One of the best benefits of having a trove of frequent flier miles is that it makes the world a much smaller place. When we run out of places to see, we turn to the internet to find our way to all of the hidden places making their rounds around the World Wide Web. Every Friday, FlyerTalk will feature a FlyerTalk Find: cool stuff we spotted on the web and how to get there.
This week, our internet find is this “invisible” treehouse. We’ve spotted it on a half a dozen sites in the past week and we have a bunch of questions. Where is it? What is it? Can we stay there? We did a little digging around the internet to find out.
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What Is It?
This craftily-camouflaged mirror-walled abode is actually a tree house. And that tree house is part of a hotel. Called Treehotel, it’s a collection of whimsical treehouses: there’s the mirrored treehouse making its rounds on the internet, a treehouse disguised as a giant bird’s nest, even one shaped like a giant, flying spaceship.
Where Is It?
Sweden! In a pine forest in Swedish Lapland in Northern Sweden to be exact.
What Else Can You Do There?
The Treehotel is a great place to relax in nature in really cool digs. When you’re not in your tree house, you can head outdoors to snowmobile, go fishing, horseback riding, berry picking, head out on a moose safari or even go on a guided excursion to see the Northern Lights. To see the full, ridiculously-long list of foodie, outdoor and surreal experiences you can have at at Treehotel, head here.
But, we looked it up, and activities with Treehotel are kind of pricey. For instance, their private guided tour of Luleå, World Heritage Site Gammelstad Church Town, and Boden city in Lapland includes a history lesson, beverages and costs just under $300 for two people and an additional $50 for every extra person.
How Do I Get There?
Fly in to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, then fly another 70 minutes to Luleå Airport (via several SAS and Norwegian flights a day), then take a taxi to the Treehotel or arrange transport from Treehotel itself (they charge $200 for a private car, $300 for a private van). Taking the train, which drops you off a 35 minutes’ drive outside of Treehotel, is probably the cheapest option. Taking a helicopter is the most expensive at $1600 to $2500 for 3 to 6 people.