Welcome to The Wood Hotel

Why not take the time to visit one of TIME’s 50 best places to visit in the world with a trip to Skellefteå – a destination based in northern Sweden that shares some fascinating history from both the past and the present?

It is here that you will get to discover The Wood Hotel – a hotel built from the wood that has been collected from its neighbouring forests and making it one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings.

This trip gets you to experience this fascinating structure and along the way, you’ll get to make your own gin in the local distillery, snowshoe through the local forests, and relax in The Wood Hotel’s spa, Vana.

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Skellefteå is surrounded by beautiful nature, and in the winter, it turns into a winter wonderland. Visitors can enjoy activities such as dog sledging, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and even ice skating on the frozen river. These activities provide a unique and exciting experience that is only available during the winter months.

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Day 1

Explore Sweden's Capital city

Arrive in Stockholm for an afternoon and evening to explore the city – discover the stunning Gamla Stan (Old Town) with its cobbled streets and hidden alleys.

Enjoy a relaxing evening in your hotel before preparing yourself for your big adventure to north Sweden.

Photo Credits: Jeppe Wikstrom / Visit Stockholm
Photo Credits: Jeppe Wikstrom / Visit Stockholm
Day 2

Welcome to Skellefteå

Having the morning at leisure you will then head up to Skellefteå in Northern Sweden where one of the tallest ever hotels made of wood can be discovered and this will be where you are staying for the next couple of nights.

Take a tour around the hotel before deciding which of their three restaurants you might like to indulge in for the evening. Soak in the incredible views from the bar as you get ready for your adventure the following day.

Photo Credit: Ted Logart
Day 3

Gin Making & Lunch

After a leisurely morning exploring parts of the city, you will be picked up and transferred crossed to Kurjovikens Bränneri & Gästkök – a gin distillery nestled by the woods and the frozen sea.

You’ll have a walk around this beautiful location before being introduced to some different gin flavours before designing your own recipe – whilst the gin is distilled you will have some lunch specially prepared by the owner, not before having a quick look at their brewery next door.

In the evening head back to the hotel for an afternoon relaxing at The Wood Hotel’s Vana Spa where you can soak in its outdoor pool taking in the views and the heat up in one of the several saunas.

Photo Credit: Kurjovikens Branneri
Photo Credit: The Wood Hotel
Day 4

Time to get active

Having spent yesterday sampling the local distillery and relaxing in the spa you now have the opportunity to do something a little more active with a snowshoeing excursion – there is the option to do this during the day where you will stop for lunch or try your luck at spotting some aurora in the evening with a nighttime hike.

With Skellefteå being the place where the oldest cross-country ski was discovered, dating back over 5000 years old, it would be the perfect opportunity to try out the activity which can also be easily arranged.

Photo Credits: Ted Logardt

Photo: Ted Logardt
Photo: Ted Logardt
Day 5

Today you will head back to the airport for your flight home – but this doesn’t have to be the end of your journey. As you are here in Swedish Lapland why not take the opportunity to explore more – you have an Icehotel, Treehotel, Arctic Bath and much more to discover all close by.

Speak to one of our Adventure Artists about how you can make extend this exciting stay with more unique accommodations and memorable experiences.

Photo: The Wood Hotel
Photo: The Wood Hotel

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