Busy city weekends and rural retreats — the best travel guides for Sweden
We look back at some of the most unique Swedish guides that we’ve published. Read about hotel experiences in the west coast archipelago, rural recharging retreats in Häslingland, and urban happenings in Malmö.
July 07, 2021
Oslo-born Erik Nissen Johansen is the founder and creative director of Gothenburg-based Stylt. He’s also the co-owner of the multiply awarded Pater Noster, a former lighthouse transformed by Stylt into a completely unique hotel, located highly remote in Gothenburg’s archipelago on Sweden’s west coast.
Erik now lives with his family in Gothenburg and has really taken the adjacent archipelago to heart since moving to the west coast, with extra care for the sailing town of Marstrand in the far west where the archipelago ends and the open sea begins.
Architect Hanna Michelson lives in Stockholm with her family, but her roots spread back to Hälsingland from her grandfather that was born there. A couple of years ago Hanna’s father bought a piece of land on a former ski slope, that over time had been transformed into a beautiful birch forest that overlooked the Ljusnan valley. The initial idea of building a landscape hotel to honour the scenery was finalised with a loft house in 2017 — and Bergaliv was born.
Apollonia San Contreras is a Malmö based Marketing & PR professional, currently heading up Hövding’s marketing activation. She’s also the co-host of the millennial podcast Off topic and advocates for women through her role as City Leader for HON Malmö.