December 13, 2022
7 lavish hotels to spend the holidays at in the Nordics
Escape the stress of the holiday season this year. Relaxe, recharge and rest up at these seven Nordic hotels instead! Explore our handpicked recommendations for the most luxurious holiday weekends in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki.
Seductive and stylish when At Six takes on Christmas
At Six — Stockholm, Sweden
At Six in the Swedish capital attracts travellers from all over the world with its dark, sensual and artistic style. Here, the beautiful marble lobby welcomes you to Stockholm's most glamorous hotel. With a restaurant, cocktail bar, wine bar, rooftop bar and more, it is safe to say that At Six has something for all tastes.
During the Christmas season, At Six invites you to celebrate an extravagant holiday weekend. With a carefully curated Christmas package, your stay begins with pralines waiting in the room, made by the hotel's own pastry chefs. Later on, a sophisticated three-course menu is served in restaurant Dining Room. The chefs of At Six have taken inspiration from the flavors of Christmas, while still letting seasonal produce play the lead role.
Not much of a Christmas fan? Ring in the new year At Six instead, either with a New Year's Eve dinner in the Dining Room or a seafood feast in the hotel’s wine bar Blanche & Hierta. Pro tip: book their New Year's Eve package and celebrate the stroke of twelve up on their rooftop park Stockholm Under Stjärnorna. A panoramic view of the entire city with a glass of champagne in hand—check!
Exclusive Danish design meets personal service at Villa Copenhagen
Villa Copenhagen — Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen's historic post office from 1912 has been transformed into one of Denmark's most renowned hotels. Villa Copenhagen lives up to the expression "conscious luxury" and has refined the art of luxury in that characteristically Danish, relaxed way. Welcome to a home of natural color tones and astonishing materials.
To get you into that Christmas spirit, Villa Copenhagen has thought of everything. The hotel's restaurants Brasserie Kontrast and Public invite you to tasty holiday dinners during Christmas and sparkling menus on New Year's Eve. In addition to this, several holiday activities are taking place in their beautiful courtyard where you can also try their seasonal cocktail menu, inspired by Danish Christmas traditions.
When visiting Villa Copenhagen, it would be considered a crime to skip the most important thing of all: the pool. Copenhagen's only warm outdoor pool is open all Christmas! Sip on a drink in their sustainably heated pool—the view of Tivoli will help you wind down as well.
Spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations at Art Deco palace Sommerro
Sommerro — Oslo, Norway
This fall, the doors to long-anticipated Art Deco gem Sommerro finally opened. The former head office of Oslo Lysverker has been restored into nothing short of a maximalist palace of fun. With several restaurants, bars, a wellness area, a cultural scene and even a bathhouse, it's easy to see why the hotel has swept the Oslo residents of their feet.
For those wanting to round off the year at this new Norwegian "it" place, there are plenty of options. Check into an exquisite room in a richly detailed 1930s style before your Christmas dip in the heritage-listed Vestkantbadet. When evening approaches, a three-course dinner awaits in the main restaurant Ekspedisjonshallen to the tunes of the house band's jazz in the background.
Sommerro is celebrating big on New Year’s Eve as well. Book an overnight stay together with either a seafood platter in Ekspedisjonshallen, a sharing menu at the Izakaya or a night of Nordic-Japanese flavors at the rooftop restaurant TAK Oslo, sister to TAK Stockholm. At midnight you get a front row seat to see the fireworks all over Oslo!
Finnish flair and a golden New Year’s Eve at Hotel Kämp
Hotel Kämp — Helsinki, Finland
Historical charm meets modern elegance on Helsinki's finest address. With its century-long history, Hotel Kämp—Finland’s first and only Grand Hotel—is an abundant home to the crème-de-la-crème. Guests at this five-star hotel can expect iconic settings and unparalleled service.
Why not experience Finnish Christmas luxury at its best at Kämp? A three-course Christmas dinner in Brasserie Kämp is the perfect end to a long day of Christmas pampering in the hotel's renowned spa. Finland is Santa Claus' home country, and rumor has it that Santa himself might appear at the hotel...
The traveler looking to really round off the year with a bang should check in at Kämp during the New Year's weekend. A golden New Year's Eve brunch is offered in the hotel’s awe-inspiring Mirror Room, a mirror-clad ballroom dripping in gold. Combine brunch with an overnight stay and a New Year's dinner in Brasserie Kämp and you have the perfect end to 2022.
Rowdy nights and breathtaking views at Hobo and TAK
Hobo and TAK — Stockholm, Sweden
Hobo in Stockholm has long been a social melting pot, popular among the city's music and culture enthusiasts. This cheeky boutique hotel has made a name for itself with its youthful and irreverent personality. Think live gigs and pop-up clubs, instead of concierge services and fine dining.
Want to take a break from everything Christmas? Hobo is welcoming you with open arms. On their roof you’ll find the popular TAK, two floors of restaurant, bar and night club with the best view in town. Here, you can eat your way through star chef Frida Ronge's Nordic-Japanese take on the Swedish Christmas table. Choose between five courses in the stylish Matsalen or three courses in the more relaxed Izakaya. Why not combine it with an overnight stay in Hobo's unique rooms? Your mini vacation is sorted!
Of course, Hobo has also arranged the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration. Sweat it out at their New Year’s Eve Party and book their New Year's package for an overnight stay at the hotel and a seafood platter at TAK's Izakaya. At midnight, head on up to their sister bar Stockholm Under Stjärnorna and continue the party at TAK into the early morning.
A mischievous Christmas at captivatingly beautiful THE THIEF
THE THIEF — Oslo, Norway
Along the waters of Tjuvholmen—once a haven for crooks and thieves, now Oslo's hippest district—stands THE THIEF. This mysterious hotel is the preferred home for celebrities like Rihanna and Justin Bieber when they're in town. Guests can expect curated art, a world-class spa and captivating design.
At THE THIEF, Christmas is mischievous and flirty. On the menu: Christmas-inspired delights in three or five servings, where the chefs have infused French techniques with Norwegian flavors. Enjoy local produce, a beautiful restaurant with works by artists like Damien Hirst and an unbeatable view of the Oslo Fjord.
A visit to THE THIEF is not complete without a visit to their renowned spa. In true thieving spirit, they have stolen the best traditions from spa cultures around the world to create this popular retreat. Kick back and relax in the spa and feel the Christmas stress completely evaporate.
Trendy design and Nordic madness at Lilla Roberts
Lilla Roberts — Helsinki, Finland
Nestled in between the facades of Helsinki's cool Design District you’ll find Lilla Roberts. With its characteristic Art Deco style, this boutique hotel serves up contrasts—a mix of history and modernity, coziness and elegance, trendy design and an unpretentious air.
In Lilla Robert's restaurant Krog Roba, the food philosophy is guided by the concept of "Nordic Madness". During Christmas, the best of both worlds is available: a Christmas buffet together with an à la carte main course. Sip on a well-shaken cocktail in the beautiful bar Lilla e and round off the holiday weekend in one of their stylish hotel rooms. If you'd rather spend New Year's in Helsinki, book their fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner experience—or just order some bubbles to your room before heading out into the night.
For those who want to explore Helsinki, Lilla Roberts is the best starting point. Not only do you have Artek 2nd Cycle across the street, the goldmine of pre-owned Aalto furniture. Two blocks away you will also find the popular shopping street Stora Robertsgatan and the beautiful city park Esplanaden.
Happy Holidays! From all of us at Nordic Hotels & Resorts.
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