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Rent a motorhome in Northern Sweden

A taste of the Swedish Lapland

Captivating cities, intriguing historical sites and charming small towns await you on your campervan holiday in Northern Sweden. Get your motorhome at motorhomebookers.com and explore the diverse and pristine nature of Sweden’s unmissable destinations. Northern Sweden provides a unique experience for campers with the rare opportunity to see the Northern Lights or experience the midnight sun.

Northern Sweden has a varied and unique terrain making it a dream destination for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. The region is surrounded by deep forests, mountains, expansive marshes, lakes and rivers. If you visit Kiruna on your camping trip, you can stop by Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise. If you go on your RV trip during summer, you can take advantage of the long days to hike the famous King's Trails that extend from Abisko to Nikkaluokta with picturesque landscapes and sweeping views.

If you want to explore the culture of the Swedish Lapland, Northern Sweden gives you authentic experiences of the Sami people. You can try out reindeer herding or visit the Nutti Sama Siida in the villages and immerse yourself in the beautiful culture. Exploring Northern Sweden on a motorhome or campervan allows you to enjoy popular attractions in the region.

Top 5 facts about Northern Sweden

  1. A must-visit destination is the Abisko National Park to follow the famous hiking trails or catch the midnight sun.
  2. Marvel at the highest mountain in Sweden, Mountain Kebnekaise, which lies 40 kilometres from the Norwegian border and west of Kiruna.
  3. Stop by the Gammelstad Church Town, outside Lulea city and explore the collection of ancient structures dating back to the 15th century.
  4. Explore the Swedish Lapland on your motorhome by following the 359-kilometre-long Wilderness Way. It starts at the canoeing centre and passes through Fatmomakke to the Vilhelmina terminus.
  5. History enthusiasts should visit ‘The Moveable Church’ in Kiruna. The Kiruna Kyrka was built in 1912 and is the largest wooden building in Sweden.

These highlights await you when you visit Northern Sweden with a motorhome

A motorhome is ideal for exploring beautiful Northern Sweden, the land of the midnight sun and Northern Lights. You can find strategic viewing points; for instance, the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko is a great place to experience the natural light show. Northern Sweden is also home to forests, marshes, mountains and archipelagos. There is plenty of sightseeing and cultural experience to be had. If you are a nature enthusiast, you will enjoy sledging, skiing, fishing and hiking.

Visit Norrbotten County in your campervan and explore the northernmost city. Kiruna is 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and the best city for watching the midnight sun and Northern Lights. The deep forests and Mountain Kebnekaise provide an exciting outdoor landscape for hiking trails and dog sledging. Don't forget to stop by Abisko National Park and embark on an epic hike at the infamous King's Trail.

If you want to savour the culture of Northern Sweden, visit Umea, the cultural capital. You can visit top museums like the Vasterbottens Museum, featuring participatory experiences on cultural history and exhibitions. Bildmuseet is a cultural highlight of contemporary art and museum design.

The cities in Northern Sweden you should visit with your camper van!

Northern Sweden provides a wide range of activities throughout the year. In summer, you can catch a glimpse of the midnight sun, while in winter, you can see the spectacular Northern Lights. Kiruna is an arctic city where you can experience both the Northern Lights and the midnight sun. The town is surrounded by varied terrains perfect for outdoor activities. The expansive marshes, deep forests, rivers, mountains and lakes make it the ideal escape for outdoor enthusiasts.

With the long days and short nights, you can park your campervan and hike the King’s Trail. The trail runs from Abisko to Nikkaluokta and takes you through Abisko National Park. Some of the attractions of the trail include barren mountainsides and high peaks. You can also explore Mountain Kebnekaise or visit the Caledonian mountain range for a fishing expedition or boat rides.

Gästrikland is a peaceful county near the Baltic Sea with a varied terrain ranging from expansive plains, meadows and islands. The county has a coastal charm that stretches 200 kilometres from the Oregrund to the High Coast. Limon island is your trip's highlight in the Gavle archipelago region. You can swim in Kalkudden, Tarnviken and Scoutviken.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Northern Sweden

Northern Sweden has extreme winter and summer temperatures. December to February are the coldest months, but snow falls from October to November. December and January have short daylight hours. Despite the cold, you can enjoy exciting winter activities like dog sledging. The ideal time for a campervan trip is between June to September. The summer weather is perfect for boating and hiking. You can watch the midnight sun in June or July.

Wild camping is allowed in Northern Sweden, with a few restrictions to protect the environment. For instance, you cannot park your campervan in national parks, nature reserves or private properties. You can rent a motorhome in Northern Sweden if you are over 21 years. You only need a valid driver’s licence to rent a campervan.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Northern Sweden

If you want to explore Northern Sweden on a motorhome or campervan, hire one at motorhomebookers.com. You can pick up your campervan and motorhome rental from Luleå.

Northern Sweden: Rental stations for campers and motorhomes