Photos from TreeHotel, Harads, Arctic Sweden
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom
The “7th Room” is only one of Treehotel’s seven treehouse lodgings, including a bird’s nest and mirror cube.
Courtesy of Treehotel
TreeHotel exemplifies rustic elegance with its quintessentially Swedish eco-friendly designs and trendy minimalist décor tightly coupled with a rugged backcountry location within the tiny village of Harads in Swedish Lapland and spectacular room views of the Luleå River valley.
Blink and you’ll literally miss the “MirrorCube”; an impressive cube-liked structure camouflaged with mirrors on all sides, offering a 360⁰ panoramic view from within, and accessible via a rope suspension bridge
Sleeping in trees
Five futuristic tree houses, from the Bird’s Nest to a full-size UFO, were built with minimal impact on the Lule River Valley. The newest tree room, Mirrorcube, has reflective glass walls that disappear into the pines. After a meal of local elk or reindeer, visit the treetop sauna until it’s time for a midnight fishing trip or a mountain-bike ride.
This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.