welcome to svala
There exists a place in the world where wild rural beauty combines with sophisticated modern aesthetics, where you’re equally likely to find a mother-daughter duo laughing in a sun-drenched kitchen cooking up gooseberries as the Velvet Underground hums as you are to stumble across an ancient church during your idyllic amble through moss-carpeted boulders, red cliffs rolling into the sea or languid fields budding with wildflowers.
This place is the one-of-a-kind Hotel Svala. It all started with the shared dream of Jannika and Sage Reed. These nomadic, artistic souls have called this four million year old island archipelago home at various points in their lifelong adventures. Then one day they happened upon an incredible structure - a handsome, sturdy hospital-turned-hotel that was up for sale. Through their visionary work, and the helping hands of their global network of creative friends, they are transforming the space into a restorative escape to welcome you to share this truly special corner of the world.
With a commitment to all things beautiful, sustainable and local, you’ll be greeted by gorgeously imagined rooms designed by Sage - the discerning eye of a Stylist and Art Director, and get to experience cultural excursions, holistic gardens and unforgettable food planned by Finnish-born Jannika. While all senses are engaged the hope is to simply fall into the still retreat of the islands.