Photo: Bagarstugan

See the Northern Lights From This Remote, Rustic Swedish Cabin

Sweden Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Jun 21, 2023

Deep in the serene countryside of Rörbäck, Sweden, lies the Bagarstugan Airbnb, the perfect Scandinavian getaway for travelers seeking a peaceful escape. This charming 19th-century cottage has been lovingly restored to provide guests with modern comforts while preserving its authentic rustic charm. Surrounded by lush forests, pristine lakes, and picturesque landscapes — which might even include the northern lights — Bagarstugan is a blend of nature, history, and relaxation.

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The Airbnb is a cozy, one-bedroom cottage that comfortably accommodates up to four guests. The interior features traditional Swedish décor, complete with exposed wooden beams, vintage furnishings, and a wood-burning stove that adds warmth and ambiance to the space. A well-equipped kitchenette allows guests to prepare their meals, while the outdoor terrace provides the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, or unwind with a glass of wine after a day of exploring.

One of the highlights of Bagarstugan is its idyllic location. The property is situated on a small hill, affording stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Guests can wander through the property’s private forest, take a refreshing dip in the nearby lake, or simply relax and soak in the tranquil surroundings. For those looking to venture further afield, the area offers a plethora of activities, including hiking, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

In addition to the natural beauty of Rörbäck, guests of Bagarstugan have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the region. The cottage is located close to several historical sites, such as the ancient rune stones at Stenehuvud and the fascinating Rörbäcks Heritage Museum. The nearby village of Sälen also offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural events for visitors to enjoy.

See the northern lights

The Airbnb is also a great place for spotting the northern lights, as northern Sweden is particularly well-suited to glimpsing the celestial phenomenon. If you really want to be sure of seeing the lights, it’s crucial to plan your trip during the optimal viewing season, which typically occurs between late September and early April. Venture to locations far from city lights and with minimal light pollution, such as Abisko National Park or the small town of Kiruna. Keep a close eye on aurora forecasts and be prepared to stay up late, as the magical display usually appears between 10pm and 2am.

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