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.
A philosophy of tranquillity
A slow walk through the birch forest that surrounds the path between breakfast at the Treehotel restaurant and my room, the Mirrorcube, soon reveals the grandeur of the hotel. The beautiful birch forest lets thoughts resonate on their own in the dim morning light. No real stimulus is needed. Life is taken down to a level where everything is in harmony. I run my hand across one of the birch trunks along the path and it almost feels like a handshake with nature itself. Rugged and resolute, but welcoming at the same time. Here in the forest, it’s easy to understand the Japanese philosophy ‘shinrin-yoku’, how forests and trees have a kind of calming effect on the racing pace of society. A night in a treehouse and I’m already all-in when it comes to the phenomenon ‘forest bathing’.