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Funky Friday: Scandic Hotels Offers Hotel Rooms To Go…Anywhere in Scandinavia

June 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM | by | ()

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

When medieval kings traveled, they took their beds with them and set up for the night wherever they chose. While not exactly the same situation, Scandic Hotels has a similar, albeit quirky program called Scandic to Go and we’re taking a look at it for this week’s Funky Friday.

Scandic to Go is essentially a portable, self-contained, 2-room hotel - more like a cabin - delivered pretty much anywhere you like in the Nordic region. Think of it as upscale camping out for those of us who don’t like to camp out. At all.

Scandic’s concept is pretty cool, at least in theory, the objective being to offer guests an individualized experience off the beaten (hotel) path, without giving up the comforts. Works for us. You can choose from some of the area's remote and scenic hot spots such the Archipelago Islands, Norwegian Fjords, or the beaches of Gotland, or you can find your corner of the Scandinavian world.

Understandably, for ease of transport, the hotel unit is narrow and small in scale. Guest rooms weigh in at just under 200 square feet and there is a terrace along one side. The porta-hotel has a simple, unadorned exterior which is a good idea for anything mobile. The interiors are looking pretty good, with comfy modern furnishings, lively patterned wallcoverings, and natural materials, all in Scandinavia's favorite colors.

Amenities include two beds, work area, safe, iron, coffee maker, toiletries, a “fully equipped bathroom," TV, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included, which we're guessing is delivered as room service.

[2500 SEK for both rooms and up to 4 people]

[Photos: Scandic Hotels]

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