|Edeforsväg 2 A, 96024, Harads, Norrbotten, SWEDEN.|
Description: TreehotelLocated in Harads, near the Lule river, Tree Hotel is a unique hotel experience, featuring just six individually designed and built units, suspended four to six metres above the ground in a beautiful forest overlooking the river. Combining nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design, Tree Hotel offers fabulous experiences in a stunning natural setting.
Each of Tree Hotel's units was designed by a leading Scandinavian architectural studio, conceived with ecological values to the fore, and planned and built to make a minimal environmental impact. The tree rooms offer varying solutions to the principal design brief, but all offer spacious comfort and ecologically friendly solutions with great views of the woods and the river.
Reception, the dining area and showers are located in the Brittas Hostel, just a few steps from the Treehotel units. Featuring an authentic 1930s to 1950s design and atmosphere, the Brittas Hostel has a restaurant, bar, a sauna and a relaxation area, along with TV and internet. Treehotel offers a fabulous range of outdoor natural activities in all seasons, including hiking, mountain biking, wildlife safaris and sea-kayaking on the Lule River in summer, and dog sled tours, fat-bike riding, Nordic ski-touring or snowmobile safaris in winter, among countless other options.
Type of rooms: TreehotelThe Mirrorcube:
The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 metres. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass. The interior is made from plywood with a birch surface. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view. The Mirrorcube offers excellent accommodation for two people with a double bed, bathroom, lounge, and rooftop terrace. A 12 metre-long bridge leads up to the treeroom.
The Bird's Nest:
The Bird's nest is built on the contrasts between the outside and inside. The treeroom's exterior is nothing but a gigantic bird's nest. It provides camouflage, quickly disappearing and becoming part of the surroundings. The interior, on the other hand, is familiar and exclusive. It is a spacious environment where a family with two children can comfortably spread out. The walls are clad with wood panels and the windows almost disappear in the exterior's network of branches. The room is 17 sq m and has separate bedrooms, bathroom, and living area. Guests enter the Bird's Nest with the help of a retractable staircase.
The Blue Cone:
The Blue Cone is based on simplicity and accessibility, both in terms of material and design. The room is a traditional wooden structure with three foundations in the ground to give a sense of height and lightness, but also stability. The room is accessed via a bridge from the nearby mountain. The bridge is well suited for people with disabilities. The exterior consists of laminated birch wood, the interior of timber. This treeroom has an area of 22 sq m and has four beds, a separate sleeping loft, bathroom and living room.
The Cabin is like a capsule, a foreign body in the trees. The room is 24 sq m and accommodates two people, with a double bed, bathroom and terrace. This treeroom's location was based on the idea of creating a platform high up on a sharp hillside overlooking the Lule River valley. Guests can reach the hut from here via a horizontal bridge among the trees. At the front of the bridge is a large wooden deck.
The room is cast in durable composite material - all to create the lightest, yet strong and sustainable design possible. The interior gives the room a modern and comfortable feel. The UFO is built for five people, two adults in a double bed and three children, with separate beds, bathroom and living area. Its 30 sq m is all guests need for a comfortable escape to childhood dreams.
With its 52 square metres and 22 metric tonnes, the Dragonfly is without a doubt the largest room at The Treehotel. Unique in many ways, this room can function both as a conference space as well as private suite. A 15 metre-long ramp takes guests up to the Dragonfly, where large panoramic windows provide a magnificent view of the valley. The Dragonfly is built out of wood, with an exterior made out of sheet metal that will eventually turn rust-brown and blend in even further with the pine-tree forest. The design and the spectacular interiors are the creaion of Rintala Eggertsson Architects.
Additional information: Treehotel
Check-in takes place at Brittas Guesthouse, which is 400 mtrs from the Treehotel.
Shuttle services are available on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: 4 stars Lodge.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2010.
Languages spoken: Swedish, English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Maestro.
GPS Coordinates: 66° 4' 22.43'' N 20° 58' 55.64'' E
Nearest airport: Luleå Airport - 86,1km.