10 luxury pet-friendly hotels to visit across Scandinavia

By Laura Alario Avery

With dense natural landscapes and a growing selection of high-end pet-friendly hotels, there’s no reason why your four-legged friend shouldn't join you for a jaunt

No one likes to leave their pet behind when going on holiday – and in Scandinavia, you don’t have to. There are plenty of sumptuous choices throughout the region for you and your furry friend to enjoy a relaxing break in. In fact, at the following selection of hotels you may find your fur baby gets pampered just as much (if not more) than you.


Manon Les Suites, Copenhagen

Carefully curated to bring you a sustainable, tropical-themed and pet-friendly stay, Manon Les Suites is a 5-star immersive experience in the heart of Copenhagen. The property consists of 87 cabana-style suites, from the 50sqm Deluxe with panoramic views to the 34sqm petite with a private terrace overlooking the city. Don’t forget to bring some toys and treats to keep your pet occupied while you go enjoy a decadent breakfast or lounge by the Balinese-style indoor pool. A one-off fee of 185 DKK for your stay is all Manon Les Suites’ friendly staff needs to add up to two pets to your booking. And the hotel's location means you can complete your holiday with a stroll through the city and a visit to Torvehallerne market.


At Six, Stockholm

Once grounds for Swedish high society parties, At Six is the Stockholm city-centre destination that will feed your fine-dining envy. With an emphasis on contemporary art, exquisite interiors, and mesmerising views, you won’t ever want to leave. A 300 SEK surcharge can secure you the hotel’s luxury dog retreat package, which includes a stay in the junior suite. This includes Champagne and breakfast for you, and a bed, bowls, snacks, and shampoo-on-request for four-legged guests. If they need a walk or a new toy, the hotel also provides a pet-friendly city map with the best shops and parks around Stockholm. Kungsträdgården, a must-visit for you and your pet, is only a short walk away.

A doggy bed on a guest bed as part of At Six hotel's pet services

At Six's pet package features a bed, bowls, snacks, and shampoo-on-request. Photo: At Six


Valo Hotel, Helsinki

Whether you’re coming for work or play, Valo offers you an ideal hybrid, minimalist, and natural setting in Helsinki. From open, multi-level communal spaces to cosy rooms, the hotel provides a sleek and sustainably-made place to sleep, eat, and just generally unwind with your furry friend. Yes, Valo believes that pets deserve the same respect as humans and as such, both dogs and cats of all sizes are welcome. With access to treats, bowls, and the many Finnish forests that surround the city, you can rest assured your pet will be well-treated. And while you’re there, give them a toy to play with and stop by the hotel’s wellness rooftop for a dip in the ice pool and a sweat in one of their four Finnish saunas.


25 Hours Hotel, Copenhagen

The moment you set paws into the 25 Hours hotel, you enter an old university building refurbished into a stylish and playful stay. In fact, you’re welcomed by colourful designs and dog’s essentials as soon as you walk in: think bowls, bed, and tasty treats for a one-off fee of 500 DKK. There are plenty of hidden rooms around for you to delve into, whether that’s by sipping a cocktail at the chic NENI restaurant or playing with your pet in the secret garden. When you’re ready to step out into the city centre, head to Apotek 57 for coffee and then spend the afternoon in the Rosenborg garden.


Christiania Teater, Oslo

Colourful, baroque, and with a modern hint of Gatsby, this city centre boutique hotel emanates exclusivity and luxury. For an extra 300 NOK a night, Christiania Teater provides access to a handful of rooms on its fourth floor specially reserved for pets. They also contact you in advance to ensure you’ll both be comfortable during your stay. Oslo’s Opera House, harbour, and Royal Palace are just a walk away and you can pop into the trendy cafe-cum-shop Dapper, which also welcomes pets. When you’re ready to unwind, leave your furry friend in the room and head down to Christiania Teater’s restaurant and bar Teatro for gourmet pizza and award-winning wines.

A dog on a bed at Christiania Teater

Pets get their own special floor at Christiania Teater. Photo: Christiania Teater


Hotel J, Stockholm

Nestled on the archipelago of Nacka, Hotel J is the Sommerhus-meets-luxury retreat you and your pet need to get away from it all. A short boat ride away from Stockholm city centre, Hotel J is surrounded by nature, water, and play spots. You can have a morning sauna-and-dip session on the private jetty, and enjoy breakfast in the garden – pets welcome. For an extra 400 SEK per night, the staff will provide blankets and bowls for your fur baby, no matter whether you're staying in a Seaview room or Park suite. And while your pet takes a nap, be sure to sneak away to the Njuta Spa for a facial or a massage.


Grand Hotel, Reykjavik

Looking to bring your pet along for your Icelandic adventures? Then you have to stay at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik. Traditional yet stylish, the Nordic swan eco-label certified hotel serves up elegant hues and snug interiors for a relaxing stay. Your pet gets the same comfort, with bowls and treats for an extra 3,000 ISK per night. Only dogs are allowed and there are a few courtesy rules to follow, including informing the staff when booking in. As your pet shouldn’t be left alone in the room all day, make sure to plan for pet-friendly activities, but with the opportunity to visit glaciers or rent a car to tour the Icelandic lagoons, there's plenty to keep you both busy.

The lobby lounge at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Reykjavik's Grand Hotel lays on bowls and treats for guests' dogs upon request. Photo: Grand Hotel


Moxy, Bergen

Moxy should definitely be on your radar if you’re looking for a swanky, eclectic, and pet-friendly stay in Bergen. The hotel’s vibe has been carefully curated with vibrant and ethical furniture, letting you sleep with your four-legged friend in style for an extra 250 NOK per night. Bergen is incredibly pet-friendly, thanks to the many waterfronts and fjord trails. Take your dog on a hike to Fløyen or stay in and sip cocktails at the hotel’s outdoor cafe and bar.


Hotel Bellora, Gothenburg

Popping to Göteborg for a trip? Then check into a Classico double room at hotel-restaurant Bellora with your pet. Located in the heart of the city and with a rooftop that will take your breath away, the floral, Italian-inspired space offers both a serene and lively atmosphere you won’t want to miss out on. For 300 SEK extra per night, your fur baby can enjoy bowls and treats, while you go down to the restaurant for the best pasta in town. Plus there’s always the Kungsparken nearby when you and your pet need a walk and some fresh air.

A smartly upholstered room at Hotel Bellora

Hotel Bellora's smartly upholstered rooms welcome your pets. Photo: Hotel Bellora


Story Hotel, Malmö

A soothing view over Malmö’s Västra Hamnen district and the Sound awaits at this boutique location. Story Hotel blends comfort and modernity thanks to its industrial aesthetics, Japanese style-restaurant and utterly Swedish vibes. Your furry friend is welcome in the king-bed ocean view rooms at no extra cost, as long as they’re 25kg or less. And Malmö is incredibly walkable, so be sure to take your pet for a wander around the old town. You can also stop for fika in the iconic backyard at Lilla Kafferosteriet or head to Scaniaparken to see the Oresund Bridge.

A room at Story Hotel in Malmo with views across the water

Story Hotel's rooms allow you and your pet to soak in the Malmö views in comfort. Photo: Story Hotel