Classification with the focus on the guest

A majority of all the members of SCR Swedish Camping are classified according to the classification system Swedish Camping Standard. It is voluntary, and only campsites that are members can be part of the classification system. The classification is an important tool for the continued development of Swedish camping for our guests.

We wanted to give our guests a tool to find the right accommodation experiences, get better value for money and satisfaction. At the same time, our role is to support the development of our members, something we have taken responsibility for since 1996 through the classification system Swedish Camping Standard. The classification system makes it easier for guests to make a safe and well-informed choice of holiday accommodation. To succeed, professional and objective product descriptions are needed.

The classification visits are conducted by an external party, Svensk Klassificering AB, which also classifies hotels and youth hostels and authorises tourist agencies in Sweden. The classification is conducted every third year, unless otherwise requested by the member or SCR Swedish Camping, with the exception of five-star campsites, which are classified every year.

How the classification works

The classification is based on an assessment of the individual campsite’s offerings to its guests. It assesses what the campsite offers (hard criteria) and how it is provided (soft criteria). The classification system shows the campsite’s offerings and standards using five bars, divided into five levels for each bar. The summary results of the classification are also shown with a grade of 1-5 stars. The number of stars is calculated based on the average of the percentages of bars 1-4.

The classification also includes an assessment of Wilderness Camping, without bars and stars but with its own symbol (VM).

What do the bars mean?

Service building

The campsite’s sanitary service covers everything from personal hygiene, e.g. toilets, showers, child hygiene and family rooms. It includes daily necessities such as places to cook and wash up, stations for emptying the latrine for motorhomes and loose tanks, etc.


The campsite’s infrastructure from entrances to pitches, pitch service from power points to Internet, and the surroundings such as waste management and outside maintenance of the campsite.


The campsite’s provision of, for example, a reception, trained staff, shops, restaurants and cafés.


Activity areas at the campsite such as, for example, playgrounds, pool, playing fields, mini-golf, hire of cycles and canoes, exercise tracks.


Organised activities at the campsite such as leader-led arrangements for children and adults, shows, troubadours and dancing.