Treehotel, Harads, Sweden, Scandinavia
Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: contemporary treerooms amid untouched nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment.
Some of Scandinavia’s leading architects were involved in designing the “treerooms.” The rooms are suspended 4-6 metres above ground – all with spectacular views of the Lule River.
A very important part of the Treehotel concept is to consider ecological values and make minimal environmental impact. For this reason considerable resources were devoted to finding sustainable construction and energy solutions.
At Treehotel in Harads you’ll have an unforgettable experience that starts with a friendly reception at Britta’s Pensionat before you’re guided to your treeroom. Each treeroom is a unique creation by Scandinavia’s leading architects. The modern design combined with the quiet of the forest creates an instant feeling of luxurious relaxation.
As a guest you can enjoy all meals at Britta’s Pensionat served by your hosts Kent and Britta in a genuine 1930’s-1950’s setting. The warm and cosy atmosphere at Britta’s, combined with the treerooms’ contemporary design, creates an entirely unique dimension for you as a Treehotel guest. For guests who prefer privacy, meals can of course be delivered to your treeroom.
A weekend at Treehotel offers a variety of both summer and winter activities. But many guests choose to simply enjoy the quiet, timelessness and harmony that are found in the tree and surroundings. A good book, a magical view and stylish accommodation are enough to create the feeling Treehotel is all about.
Location and Transfers
Treehotel is located in the boreal forest approximately an hour by car from Luleå (Kallax) airport.
Transfer options include; Meet & Greet guided tour service, car transfer, winter snowmobile safari (takes 7-8 hours), helicopter transfer and private jet transfer. Please call for further information
The treerooms all have good insulation and are warmed up by underfloor heating. The electricity is supplied locally from green hydroelectric power and the lighting consists of low-energy LED-systems.
Daily operations have minimal impact on nature as well. The treerooms have no sewage system and when cleaning, eco-friendly products are always used.
Each room has a modern, environmentally friendly combustion toilet where everything is incinerated at 600 °C. The toilets are completely odourless and powered by electricity. The Mirrorcube, on the other hand, has a freezing-toilet, also electrically powered and completely odourless. In winter, it also contributes to heating. Bathrooms have water efficient sinks with running water sufficient for washing hands, face and brushing teeth. All wastewater is collected in a container that is emptied daily. Showers are located in a separate building.
A total of 8-10 rooms have been planned for the forest area around Harads. Right now there are six unique treerooms, built in 2010 and designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects. In addition to the six tree rooms there is also a tree sauna for up to twelve people, situated among the centuries-old pines.
Upon checking in at Britta’s Pensionat, it’s a five-minute walk to Treehotel. Treehotel is located in the tall pine forest with spectacular views of the Lule River. The tree rooms are suspended 4-6 metres above the ground and are accessible by ramp, bridge, or electric stairs.
Each room is unique. Not only the architecture but also its furniture, lighting and fabrics are custom designed. The rooms vary in size between 15-30 m², with the largest rooms accommodating up to four people.
Treehotel hopes that you, as the guest, appreciate the sustainability work, even if it does make your accommodation a bit simpler. While Treehotel want to have their hotel in the middle of nature, they want to do it on nature’s terms.
The Cabin – this treeroom’s location was based on the idea of creating a platform high up on a sharp hillside overlooking the Lule River valley. You 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 bridge is a long and interesting structure among the trees. The Cabin hangs slightly off-set, under the deck, partly to visually reduce the size and partly to give the tree room its own custom look. The Cabin is like a capsule, a foreign body in the trees. The room is 24m² and accommodates two people, with a double bed, bathroom and terrace
The Mirrorcube – 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 – built to contrast the outside and inside. The treeroom’s exterior is nothing but a gigantic bird’s nest. IThe exterior is therefore camouflaged to become part of the surroundings. The interior, on the other hand, is familiar and exclusive. It’s 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 17m² and has separate bedrooms, bathroom and living area. You enter the Bird’s Nest by means of a retractable staircase
The Blue Cone – 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. You access the room 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. The treeroom is 22m² and has four beds, separate sleeping loft, bathroom and living room
The UFO – while working on the Bird’s Nest, which is largely in harmony with its surroundings, the idea of creating an entirely different environment was born. And what could be more different than a UFO? 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. 30m² is all you need for a comfortable escape to childhood dreams
Dragonfly – with its 52 square metres and 22 metric tonnes, the Dragonfly is without a doubt the biggest room at Treehotel. Unique in many ways, this room can function both as a conference space as well as private living quarters.
A 15 metre long ramp takes you up to the Dragonfly, where large panoramic windows give you a magnificent view of the valley. It 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 makings of Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The conference space has one lounge, two group rooms and a conference table with seating for 12. The room has all types of modern conference equipment, Wi-Fi, toilet and air conditioning. If you want to check out the Dragonfly as a private experience, there is room for four people. The room is spacious enough to suit two couples or the entire family
Britta’s Pensionat is open for Treehotel’s guests, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in an authentic 1930-1950’s setting. There’s a restaurant, bar, sauna and relaxation area, TV, and internet.
A visit to Treehotel is about experiencing silence, nature, design and last but not least, taste. Just like the rest of Tree Hotel, Britta’s Restaurant is difficult to compare. It’s not about Michelin stars and white tableclothes.
It’s about food, love and care.
It’s true Treehotel serves the finest fresh produce that Norrland has to offer. But, without love and care, Britta’s would merely be a very good Norrland restaurant. The meals are carefully composed of fresh, wild, local produce and if you would prefer table service instead of the well-stocked buffet, a three-course meal will be prepared just for you
Facilities and Activities
The Tree Sauna – offer a steam bath and sauna with room for up to 8 people
Guided tour of Treehotel
Excursion – an insight into the Sami culture
Outdoor lunch or dinner
Action-packed dog sled tour
Sled ride with optional horse riding
Skijoring (horse pulled skiing)
Snowmobile – Northern Lights tour
Sea kayaking on the Lule River
White water paddle adventure
Note: some of these activities are seasonal, please check to see if they are available at the time of your visit