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HOTELS & RESORTS | NOVEMBER 2022

ARCTIC TREEHOUSE HOTEL, FINLAND

Nestled in the heart of the pristine Arctic wilderness, a magical retreat awaits the intrepid traveler seeking an experience like no other. The Arctic Treehouse Hotel, a gem amidst the stunning landscapes of Finland's Rovaniemi, effortlessly marries the warmth of Nordic hospitality with the allure of Mother Nature's grandeur.

Imagine waking up to a symphony of whispering winds and untouched snow, all from the comfort of your own private sanctuary, perched among the trees. For Ilkka Länkinen and Katja Ikäheimo-Länkinen, the visionary minds behind SantaPark Arctic World, the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is a childhood dream come true.

Nestled along the Arctic Circle, in the heart of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel emerges as if from the pages of a winter fairy tale. This haven seamlessly weaves opulent luxury into the tapestry of Arctic landscapes, merging local Lappish traditions with contemporary Scandinavian design.

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The architectural vision of Arctic TreeHouse Hotel was entrusted to Studio Puisto. Their shingled cabins, reminiscent of a herd of pine cone cows—a cherished Finnish toy—are scattered like gems across a steep hillside, an embodiment of harmony between guests and the Arctic terrain. This approach brings nature's embrace ever closer to those who stay.

Innovative design and a meticulous eye for detail ensure that guests encounter the forest's heart in a remarkably comfortable and unforgettable way. The central building, housing both reception and restaurant, takes the form of a snowflake with five points. Stepping inside, guests are greeted by a towering reception area crowned by an awe-inspiring fireplace. The entire expanse of the building unfolds before you in a single glance. Despite its expansive, open-plan layout, the strategic use of partitions, materials, and colors crafts an ambiance that is both inviting and intimate.

The Arctic TreeHouse Hotel stands as a testament to ecological consciousness. Finnish wood, a sustainable and renewable resource, forms the foundation of all structures, mirroring a commitment to responsible construction. A verdant roof aids in managing urban runoff while returning a splash of vibrant greenery to the site. Within the suites, the wood lining the interior surfaces creates an ambiance of comfort, ensuring healthy indoor air quality and delightfully soothing acoustics.

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Consisting of 32 cabins, each cabin stands as a testament to ingenious design, flawlessly merging modern opulence with rustic allure. Your journey commences as you enter your treehouse retreat. Wether you opt for the inviting Arctic TreeHouse Suites, cocoon-like and snug; or perhaps the Arctic GlassHouses, graced with their own secluded sauna for ultimate relaxation, the seamless marriage of sleek contours and organic textures extends a welcoming embrace, encouraging you to unwind and embrace the serenity that envelops you. 

And then, a breathtaking spectacle awaits. The northern wall's floor-to-ceiling window frames vistas that unfold from the comfort of your own bed. Gaze upon the captivating tapestry of Lapland's lights, the silent majesty of the forest, the ethereal play of the northern lights, and the mesmerizing glow of the midnight sun. These accommodations are more than mere rooms; they're intimate theaters to the grandeur that surrounds you, a bridge between the embrace of comfort and the allure of nature's masterpieces.

Within the Arctic Treehouse Hotel, every facet has been meticulously crafted to guarantee an indelible sojourn. Plush furnishings envelop you in a cocoon of warmth, dissolving the bite of Arctic temperatures into distant memory. Nestle yourself with a steaming cup of cocoa, observing the stars' twinkling dance in the inky night sky, or ensconce yourself with a captivating book, letting the tranquil ambiance kindle your musings.

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One cannot talk about the Arctic Treehouse Hotel without mentioning its culinary delights. The on-site restaurant, located in the main building is a gastronomic journey in itself, where locally sourced ingredients are transformed into delectable dishes that tantalize the palate. Picture savoring a dish of smoked Arctic char, fresh from the icy waters, while seated in a cozy dining room adorned with intricate ice-inspired décor. 
The name "Rakas," derived from the Finnish term signifying "beloved," aptly captures the devotion and care infused into the culinary offerings. Every dish brims with the essence of pristine northern ingredients, thoughtfully reimagined with a contemporary flair.

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RAKAS RESTAURANT arctic treehouse hotel

Beyond the comforts of your private oasis, a world of adventure beckons just outside your doorstep. From exhilarating husky sledding across the pristine landscapes to heart-pounding encounters with reindeer herds, every moment in the Arctic Treehouse Hotel is a chance to reconnect with nature and your inner explorer.

And let's not forget the iconic Santa Claus Village, a stone's throw away from the hotel. The Arctic Treehouse Hotel is not only a destination for the intrepid traveler but also a dream come true for families seeking a whimsical winter getaway. Imagine the joy on your children's faces as they meet Santa Claus himself in his enchanting abode!

As the seasons unfold, so do the myriad experiences at Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. In the warmer embrace of summer and autumn, a tapestry of enchanting activities awaits your discovery. Embark on a forest-to-glass journey with Forest x Wine tasting, where a mindful nature walk ushers you to a hidden woodland wine bar. Alternatively, let the river be your guide as you paddle through the waterways, delving into the local way of life. And if you're feeling daring, why not take a plunge into the refreshing embrace of Finland's longest river? At Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, the enchantment of every season beckons you to explore, discover, and create lasting memories.

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For Ilkka Länkinen, Katja Ikäheimo-Länkinen, and the entire team, the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is a canvas upon which nature's beauty and human ingenuity harmoniously converge. A stay here isn't just a stay—it's an exploration, an immersion, and an indelible memory etched against the backdrop of Lapland's enchantment. Welcome to a realm where dreams become reality, and the Arctic whispers its timeless secrets to those who listen.

ARTIC TREEHOUSE HOTEL

Tarvantie 3, 96930 Arctic Circle, Finland

+358 50 5176943

arctictreehousehotel.com

IG: arctictreehousehotel

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