The Whole Country of Sweden Is Listed as a Rental on Airbnb
Just when you thought that igloos and tree houses were the craziest listings you could find on Airbnb, the country of Sweden just one-upped that beach bungalow you were looking to book in a major way: It listed the entire nation of Sweden on the site.
In a clever tourism campaign, the country's listing happened in the name of “allemansrätten,” or the freedom to roam, a principle protected by Swedish law. “In other words, Swedish nature isn’t just a piece of land with trees and lakes and cliffs—it’s a home with all the necessities and amenities that any great home should have," the post reads. "It’s a place where you can eat berries from the ground, sleep under the stars, swim in the lakes, and roam freely.”
And like any great home, Sweden’s natural environment is now listed on Airbnb. But instead of rural ranches and colorful apartments, the listings are for things like “cliffs with panoramic ocean views” and a “rocky island in the Stockholm Archipelago.” And the best part is, they’re free for the public to roam and explore.
Keep scrolling to see some of the gorgeous places Sweden has to offer—and mentally plan your next vacation.
Gotland is Sweden’s largest island with "various activities for all ages"—including the limestone columns at this outdoor art exhibit.
In the mountains of Sarek, "you can enjoy everything from freshwater pools, 360-degree granite terraces, an expansive shower (with fantastic water pressure), rustic bathrooms in original craft and soft natural carpeting throughout the accommodation."
Rönne å, Skåne
This colorful forest is the perfect place to "go for long walks and exercise in the built-in-gym, or just kick back in your glade and listen to the birds."
The rocky landscape of Enafors might seem rough, but luckily nature has a large built-in "jacuzzi" to relax in while taking in the river view.
Braka, Stockholm Archipelago
On this rocky island, you can "dip your toes into the tempered infinity pools, bring out the fishing gear and fish for your own sushi, or pick some delicious raw food in the forest."