With its ice hotels, northern lights, dog sledding, and snowmobiling — Swedish Lapland is an effortlessly cool place to adventure around the Arctic Circle. Deemed “Europe’s last wilderness,” this is one of the few places that have been mostly untouched by tourists and travelers. For outdoor adventurers who don’t want to hole up in a typical hotel, but really don’t want to brave the cold in a tent either, there’s a perfect alternative: Treehotel, a collection of bespoke tree houses built close to the Arctic Circle. Ignite your wanderlust with these 10 photos of scenic Swedish Lapland and the cozy Treehotel digs perched up in the sky.

 

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The only thing more impressive than the snowy landscapes of Swedish Lapland is watching the sunsets emblazon all the wintery white to pillowed pinks.

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From September to April, Swedish Lapland is home to some of the best northern lights viewing in the world. The wide-open spaces, proximity to the Arctic Circle, weather patterns, and lack of light pollution creates the most incredible conditions for viewing the aurora borealis.

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Despite sub-zero temperatures, adventures in Swedish Lapland are always outside. After sledding, snowmobiling, or skiing, travelers gather around a fire to warm up and refuel for their next voyage.

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The Mirrorcube at the Treehotel blends in with its surroundings. This cubic tree house is covered in reflective glass to flow with the look of the landscape.

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The first tree house built at the Treehotel was the Cabin. Nestled in pine and spruce trees, this house has floor to ceiling windows overlooking Swedish Lapland.

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Swedish Lapland is home to the indigenous Sami tribe. The Sami are native to Lapland - the area near the Arctic Circle that includes Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Russia.

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With all of the outdoor adventures in Swedish Lapland, it’s important to have a nice cozy place to call home after Arctic escapades.

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The Dragonfly room at the Treehotel is the biggest room in the boutique hotel, with panoramic windows that offer an unparalleled view of Swedish Lapland.

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One of the best activities in Swedish Lapland is dog sledding. As a popular winter activity in Lapland, many locals still use dog sledding as a means of transportation.

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Beam me up, Scotty. The UFO at the Treehotel is one of the most unique tree houses in the collection - and probably the world. With the click of a button, a ladder drops down and transports you into an otherworldly experience.

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