Hotel review

Check out this clutch of seven gorgeous treehouses – each designed by a different architect – suspended from the branches of a Narnia-esque pine forest in Swedish Lapland.

The latest creation was unveiled this month – hanging 10 metres off the ground and obscured from below by a life-size photograph of the treetops. Once inside, you’ll discover panoramic windows for eyeing up the Northern Lights and the Lule River, whilst the patio has a net for wallowing in and staring up at the stars.

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Credit: Johan Jansson (and the image above)

 

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Credit: Johan Jansson

I woke to the sound of creaking branches whilst staying in the Bird’s Nest – it sways in the light breeze – with superb views of the forest and far-reaching sky from its mini portholes. Camouflaged in the branches, it was definitely the most unusual hotel room I’ve ever had the pleasure of cosying up in.

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The Bird’s Nest

There’s nothing rough and ready about these impossibly cosy hidey holes – the interior is Scandi chic and super comforting. I didn’t give a hoot there’s no shower (they’re taken in the main house) since there’s every chance you could spot the Northern Lights from your tree-top den. I didn’t, despite curling up on the bed and staring for hours out of the windows. If you managed to catch the Aurora, that’s a massive added bonus.

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One of the hotel’s biggest draws is the mirror cube, blended into the forest from each and every angle.

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The Mirror Cube

The UFO, meanwhile, is as unique as hotel rooms get. Prepare to snap some of your most envy-inducing Instagram pics here…

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The UFO

When I wasn’t taking time out in my quirky home for the night, there’s husky sledding with hot chocolate pit-stops, snowmobiling, cracking Nordic cuisine in the hotel’s main house, and naked sauna sessions. When in Rome…

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