Last December, I travelled to Swedish Lapland for a design tour of the region. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the Treehotel in Harads, just inside the Arctic Circle. I couldn’t wait to explore.
Treehotel is located in the tall pine forest with spectacular views of the Lule River. The tree rooms are suspended 4-10 metres above the ground and are accessible by ramp, bridge, or electric stairs. Upon checking in at The Guesthouse, it’s a five-minute walk to Treehotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our Treehotel Guesthouse restaurant or room service can be ordered and food delivered to your room.
We were met by the owner Kent Lindvall who showed us around his beautiful project. Each of the treehouse rooms are individually designed by different architects. All offer superb views of the woodland and a relaxing time away from the stresses of modern day life.
All of the Treehotel tree rooms have: Incinerating toilet, electricity, underfloor heating, air conditioning, coffee maker and water kettle, fresh drinking water, refrigerators, WiFi, our sustainable Rukkamoika water system with 3 litres of water for washing your hands. Only the Dragonfly and The 7th Room have their own showers. There is a communal space in the centre, which houses showers and toilets, plus a sauna.
Most of the rooms were occupied during our visit, so we couldn’t visit most of them. But luckily for us the 7th room was unoccupied and we had a full tour. I was particularly excited to discover that this was the room that Kate Moss stayed in during her visit to Lapland recently.
I adored the 7th room. Large, spacious and minimally decorated in plywood and shades of black and grey.
Inside the room there are panoramic windows facing the river valley and the northern lights – the bedrooms have skylight windows to view the night sky. At the centre of the room there is a terrace, formed by a net floor with a naturally growing pine in the middle. Through the net floor you can see 10 metres below you and behind a transparent railing lies the vast expanse of the Lule River Valley. A breath taking, awe-inspiring and perfectly safe place to be.
This room totally blew me away! Want one!
The mirror cube, the Blue Cone and the Dragon Fly are also incredible looking architectural rooms.
One day I would love to return and stay the night. What an incredible place and in the future? Well there was talk of an 8th room, designed by an famous Danish architect, it’s all a bit hush hush.
The Treehouse Hotel
Collaboration Note: This post was written as part of a press trip to Swedish Lapland with Visit Sweden.
Images courtesy of Tina Stafren and Lou Archell