and its own private beach, so it’s got plenty of options to cool off after a long day of hiking!
This unique hotel isn’t easy to find, but once you get here you will be astounded. Europe’s first landscape hotel, Juvet incorporates nature, modern architecture, and cultural history to supply an accommodation that really has the wow factor! After a meal in the barn (which is now a gorgeous restaurant) retire to one of the 9 unique rooms, each of which offers a unique perspective on the rugged Scandinavian landscape.
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Some of the most romantic Norwegian hotels are well away from the cities, and Røisheim Hotel is certainly one of them. It’s a base for mountaineering set at the border between Eastern and Western Norway. Mountaineering couples will love that it’s right in the shadow of Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen. Enjoy the restored rooms and painted buildings in a version of Norway that’s like stepping back into the past!
Romantic hotels in Sweden
Hotel Skeppsholmen markets itself as an urban oasis set in a 300 year old historical house, situated on one of Stockholm’s many waterfronts. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of the Swedish capital, it’s a great spot for couples on a long weekend! Easy access to the city centre sights, while still being an escape in the evenings. Enjoy contemporary Swedish cuisine, and art and design in a tranquil setting.
This place is romantic, quirky, and totally unforgettable. Treehotel offers a number of capsules up in the trees, giving exquisite views of the forest surrounding Harads. Choose from the Mirror Cube, the Bird’s Nest, The UFO, the Dragonfly, and other intriguing designs to spend your night in. And if you actually want to leave your room during the day, you can enjoy barbeques by the lake, moose safaris, phat bike riding, canoeing, and many other activities. Another hotel that will cost a pretty penny but is worth every single one!
Of course, there’s a hotel in Stockholm’s nearest castle, Ulfsunda Slott. Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Stockholm and close to Bromma airport, here you can combine a romantic stay with a bit of history and also some exquisite cuisine and wine, from the hotel/castle’s very own wine cellar! The castle is also surrounded by beautiful gardens and if you’re lucky enough your room may even have a wiew of the jaw-dropping Mälaren Lake. This experience will be something special for both of you, and you’ll easily be able to get into Stockholm too!
So, that concludes our list of the best romantic hotels in Scandinavia. It’s a great area to go in the summer, but if you’re looking to head further south for some winter sun, then Greece could be just what you’re looking for! Why not take a look at the best vacation rentals in Athens here. Now, you have romantic summer AND winter vacation ideas! But don’t forget that autumn is a romantic season in Scandinavia as well, not least when you choose one of the top romantic hotels in Scandinavia.
Feature image (on top) Juvet landscape hotel, Norway
Top 10 Romantic Hotels to Escape to in Scandinavia This Season is a compilation produced for Daily Scandinavian by the editorial team of Trip 101.