Hotels, Restaurants and Conference Facilities


  • National fee

    Fees valid from 1st January 2022
    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* 2,200€ + VAT per unit

    Application fee is reduced to 1,500€ + VAT per additional unit in a chain** if applications are coordinated centrally by only one contact person.

    Renewal fee* 1,100€ + VAT per unit

    The renewal fee is reduced to 750€ + VAT per unit in a chain**, cf above.

    Inspection visit within the Nordic region 500€ + VAT per visit for more than one inspection visit within the Nordic region.
    Extension of existing licence** Extension of existing or changes in licence:

    < 4 hours: 375€ + VAT
    < 8 hours: 750€ + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1,500€ + VAT
    Annual licence fee for Denmark

    0.1% of the units total turnover + VAT per year for turnover from 0 - 1,8 mill. €.

    0.03% of the units total turnover + VAT for turnover >1,8 mill. €.

    Minimum fee for Denmark 1,000€ + VAT per unit per year
    Maximum fee for Denmark 4,000€ + VAT per unit per year

    Chains** with more than 5 units certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel can be calculated as a fixed rate of 1,600€ + VAT per unit in stead of the above mentioned annual fee.

    * If an accommodation also has dining facilities and conference facilities at the same address, it counts as one single unit.

    ** A chain is defined as units with identical brands and same concepts, which certify at least 5 hotels and apply for a license coordinated as well as have coordination during the validity period of the licenses.

    *** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    Published 22nd September 2021, valid from 1st January 2022

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions



    Fees valid from 1st January 2018 till 31st December 2021
    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* 3,000€ + VAT per hotel, restaurant and conference facility

    The fee payable for each unit in a chain of hotels is reduced by 50% if the chain processes the application centrally.

    Renewal fee* 1,500€ + VAT per hotel, restaurant and conference facility

    50% reduction per unit, cf above.

    Extension of existing licence** Extension of existing or changes in licence:

    < 4 hours: 375€ + VAT
    < 8 hours: 750€ + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1,500€ + VAT
    Annual licence fee for Denmark

    0.15% per Nordic Swan Ecolabel unit + VAT per year for turnover < 1,5 million €.

    0.03% per Nordic Swan Ecolabel unit + VAT per year for turnover > 1,5 million €.

    Minimum fee for Denmark 2,000€ + VAT per year per hotel, restaurant and conference
    Maximum fee for Denmark 6,000€ + VAT per year per hotel, restaurant and conference

    A chain of hotels pays maximum 60,000€ + VAT per year, however minimum 1,500€ + VAT per year per hotel, restaurant and conference faclility.

    * If an accommodation also has dining facilities and conference facilities at the same address, it counts as one single unit.

    ** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    Published 26th September 2017, valid from 1st January 2018

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions