Tarzan would never leave the jungle if he were staying in a breathtaking, uniquely crafted room offered by the Treehotel, which opened in 2010 and is hidden in the tall pine forest of Harads in northern Sweden (approximately an hour by car from Luleå airport, near Kallax).
A variety of leading Scandinavian architects designed the six rooms, each about 160 to 325 square feet, with views of the Lule River. Whether emulating a UFO, Lego blocks, a bird’s nest, a red brick house or (the most coveted) a cube of mirrors, reflecting the forest from any angle, rooms are situated in pine trees and are suspended from the ground between 13 and 20 feet.
Accessibility can be challenging as a ramp, bridge or electric stairs might be your only option for entry. Specifically created to have a minimal impact on nature, rooms are environmentally friendly, with combustion toilets and water-efficient sinks. Consider fishing and kayaking in summer, or, in the colder months, snowshoeing or viewing the northern lights by dogsled. Edeforsväg 2 A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden.
The ‘Five Leaf Clover’ room at Treehotel, near the remote northern Swedish town of Harads, 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, opened in December last year. Weighing 20 tons and sleeping up to six people, it is attached to half-a-dozen pine trees and suspended above the forest floor. This is the largest treehouse hotel room in Sweden.
It offers spectacular views of the Lule River pine forests and even the Northern Lights
Many of us spent hours of our childhood playing in a treehouse – but how often did your parents allow you to sleep in it? Well, now you can make up for it, thanks to a unique hotel in Sweden.
The Treehotel, located near Harads, a town in the north of the country about 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, is about to open its largest tree room yet. In fact, it will be the biggest in the world.
The Five Leaf Clover, designed by Finnish architect Sami Rintala, is 53 square metres and weighs 20 tons. It is attached to half-a-dozen pine trees six metres above the ground.
Inside, it can house up to six people in three bedrooms, and even comes with conference facilities for 12 people. Guests reach the room via a two-story high staircase.
The Five Leaf Clover, due to open on December 20, is just the latest tree room at the hotel, which boasts beautiful views of the tall pine forests around the Lule River.
The Treehotel is far enough north to offer spectacular glimpses of the Northern Lights at certain times of the year.
Other quirky rooms at the hotel include ‘The Bird’s Nest’ – a cabin completely camouflaged by thatch and branches only accessible by a retractable staircase.
Another one is ‘The UFO’, a space-age metal capsule on two floors which sleeps four people.
The Treehotel also has Pension serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a 1930s-1950s setting, as well as offering internet, television, restaurant and bar.
Hidden in the forest is an eight-person ‘Tree Sauna’ complete with a hot tub and relaxation area.
Speaking about the new room, Treehotel CEO and co-founder Kent Lindvall said: ‘Treehotel always strive to push limits with our environmental work, architecture and engineering.
The Five Leaf Clover’ is clear evidence of this as nothing remotely similar has ever been done before.’
World’s Largest treehouse hotel room in Sweden, written by Tor Kjolberg