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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Eco-lodge is definitely worth going off the beaten path to get to. If you are looking for a really unique experience, and are not averse to a bit of a physical challenge, do check it out. The staff was really helpful, and it's amazing to be able to be in such pristine wilderness.

Thank Rowan P
Andreas S, Ägare at STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Hi! Great to hear that you like your stay! =) It was great to meet you in the eco lodge!

Reviewed 4 August 2016

We are not a typical outdoorsy family but out of the blue, we opted for two nights in Kolarbyn during a 8-day stay in Sweden/Denmark. We had a blast. My 9 year old boy felt like this was "REAL" camping. For me, it was a philosophical moment to realize that it took me an hour and a half to make...

Thank Mohammedyu
Abcoude, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you are really looking for a truly unique experience in Sweden this place should be included during your trip. The place consists of small cabins in the forest. After your arrival you get instruction how to use the facility and make the most of your stay. You learn how to chop wood safely and build your own fire on...

Thank HV1963
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night together with my husband and two dogs. Really friendly service and a wonderful place overall. I can recommend the 6km walk around the lake, as well as mushroom and berry picking in the nearby forests. The floating sauna was excellent and well worth a try. It was also great fun to cook food over...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Such an awesome set-up, There can't be anything else like Kolarbyn in the world! Highly recommended for anyone interested in nature, bushcraft, wildlife, camping, foraging or photography. The lake is beautiful, wildlife around the lake include Pine Marten, perch, pike, common lizard, slow-worm, and many more! Edibles like Chanterelles, blueberries and strawberries grow everywhere. A lovely place to meet likeminded...

Thank Alex B
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a must for those who like wilderness and animals. There are nightly trips out to see different animals such as beavers and moose (costed separately). The rooms themselves are unlike anything I've seen before, and are fairly cosy, although a little small for those who might be of bigger build. When I went in summer, the fire...

1Thank Tengawa
Andreas S, Ägare at STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for visit us! Happy to hear that you liked your stay in Kolarbyn =) Regards Andreas in Kolarbyn

Netanya, Israel
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very recommended experience for those who like getting along by themselves. Romantic atmosphere in an isolated camping site. The cabins there are small but warm. It is recommended to go there only if you are ok with cold weather, otherwise consider visiting places with a better and more modern heating arrangements.

1Thank OrnH
Andreas S, Ägare at STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! Glad to hear that you like your stay =) Regards Andreas

Orsundsbro, Sweden
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We (my self and a mate from England) booked late, just a few days before we arrived- this was not problem at this time of year, all the booking and details were handled by Andreas with no problems. We arrived on a Friday afternoon in November and we were immediately greeted and welcomed to the area by Andreas. It was...

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Andreas S, Ägare at STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Steve! Great to hear that you liked your stay in Kolarbyn! Looking forward to meet you again =) Regards Andreas

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My 8 year old daughter and I stayed in Kolarbyn for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. It was easier than I thought getting used to basic life and after two days, I felt I was getting a much needed relax from hectic life. I would suggest to definetely stay longer than just one night, since you need some time...

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Andreas S, Ägare at STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Glad that you liked your stay in Kolarbyn! Hope to meet you some other time =) Regards Andreas in Kolarbyn

Reviewed 21 August 2015

My 8-year old boy and I spent two nights at Kolarbyn. It was a great wilderness experience complete with beautiful scenery, forest hiking, lake swimming, wood chopping, streamwater drinking, fire-building and campfire cooking -- in short, paradise for my boy (and me). At the same time, it is in fact a lot easier than simply camping under the stars, since...

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Andreas S, Ägare at STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for visit us this summer! Happy to hear that you like your stay and that you also enjoyed the safaris with WildSweden. About the beds, they are built like the old time when they used this huts for working in the forest. it´s not "normal" size on the beds and no madrases when this will be bad after...

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Kolarbyn Eco-lodge is called Sweden’s most primitive hotel and guests from all over the World come here to stay for a few nights for outdoor activities such as wildlife watching, hiking or fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about STF Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge

Address: Skarsjon, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Vastmanland County > Skinnskatteberg
Price Range: $147 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“There is one larger cabin, which I highly recommend although the children were quite happy with the smaller ones.”
HV1963, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Insect repellent is needed as there are some mosquitoes. A car is recommended”
  • Our hut
  • Lake at dusk
  • The forest
  • Smouldering by the fire
Bigroy00, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“the charcoal burner cabins are the best way to experience this beautiful place”
  • the lake just a couple steps away
  • one of the campfire places
  • one of the cabins
frankp482, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There is a honeymoon hut/shed with a double bed”
Smokeywisk, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you want something more confortable, you can choose the wood cabin.”
532anaisb, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
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