This unique hotel gives you the chance to sleep among the treetops – literally. It was inspired by the movie The Tree Lover, a film about three men who want to get back to nature, and it successfully marries ecological concerns and sustainability with a high level of comfort. The outlook is astounding, with magnificent views of the surrounding forest and Lule River Valley. Located 100km from Lulea Airport, in the village of Harads, on arrival you check in at Britta’s Pensionat.
Another unique experience beckons: among ancient pines you’ll find a curved tree sauna that also has a hot tub (fee applies).
Guests will be taken on a five-minute walk to their own, individual treeroom – all were designed by leading Swedish architects. Each is 4–6m above ground and reached by a bridge, a ramp or even electric stairs! Rooms include The Cabin (a capsule), The Mirrorcube (mirrored walls), The UFO (a futuristic pod for five people) and The Bird’s Nest (which is round). To say that each is unique is an understatement, but they all share cool Scandi design and provide features such as fine fabrics, soft woods, view-enhancing windows and eco-friendly combustion toilets. There’s even a conference room, The Dragonfly, which can also double up as extra-large guest accommodation.
You can just sit back and gaze at nature, or enjoy a range of activities – everything from a dog sled ride or a snowshoe hike in winter in search of the Northern Lights, to horseriding, hiking or mountain-biking in summer, when you’ll enjoy long, long nights (you can even arrange a midnight ride). Or there’s sea kayaking and fishing whenever the season allows. For those interested in Sami culture, you can embark on a day-long excursion to Flakaberg village, 80km away, with treats such as a traditional Sami lunch and a ride on a snowmobile on offer.
A delicious Swedish buffet is served daily at Britta’s Restaurant, which has a homely 1930s–50s theme. Guests can enjoy fresh, local produce, including game from a supplier just 1km up the road. If you’ve never tried reindeer, moose or bear, this is the place to do it! An à la carte menu is also available.
TreehotelEdeforsväg 2 AHaradsSweden