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Treehotel

Treehotel

Swedish Lapland, Sweden

An enormous mirrored cube that seems to melt into the pine forest... A bird’s nest suitable for a family of four.... a UFO hovering amid slender tree trunks... The Treehotel offers rooms as singular as the vast Lapland landscape where they reside. Located in a forest just outside the remote town of Harads, this hotel consists of seven distinctively futuristic treehouses, created by Swedish designers. The hotel also hosts a wide range of experiences to help you explore the region, from a moose safari to a bear dinner with the Sámi.

As an alternative to the much-photographed treehouses, you can opt to stay in one of the six more conventional rooms in The Guesthouse, which have a heritage style. No matter where you sleep, you’ll find simple, snug interiors that boast traditional Swedish design elements like pine wood, reindeer-skin rugs and wool blankets.

Meals consist of seasonal Swedish dishes served at the Treerestaurant, featuring local ingredients wherever possible. You also have the option to dine by candlelight beside the frozen lake or in your own room high in the trees.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

We love the unique experience that the Treehotel provides and think it offers a base that’s as exceptional as the Lapland forests, rivers and mountains.

Rooms

Each of the seven treehouse rooms is unique. Bird’s Nest and Mirrorcube are literal representations of their evocative names, while the bright-red Blue Cone is a simple cabin-style room with a deceptive name. The UFO looks like a 1950s-style flying saucer. The Cabin is built at the precipice of a steep hillside and offers sweeping views from its wooden terrace. Dragonfly is the largest, with a clean, midcentury feel inside and out. The most recent addition, 7th Room, wraps around a pine tree. There are bathrooms with composting toilets in every treehouse, and room service, but only Dragonfly and 7th Room have a shower.

Guesthouse rooms are less dramatic in style and location, but have comfortable interiors with a light and airy feel. Showers are available in The Guesthouse for all guests. Breakfast and dinner are also served here, with a focus on hearty, home-cooked dishes.

Location

The hotel is located in pine forest just outside the tiny, remote town of Harads, slightly south of the Arctic Circle. You’re an 11-hour drive from Stockholm, nestled in a lush boreal forest beside the Luleå River, with views of surrounding mountains.

Food and drink

  • Seasonal, traditional meals served in the wooden-clad dining room of The Treerestaurant.
  • The treehouses each include a coffee machine.
  • Buffet breakfast comprises pancakes, eggs, local meats, cheeses and freshly baked bread.

Families

  • Many family friendly activities.
  • Extra beds and cribs can be added to most tree houses.
  • There’s a children’s menu available.

Facilities and activities

  • Huge range of activities you can book through the hotel, including yoga on ice, visits with Sámi, guided hikes, northern lights photography workshops.
  • Hot tub.
  • Two saunas.
  • Snowmobiles.
  • Snowshoes available in all sizes.
  • Zip line.
  • Swedish massages.

Accessibility

  • The Blue Cone treehouse is wheelchair accessible.

Tour ideas in Swedish Lapland

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Treehotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Husky safari
      Huskies and their sled

      Husky safari

      Husky safari

      Experience the thrill of dog-sledding in Swedish Lapland. You’ll find out how this pastime is so important to Sámi culture, meet the team of huskies and have a chance to take the reins yourself as you ride through snow-covered forest.

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    • Ice dining under the northern lights
      Dinner under the northern lights

      Ice dining under the northern lights

      Ice dining under the northern lights

      You can explore a different side of the Lapland wilderness with a private meal on a frozen lake. Sit on reindeer hides under a traditional Sámi tent and enjoy a three-course meal as you watch the dark skies for the aurora borealis.

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    • Kayaking on the Lule River
      Kayaking at sunset

      Kayaking on the Lule River

      Kayaking on the Lule River

      Soak up the natural beauty of Swedish Lapland from the water on this six-hour kayaking tour. Suitable for both beginners and experienced kayakers, the tour includes lunch cooked over an open fire on the riverbank.

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