Here’s our round-up of 60 unique and unusual places to stay – from castles to palaces, treehouses to caves and even UFOs – that justify a place on any travel bucket list in their own right.
Recommended place to stay:
Harads, Norrbotten County, Sweden|www.treehotel.se|
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This brilliantly unique treehouse hotel offers you the chance to sleep in a UFO, a bird’s nest, a biodome and a mirrored cube. Brainchild of husband and wife team Britta and Kent Lindvall, it was inspired by the Swedish film Tradalskaren (The Tree Lover).
The 8 unique treehouse rooms – each designed by leading Scandinavian architects – are suspended 4-6m above ground in pine tree forest, accessed by step ladders. It’s the ultimate ‘nature getaway’, uber-romantic for seclusion-seeking couples.
Facilities are minimal but more than sufficient. There’s a restaurant serving up inventive local food, a sauna and a riverside hot tub.
The hotel is an hour’s drive from Lulea airport; Lulea is a 70-minute flight from Stockholm. The Swedish Lapland location is slap bang in the middle of the Aurora Belt, meaning you have an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights in all their full glory, in season.
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