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Spend a night in the treetops
The spectacular Treehotel is becoming a must-see location for visitors to Swedish Lapland and in our opinion it is one of the most unforgettable places to stay in Europe.
The concept rooms here have all been created by some of Sweden's top architects and represent the bringing to life of some remarkable ideas.
Each room is effectively a sophisticated tree house, either suspended in the treetops, or built on platforms that set the room amongst the bows of the trees.
The scenery which surrounds these rooms is idyllic and, as they are situated within the Aurora Zone, your chances of witnessing the Northern Lights from your treetop retreat are excellent if the conditions are favourable.About Treehotel
The six rooms at the Treehotel are all the unique creation of some of Scandinavia’s leading architects and each offers a high standard of accommodation in addition to cutting edge design.
Each room has been crafted directly in the treetops, and can be accessed only by ladder, ramp or bridge.
The Bird’s Nest is a remarkable sight to see and in reflection of its name resembles a huge nest, clad in a vast amount of branches. Entry is gained via a retractable rope ladder so once inside you really feel like you are hidden from the world.
The Cabin is a modern capsule in the trees, offering spacious windows that allow you to see across the valley from the comfort of your bed. The Cabin is reached via a bridge walkway and also has its own wooden terrace amongst the trees.Read more
The Mirror Cube is camouflaged amongst the trees due to its reflective glass exterior which perfectly reflects the surroundings, allowing you to easily hide away. This room is a stunning sight to see.
The UFO is an alien spaceship suspended amongst the trees but the fun and quirky design is sure to appeal to your inner child. Accessed via a retractable ladder (complete with smoke effect) this is a very surreal place to stay.
Despite its name, The Blue Cone is actually bright red in appearance and is based on simplicity, but also accessibility, so is set lower amongst the trees. It therefore offers a very light room and a sense of stability.
The final room, The Dragon Fly, is effectively a suite of rooms so is suited to small groups. This room offers wonderful panoramic views of the scenery and the carefully crafted design will mean that as time goes by it blends in with its surroundings.
Part of the appeal of staying at Treehotel is that as well as enjoying the very best of Swedish architectural design you also get to take in the magnificent surroundings of the Lule River Valley. At day this presents a stunning scenic forest and river display, whilst at night, the Northern Lights can be sighted if conditions are favourable.
In keeping with these spectacular surroundings Treehotel has been constructed sustainably, with sustainability and environmentalism being the key pillars of the hotel’s operations.
As such the rooms all feature sustainably sourced wooden floors, energy efficient eco toilets and locally crafted furniture, lighting and fabric where possible. In addition, all are powered by hydroelectricity and no trees are cut down during their construction.Read more
Here at The Aurora Zone, we have a strong belief in Responsible Tourism and feel that Treehotel is very much in keeping with these values.