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UFO room at Treehotel in Harads, Swedish Lapland
The Treehotel in Harads, Swedish Lapland, offers a unique hotel experience close to nature.
Photo credit: Treehotel

Treehotel, Swedish Lapland

Have you ever considered sleeping in a bird’s nest, a UFO or in a mirror cube? Probably not, but when it comes to design and architecture in Sweden, everything is possible it seems.

The Treehotel all started in 2010 with Britta and Kent Lindvall’s dream to turn a 1930s retirement home into a guesthouse in their home village Harads, roughly 100 kilometres from Luleå airport in the North of Sweden. The end result was not an ordinary B&B – it turned into a tree hotel complete with seven huts inspired by the film The Tree Lover. 

The rooms are suspended 4-6 metres above ground with views of Lule river valley, the tall pine trees and if you’re lucky – the northern lights. In order to make each hut unique, various Scandinavian architects, including Norwegian architects Snöhetta (The 7th room), Swedish Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (Mirrorcube), and Finnish-Icelandic-Norwegian studio Rintala Eggertsson Architects (Dragonfly) have put their mark on the design. 

A related floating open air cold bath, Arctic Bath,  located on the Lule river is now open for booking

Treehotel, Edeforsvägen 2A, 960 24 Harads

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Tree hotel

Treehotel in the far north of Sweden is a hotel that allows you to live up among the tall pine trees and experience the nature close to the Arctic Circle in a unique way. There are several tree rooms to choose from, each one suspended 4–6 metres above the ground. Pictured here is the Mirrorcube, a box clad in mirrored glass, designed by Tham & Videgård architects.

Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

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Tree hotel

Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

7th room, Treehotel

Photo: Johan Jansson