Accommodation / Sweden
Pine Bay Lodge
The lodge is located on the coastal edge of the Luleå Archipelago offering views across the frozen sea and surrounding snow-clad forests. There is minimal light pollution here, resulting in the night sky producing stunning displays of the Northern Lights if conditions are right.
The words homely and charming immediately spring to mind when describing Pine Bay Lodge (Furufjärden in Swedish). It offers a ’home from home’ style of accommodation, which is comparable to that of a ski chalet.
Pine Bay is the kind of place that makes you feel like you want to curl up by the fire and relax with your slippers on; highly recommended after a day of adventures.
Our good friend Göran Widén, who owns the lodge, recently told us: "If I come into the lodge and find someone fast asleep on the sofa in front of the open fire, it is the ultimate compliment. For people to be so relaxed and comfortable in the lodge shows I have been successful in creating the atmosphere I had in mind when dreaming of how I wanted my guests to feel during their holiday."
- The lodge is centred on the main lounge area, where the open fire beckons guests to the cosy sofas
- The open plan dining area offers views of the surrounding countryside and at night the chance to keep a watchful eye out for the Northern Lights (many a meal has been interrupted here)
- The kitchen at the lodge is a real highlight and every evening a delicious menu of local produce is carefully prepared for all guests
- A sauna is available to book locally and we do encourage all guests to enjoy the traditional roll in the snow afterwards. This will help you understand the real meaning of the word refreshing!
The lodge has only eight guest bedrooms in the main building, all with en-suite shower rooms. There is also a family suite of rooms in a small annexe adjacent to the main building. You really could describe this as an ‘exclusive destination’. The rooms are very comfortable and provide a peaceful place to lay your head after a day of adventures.
Image credits: Fredrik Broman & Graeme Richardson