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22nd May 2019
Prepare to be amazed! This is no ordinary treehouse, this is the utterly amazing Treehotel in Swedish Lapland and your opportunity to stay in one of the world's most unique designer hotels.
The tiny resort of Harads is home to the Treehotel. Here you will find a group of unique rooms created in harmony with nature amongst the trees and with ecological values. Each room has an innovative modern design, not only designed to be as green as possible but also surprisingly cosy and comfortable as possible with full size deluxe beds and ensuite toilet and washbasin.
Each unique tree room is located in an area of secluded forest with only other tree dwellers and Arctic forest wildlife closeby.
Day 1 - Arrive at the Treehotel
Fly from the UK to Luleå via Stockholm. Met on arrival for your guided transfer to the tiny village of Harads and the Treehotel. During your transfer you will hear all about the Swedish Lapland region and Arctic life. Your transfer also includes a short visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gammelstad - Luleå's old church town*.
Check-in at Britta's Pensjonat for your 2-night stay in your unique Tree Room. All tree rooms are located in the forest, a short walk from Britta's. Dinner is served in Britt's during the evening.
2 nights HARADS - TREEHOTEL (HB)
* Please note, if you have a late arrival at Luleå Airport, your guided transfer may operate on departure instead.
Day 2 - Sami & Reindeer Experience
Breakfast is served at Britta's and it is from here that you will be picked up for your transfers (duration 1 hour) to the area just outside Jokkmokk, to meet Anna, a young Sámi woman, who lives in the region with her family. For thousands of years the Sámi people have raised and herded their reindeer in this region and Anna has a vast amount of local knowledge to share with you - including inviting you to meet some of her reindeer. In her lavvu (tent house) you will sit around an open fire and hear folklore stories and joiking (traditional Sámi singing). You will also be served a three course meal prepared over the fire, with a selection of quality, fresh local ingredients. After your visit you will have the opportunity to visit the Arctic Circle Monument before returning to Harads for dinner.
Day 3 - Book an Optional Tour
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Britta's before checking out of your Tree Room and checking in to your charming room in the pensjonat. The remainder of the day is free for your pre-booked optional activity or to simply relax with a good book.
2 nights HARADS - Britta's Penjonat (HB)
Day 4 - Relax or Explore the Arctic Wilderness
A full day for you to explore your surroundings. We have included rental of snowshoes - always good fun - plus a 2-hour private relaxation session with Jacuzzi and sauna, including local snacks, cold drinks, beer/cider, and a bathrobe and towel. A nice, 'downtime' day.
Day 5 - Homeward Bound
Transfer from Harads to Luleå Airport for your return flight home.
Departure Day: Daily according to flight schedules
Departure Dates: 1 Dec 2018 - 8 Apr 2019
Duration: 4 nights (2 x Treehotel, 2 x Britta's Pensjonat)
Prices from: Prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room.
|Departure Dates||Prices from|
|Dec 2018 - Apr 2019||£2295|
|Deposit: The deposit for this holiday is £200 per person|
BRITTA'S PENSJONAT (2/3 STAR) - Harads
Before the Treehotel was even thought about there was Britta’s Pensjonat. Owned by Britta and Kent, the pensjonat is delightfully charming and as unique as a guesthouse as the Treehotel is as a treehouse. Inspired by the period stretching from the 30s to the 50s, the pensjonat offers a homely atmosphere and excellent food. Not all rooms are en-suite but showers and WCs are just in the corridor and add to the charm.
DOG SLEDDING (Treehotel)
Description: The perfect way to experience the winter landscape. One person mushes the dog team while theother sits on the sled as a passenger - opportunity to swap around midway. Refreshments served around an open fire. Transfer one-way to dog sledding departure point is 1-hour then 2-hours approx. on the dog sled.
Price: £234 per person
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (Treehotel)
Description: An activity with a professional photographer in order to hopefully see and photograph the Northern Lights. Your photographer will teach you the art of capturing the night, with step-by-step instructions and you will be given your own SD-card with 8GB memory on which to keep the pictures you take. Please note: there is no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights and if the weather is very poor the tour may be cancelled with a full refund. Duration approx. 2 hours. Trip includes transfer, DSLR camera to use, tripod, headlamp and hot drinks.
Price: £180 per person.
SNOWMOBILE SAFARI (Treehotel)
Description: An exhilarating and efficient way to see more of the landscape. Very similar to riding a motorbike, except over snow! Two people per snowmobile with the opportunity to swap between driver and passenger (driving licence required). A hot drink is served during the trip. Duration approx. 2.5 hours.
Price: £155 per person, supplement for solo driving £56.
STATELEY STORFORSEN (Treehotel)
Description: Experience the majestic river landscape of Storforsen Nature Reserve, home to Northern Europe's most voluminous rapid, which flows even during extreme cold. This trip requires using skiis and ski poles and during the trip your guide will cook lunch over an open fire and provide you with lots of information and stories regarding the locality and nature. Duration approx. 5 hours.
Price: £222 per person.
What sort of clothing will I need?
As a rule of thumb for any Arctic winter holiday, we would strongly recommend the layering principal (base, mid, outer) with man-made thermal fibres or wool. In our opinion wool is definitely best, and merino wool is soft and cosy and certainly a good investment. A good, waterproof outdoor jacket is essential, and also over trousers are a bonus if you have them. Wool socks (we wouldn't wear anything else here), perhaps a couple of pairs, and good hiking boots or snow boots are very important. Gloves, scarf, hat and you're raring to go!
If you're doing optional excursions like dog-sledding, snowshoeing, and Aurora hunting activities you will be provided with thermal overalls to ensure you are warm and cosy during extended periods outdoors.
Are special diets catered for?
Absolutely! Just let us know at the time of booking what your requirements are so that we can inform our suppliers and ensure you are provided with delicious alternatives where appropriate.