Here are five of the most beautiful free one-night cabins across Sweden:
2. Åbergs fäbodar – outhouse, fireplace, firewood and drinking water
The cottage was built at the beginning of the 19th century and was used right into the 20th century. It is named after Jonas and Britta Åberg from Ockelbo. Although it is kept locked the key is freely available only a phone call away.
3. Lafallshöjden – sleeps 2, outhouse and wood-burning stove.
This cabin is located in central Sweden in the western part of Värmland in Norra Gunnarskog. It is managed by the Gunnarskog Heritage Association and is surrounded by fantastic countryside that was farmed until the 1970s. The hut can be reached by either car, bus from Arvika to Gunnarskog or on foot via the hiking trail from Larstomta.
4. Lafallshöjden – sleeps 2, outhouse and wood-burning stove
This cottage, which was permanently inhabited until 1948, is also in Norra Gunnarskog, but there has never been a road here. Instead, the approximately 13-kilometer hiking trail leads here from Larstomta - alternatively, there is a bus from Arvika to Gunnarskog. The cabin sat vacant for 50 years before being restored by the local heritage association.
5. Hjortronbergsmossen - Sleeps 6 to 8, outhouse, fireplace and firewood.
Also in central Sweden is the Hjortronbergsmossen log cabin. Located in the Djupdalshöjden nature reserve near Örebro north of Kopparberg. This substantial log cabin is managed by the municipality and was purpose-built as an overnight cabin to encourage an active outdoor lifestyle. The standard is impressive: there are solar panels on the roof and a full range of kitchen utensils and crockery. The cabin can only be reached on foot – either from the Kopparberg bus stop (14 km away) or from the Älvhöjden car park (5 km away). Drinking water is available 100m northeast of the cabin.
Article courtesy of VISIT SWEDEN