Accommodation / Sweden
The Treehotel is not only special and unique but also quite surreal. Spending a night in a treetop is an experience that we highly recommend.
Several renowned architects have ensured that the outlandish, yet cutting edge designs fit perfectly in the untouched Lappish forests. All rooms were designed with their location in mind.
Some of the rooms even blend in so well that you can be standing beneath them without realising that they are there.
The accommodation can only be described as 'exclusive', as there are only seven rooms. Given that all the rooms are completely different in design, we thought it would be helpful to provide a more detailed description of each. They all provide a remarkable experience with their own quirks. All include an incinerator toilet and have a supply of water. Drinking water is also supplied.
Guest bedroom types
The 7th room: The 7th Room is the newest and largest tree room and offers guests a Scandi-style log cabin experience 10 metres up in the air. The inside space consists of two double bedrooms, a sofa bed, lounge and bathroom, which has been furnished in a light and airy style. Outside, guests can climb out onto a net which provides patio space which provides views over the stunning Swedish valley below.
The Bird's Nest: One of the most well-known rooms here, the Bird's Nest is camouflaged within the forest. The Bird's Nest has two separate sleeping areas – one double room and then bunk beds, which means that it is suitable for friends or couples. It has a very light interior, with small circular windows. From the outside, the windows are nearly invisible. The nest is accessed by a narrow retractable staircase, therefore, you need to have some confidence with heights to stay here and a level of agility. We recommend taking only the essentials to your rooms and leaving the rest stored securely at Britta's Pension.
The Cabin: The interior is a real favourite with guests. It offers a romantic tree top retreat for couples and stunning views across the Luleå River Valley. It is one of the larger rooms at 24 metres square. There is a large double bed, a tree top terrace, which is ideal for soaking up the views. The interior is simple and light. The Cabin is easily accessed via a horizontal bridge. The cabin has a real elegance and the small terrace area is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the panoramic views of the valley below.
The Mirrorcube: As the room name suggests, the entirely mirror clad exterior means that the room disappears in a camouflage created by the reflection of the landscape in the walls. The cube has been clad in an infra-red film, in order to prevent birds from flying into it. It is a four-metre cube with a birch-clad interior. There are six windows which create an incredible amount of light. Couples can enjoy relaxing in the double bed. The lounge area of the rooftop terrace can be accessed by a ladder. Accessed by a 12-metre long bridge walkway this is one of the most easily accessible rooms.
The Blue Cone: Yes, this is the bright red building. This traditional wooden structure is constructed of laminated birch wood. It has a minimalist interior with reindeer skins accenting the timber clad walls. The views from this room are magnificent and can be enjoyed from the seating area. There is a double room and then a loft sleeping area (which is accessible by ladder) with two single beds. This is one of the most accessible rooms as there is a bridge providing access. It is ideal for those who want to experience staying in a tree room without being too far off the ground.
The UFO: One of the most spectacular creations at The Treehotel and considered to be a 'big kid's dream'. To stumble across such a modern spacecraft in the forests of Lapland is surreal. Imagine turning the key to release the access ladder and the ladder descends to a puff of smoke. You would genuinely expect a form of alien life to appear.
Despite being modern in décor, the UFO is very comfortable. It has the capacity to sleep up to five people with a double bed and three singles. There is a living area and your very own computer game to complete the childhood dream.
Access to the UFO is by a retractable and narrow metal ladder, therefore, we recommend this for those who are comfortable with heights and agile. We also suggest taking only the essentials to the room and storing the rest of your luggage at Britta's Pension.
The Dragon Fly: The Dragon Fly is not only the largest room but also the newest addition. It can form a unique meeting venue or an excellent suite for those with a larger party to accommodate.
There is a 15-metre long ramp which provides relatively easy access. The panoramic windows bring the stunning landscape inside. You can sit at the large seating area and absorb the breathtaking views of the valley. The Dragon Fly is equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. There are two rooms here and so it can easily accommodate two couples. A supplement is required when reserving The Dragon Fly, so please see pricing for further details.
- The Tree Sauna –this is an exhilarating experience, where you can pay locally for a two-hour visit to the sauna and relaxation area. A hot tub is also available for rental at an additional charge
- Showers are located in a separate building a couple of minute's walk from the rooms
- Your meals will be served at Britta's Pension (guesthouse). The cosy dining area is full of character furniture and quirky charm. All meals are full of local home cooking. Hearty and warming meals enhance the welcoming atmosphere at Britta's
- It is around a 10-minute walk uphill from Britta's to the area which houses the tree rooms. Britta's Pension also serves as the reception for The Treehotel. Britta and her husband Kent own the Treehotel. The guesthouse is Britta's pride and joy and it is easy to see how passionate both Britta and Kent are about the local area and their wonderfully unique, innovative and quirky accommodation.
Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.
Image credit: Graeme Richardson and Treehotel