Salt & Sill
Salt & Sill is Sweden's first floating hotel, built on a pontoon just an hour from Gothenburg. Its island location, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food make it a wonderful retreat as part of a city mini-break.
At a Glance
Sweden's first floating hotel Salt & Sill is built on a pontoon on the fishing island of Klädesholmen an hour from Gothenburg
The food and wine are delicious and go wonderfully with the stunning views out across the archipelago
The 23 bedrooms are small and functional but a refreshing mix of Scandinavian modern minimalism
The rooftop terrace runs the whole way along the top of the rooms and is a lovely place to relax in the sun
Salt & Sill is most famous for creating the world's fastest floating sauna that can move through the water at a rate of 15 knots!
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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Salt & Sill or take a look at our itineraries to Gothenburg and Western Sweden
Salt & Sill is Sweden's first floating hotel. Its six modern two-storey houses stand out beautifully amongst the traditional red houses on the fishing island of Klädesholmen. The island is famed for its herring and is not only Sweden's biggest supplier, but also supplies Ikea worldwide with their quota of herring too.
So it seems only natural that these fish feature heavily in the hotel's restaurant, with the herring board being the best seller. The food is delicious and Salt & Sill offers an extremely good wine list to go with it. The restaurant's setting makes the whole experience world class, with its huge floor to ceiling windows offering uninterrupted views across the sea out to the archipelago. It's also possible to sit out on the deck and make the most of the fresh sea air.
The 23 bedrooms are small and functional with a refreshing mix of Scandinavian modern minimalism including traditional rustic wood recycled from old fishing huts and locally sourced granite. There is a rooftop terrace that runs the whole way along the top of the rooms and is a lovely place to relax in the sun. The hotel's suite also comes with a rooftop Jacuzzi.
Aside from the herring, Salt & Sill is most famous for creating the world's fastest floating sauna that can move through the water at a rate of 15 knots! Even better, the hotel is just an hour from Gothenburg and so makes the perfect escape to complete a weekend getaway.
The rooms at Salt & Sill are modern and airy with white walls and splashes of colorful furnishings. The rooms themselves are quite basic and are comfortably equipped with either twin or double beds. The 23 rooms are made from local granite, new wood and old wood from derelict fishing huts.
The restaurant of course, specializes in local seafood, herron more specifically. Deliciously fresh and pickled to add more intensity it is popular with fish lovers. The waterfront setting provides the ideal setting for a memorable dining experience.
Salt & Sill is a great retreat from city life and a chance to re-energise in the fresh sea air. There are various activities to keep you busy and to make the most of the beautiful scenery. Bikes are available to hire from the hotel at an extra cost, you could hire a boat with a skipper to explore the archipelago or catch a ferry to some of the island, take a picnic with you have a wander around and find a nice spot for lunch. Of course swimming comes high on the agenda, not to mention a visit to the herring museum! The floating sauna is a fantastic way to finish off your day but please note your slot has to be booked and comes at a charge of SEK155 per person for 2 hours use.
Location & Directions
Salt & Sill is located right on the water on the fishing island of Klädesholmen 1 hour and 10 minutes north of Gothenburg.
When to go
Salt & Sill is best visited in the summer. From May to September temperatures are warm, early twenties but in the height of summer can reach up to 30 degrees and the sun doesn't set until around 10:30pm, rising at around 3:00am.