28 September 2016
The Treehotel is one of Sweden’s most innovative ‘hotels’. Six extraordinarily designed cabins are suspended in among a pine forest in the heart of Swedish Lapland and a more tranquil setting would be hard to find. The natural surroundings encourage you to enjoy a digital detox, while exploring some of the more traditional Swedish summer pursuits. Paired with the capital city Stockholm, this break perfectly combines city chic with a back to nature lifestyle.
After flying direct to Stockholm from a choice of regional airports you make you way to the First Hotel Reisen, a top class waterfront hotel located in the heart of the pretty Old Town, with its cobblestone streets.. The remainder of your day is at leisure to enjoy the ‘Capital of Scandinavia’. Plenty of famous sights and iconic landmarks to see and tonight go out and sample the buzzing nightlife or dine in one of the many fine restaurants.
Enjoy a hearty Swedish breakfast in the Restaurant Reisen, before heading out into what is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Located on 14 islands you are never far from the water. Each island has its own attractions including Skansen, where you can enjoy fantastic views from Stockholm’s open-air museum and zoo. Wander through the Old Town, one of the largest and best preserved in Europe, and see some of the grand buildings that show off an illustrious 700 year history.
Return to Arlanda airport for your short flight to Luleå in Swedish Lapland where you pick up your hire car and drive to Harads. Along the way you can stop at the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Village. On arrival at Harads, head for Brittas Guest House, to check-in for the Treehotel. Your cabin choice ranges from fascinating options like the Mirror Cube, the Bird’s Nest, the UFO, the Dragonfly, the Blue Cone and the Cabin. Tonight a table is reserved for your three course dinner at Britta's Guest House.
Return to Brittas Guest House for breakfast, and a shower and sauna too, if desired, and then the rest of the day is free for you to choose your activities. Your hire car gives you the freedom to explore the area at will. Coast and countryside are both within easy reach and local walks introduce you to the unusual flora and fauna in the region. Discover some of the 3,306 islands of the archipelago or choose from one of the many excursions on offer.
Another day to relax or explore. The Brittas Guest House continues to offer dinner or you may wish to sample the local menu at another establishment. Don't miss the opportunity to try the original Kalix lavarat roe (löjrom) served with Västerbotten cheese. You remain in your chosen cabin for the duration of your stay, ensuring that you can truly appreciate the owners vision of a forest hideaway, at one with nature.The long days allow for plenty of time to relax and enjoy the views and surroundings.
Today your memorable stay at the Treehotel comes to an end and you are bound to be sad at having to leave this idyll. You will be picked up and driven to nearby Lulea airport in time to return your hire car and fly back to the UK (via Stockholm) having experienced a slice of what makes Sweden so special. If you have time, you can always extend your holiday by staying on in Stockholm for a few days and seeing more of the sights before flying home.
Standard fr £1525pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated