In the dense forests of northern Sweden, just a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, you’ll find a series of distinctive, themed treehouses. These aren’t your average treehouses; they serve as upscale hotels for travelers seeking unique and sustainable accommodations. Options range from a mirrored cube reflecting its verdant surroundings to a birdhouse dotted with boxes that house a multitude of birds, and even a blue cone reminiscent of a friendly gnome’s abode.
However, the treehouse garnering the most attention is a metallic UFO, seemingly hovering amidst the tall trees. For travelers yearning for an extraterrestrial experience, this hotel promises just that—giving the impression that at any moment, it might ascend skywards and return to a distant galaxy.
Designed by architect Bertil Harstrom, the UFO is meant to be an eye-catcher. Harstrom’s ambition was to craft a structure so unique that it would compel passersby to take a second look. The interior continues the celestial theme with a starry ceiling, pillows and blankets adorned with stars, and small windows allowing guests glimpses of the encompassing forest.
A word to the wise: if you’re susceptible to motion sickness, the UFO may not be your ideal lodging. It’s anchored by wires, allowing for subtle movement. On a blustery night, you might just wake up, feeling as if you’re soaring through the cosmos.
Accommodating up to 5 guests, the UFO is a favorite for family trips and solo travelers alike, especially those with a penchant for space adventures. And if you’re fortunate enough to witness the northern lights through the UFO’s slender windows, it’s a guarantee that you’ll feel transported to a distant, mesmerizing galaxy light-years away from Earth.