WINTER TRAVEL GUIDE – SWEDISH LAPLAND PART ll

By Thursday, February 25, 2016 1 , Permalink 4

Vintage Style BathroomOur time in Northern Sweden wasn’t all spent outdoors up to our knees in snow – read part 1 here if you missed it! Our favourite place to stop indoors was the Brittas Pensionat in Harads, with our lovely hosts Britta and Kent. When we walked up to the door of this large traditional Swedish house, we had no idea what magic was waiting inside. This beautiful guest house has vintage Swedish style in every room.Brittas Pensionat SwedenBritta and Kent have created a beautiful place in the heart of Swedish Lapland to share with their overnight guests and daily visitors. We took off our boots and left them piled up with all the other guests footwear inside the door and padded on down to a delicious dinner. Our dessert – a melt in the mouth – lingonberry tart was eaten by the fire and with big mugs of hot chocolate to warm our hands, we walked out across the snowy garden and home to our cabin for the night.Brittas Pensionat Brittas Pensionat SwedenBreakfast was a treat all over Sweden, but here it was served in vintage cookware and it felt like home from home. Pancakes with homemade blueberry jam and yoghurt for me – Museli, soft boiled eggs on toast, then cheese and crackers for him!!Vintage botanical printThe beautiful cosy and homely property, is under heritage protection and has original wallpaper from the 1950’s in several of the rooms. The bathroom (below) was one of my favourite spaces – ‘don’t mind me, I am just off to the loo with my camera’ that’s completely normal!Vintage Style BathroomVintage Style BathroomVintage Style BathroomBrittas Pensionat Leading off from the open plan, communal living and dining space, there are three rooms styled with dining tables for a more intimate dinner time. This one below and above was our favourite – with its vintage radio on the windowsill and retro seating to collapse on after a delicious home cooked meal. We ate our dinner in here and then put our feet up by the fire for a while.Vintage interiors Brittas PensionatBrittas Pensionat - The apartmentWe stayed in a little cabin around the back of the house called ‘the apartment’ it was a super cute three roomed cottage with bedroom, bathroom and lounge. Also filled with vintage treasures (and some modern stuff – power shower, TV and Kettle etc), our windows looked out to the forest beyond and we kept our eyes peeled at all times in case a reindeer or moose stopped by.Brittas Pensionat - The apartmentBrittas Pensionat SwedenBrittas Pensionat SwedenAll the windows had delicate lace curtains and now I realise where Ikea got their idea for their popular vintage style nets with the scalloped edges – the old houses of Sweden. They look so pretty especially with snow as a backdrop in the winter and I imagine just as lovely with fluttering birch leaves in the summer and autumn. We simply must come back here and see what it’s like in every season. I am looking at you, Mr Hearne!Brittas Pensionat SwedenA tangle of greenery in the bathroom above and as we prepared to drive on to our final destination, I had to take  a quick snap of all the vintage undies hanging on the line out in the snow :)Brittas Pensionat SwedenHow much do you love this place? Want to move in right now? Me too! These guys also have a super modern twist to their business that runs alongside – but more of that in my next post! Tomorrow I will be back with lots of links for places to stay and visit, stories about the people we met and more from snowy Swedish Lapland – happy Thursday!

  • Melanie

    Yep, I’ll move in with you :) …Lovely stuff x