Harads

Harads is a village in Boden Municipality, approximately 50 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. Harads is the home of the Treehotel, with the “rooms” of the hotel built high into the canopy of a pine forest with gantries leading from one to the other. The “rooms”, each designed by a different architect, are encapsulated in their names, such as “Mirrorcube”, “UFO”, “Blue Cone”, “Bird’s Nest”.

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Midsummer in Swedish Lapland

When the sun never sets, and the kids are on summer holiday. When holidays are waiting around the corner and meadows explode with wood cranesbill. That's when long lines of cars queue up to get out of the cities. It's time to go find tranquillity with friends and family in summer houses and holidays homes, away from the hustle and bustle. It's time to celebrate the most important holiday of the summer. It's midsummer.

A hideaway for all seasons

We were kindly allowed to read the guestbook from Logger's Lodge, filled with ecstatic reviews from world celebrities, ordinary people and people in love who have visited to forget about all the must-dos for a while and get utterly spoilt. We felt we had to go there ourselves to experience it.

A design favourite

What started with a film featuring a small wooden hut in the forest has become a cool hotel. These days Treehotel in Harads is considered one of the world's major travel destinations.

A night among the trees

Treehotel in Harads is more than just a design favourite among the treetops. Returning after a day packed full of experiences there's a treat in the form of locally produced food from Swedish Lapland waiting. It's the childhood fantasy we've all dreamed of – just in a more luxurious package.

Escape everyday life

The road to Logger’s Lodge is lined with miles and miles of snow-covered forest. You can feel the elevation of the landscape, regardless of whether you travel by car through the forest or arrive from above, by helicopter. As traffic disappears, roads grow smaller and the forest grows larger, you will feel your pulse slowing down.

The eight seasons

In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Sami people describe eight seasons instead of four.

Road trip for the hungry

A road trip is simply a way of discovering things you've never seen before. If you give yourself the chance, you might also come across flavours you've never experienced before.

A Feeling for Wood

In the forests of Harads he's designed both the most natural kind of accommodation you'd expect to find – a bird's nest – and the most unnatural: a UFO. Now he's designed a cold-water public bath as well. Meet architect Bertil Harström.

Simple tips for shooting autumn colours

Many think autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Swedish Lapland. It's as if Earth itself grants a generous firework display of colour before the winter sleep settles over the Arctic landscape. And it's easy to capture the show with a camera on standby. These are five simple tips for capturing autumn in a photo.

How to dress for winter in Swedish Lapland

I'm travelling to Swedish Lapland this winter, how should I dress for the cold climate? Check out this guide for dressing for winter in Swedish Lapland.