Top 3 Campings in Sweden for Families with Kids

More than 60,000 Swedish families have voted to choose the best campsites in the country within the Stora Barnsemester Awards 2019. The category ‘Best camping for families with kids’ started in 2012 and the winner of this year is the Daftö Resort campsite.

Zona de Norrviken en el campig Daftö Resort en Suecia

Norrviken Area at Daftö Resort Campsite in Sweden

1. Daftö Resort in Strömstad

Repeating its success from 2016 and 2018, the Daftö Resort campsite has won the love and trust of the families and children who visit and who have chosen it as the best campsite in Sweden.

Last year Daftö Resort also was granted the prestigious Superplatz award by the German automotive association ADAC with more than 19 million members. Daftö Resort is the only campsite in Sweden with this recognition which is comparable to winning an Oscar or achieving a Michelin star.

Vista de la zona de casitas del camping Daftör Resort en Strömstad, Suecia

Cottage Area at Camping Daftö Resort in Strömstad, Sweden

Daftö Resort is a 5-star holiday resort open all year round and located on the west coast of Sweden just outside the city of Strömstad next to the Norwegian border. It has 650 camping pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents and 130 stugor which is the name given to the typical Swedish cottages.

It has a play pool, its own amusement park called Daftöland and offers daytrips and cultural, natural, sports and seasonal activities.

Some of them:

  • search for Easter eggs in at Easter
  • trips to the marine nature park of Kosterhavet
  • hiking activities
  • cultural outings to Strömstad
  • midsommar celebration at the end of June
  • padel tracks

Their dedication and good work have made this family business one of the most innovative campsites in Europe. Here you can see check the prices for staying with your family at the Daftö Resort campsite.

2. Böda Sand in Böda

The Böda Sand campsite has achieved the second place in the ‘Best camping for families with children’ category. Böda Sand is located at the northeastern end of the island of Öland.

Visitando el camping de Böda Sand en Öland <br> Foto: Israel Úbeda /

Visiting Böda Sand Campsite on Öland
Photo: Israel Úbeda /

On our month-long trip to Sweden we had the chance to visit and tour the campsite, its shopping area, concert stages, restaurants and much more.

De paseo en el camping Böda Sand en Öland, Suecia <br> Foto: Israel Úbeda /

Strolling along Böda Sand Campsite on Öland, Sweden
Photo: Israel Úbeda /

We also went to the white sand beach of Böda which holds the record as Sweden’s longest beach of its characteristics with about 20 km / 12.5 mi in length.

De camino a las playas de arena blanca en Böda Sand <br> Foto: Israel Úbeda /

On my Way to the White Sandy Beaches at Böda Sand
Photo: Israel Úbeda /

The Böda Sand Camping on Öland has 1350 camping pitches and 125 stugor and holds the record as the largest campsite in Sweden. Swimming pool, spa, sauna, restaurants, pubs, afterbeach, shops and supermarkets, hairdressing, kiosks and pizzerias and even a 9-hole golf course nearby are available at Böda Sand.

3. Årjäng Camping Sommarvik in Årjäng

Årjäng Camping is another 5-star campsite located in the town of Årjäng in the county of Värmland, very close to the Norwegian border and close to the E18 motorway route that connects Stockholm with Oslo.

The Årjäng campsite has been operating for more than 50 years in this enclave in the wildest part of Värmland. Sommarvik, Summer Bay in Swedish, is surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes and offers camping pitches and Swedish cottages in a beautiful natural setting.

Caravanas en el camping Årjäng Sommarvik en Värmland, Suecia

Caravans at Årjäng Sommarvik Campsite in Värmland, Sweden

The campsite is located at the bottom of a slope that leads to Lake Västra Silen which grants many of the cottages and camping pitches stunning views of the area.

Vistas desde una stuga en el camping Årjäng Sommarvik en Suecia

Views from a stuga at Årjäng Sommarvik Campsite in Sweden

Lake Västra Silen is clear water and one of the largest in the Dalsland canal network. Your whole family can participate in sports activities in nature such as canoeing. In addition the campsite has a swimming pool, children’s play area, minigolf, beach and spa area and sauna.

Piscina en Årjäng Camping Sommarvik en Värmland, Suecia

Pool at Årjäng Camping Sommarvik in Värmland, Sweden

Årjäng Sommarvik is open all year. Here you can get more info on the prices at Årjäng Sommarvik.

These are the three best campsites for families with children in Sweden. If you are looking for another type of more glamorous accommodation you might want to read about glampings in Sweden*.

* Links with this symbol are at the moment just available in English by Google Translate

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About Israel Úbeda

Former press officer and communicator at VisitSweden, the Swedish National Tourism Organization in Spain. Traveling to Sweden since 2002 and at times living in the country. A few years ago I decided that others could learn about Swedish tourist destinations, the language and the society on this page. Welcome!

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