Spotlight on a luxury hideaway in Swedish Lapland | Mini Review

Monday, 9th November 2020

Will Gray

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Loggers Lodge is perhaps the ultimate luxury hideaway in Lapland. Reached down a lonely forest track, the small timber building (located a short stroll from his house) is half hidden among trees next to a river frothing through jumbled slabs of ice. In the 1940s, up to 16 loggers lived here. They would float timber – standing on the logs – all the way to the coast. In its former life, Loggers Lodge was their simple retreat: a small cabin with a central fire.

What a difference a makeover can have. Step inside Loggers Lodge now (swiftly removing your boots as you do so) you’re met with an interior that’s reminiscent of a top-end African safari lodge. The central fire is still there, but it’s a glorious centrepiece – an enormous square, glass-sided wood burner that casts a warm glow across the wood-panelled interior. Against one wall is a sumptuous king-size bed – it was handmade by Ekens and cost £4,000. Stylish easy-chairs are tucked next to a window, while a chunkier table and chairs offer somewhere to sit for meals. Colourful wall hangings, reindeer furs and art depicting aurora scenes and the local logging heritage adorn the walls. The lighting is high-tech – dimmer switches and options for cool or warm moods. There’s also a mini bar, coffee machine, bath robes and slippers. The ensuite has an incinerator toilet reminding you that you are in the middle of the Lapland wilderness. In a nearby hut there’s a stylish sauna, with a short path leading through fir trees to a heated outdoor hot tub. The open space nearby is where some clients arrive from Lulea by helicopter.

Activities include northern lights photography (there’s no light pollution here), snowshoeing, Nordic ski touring and visits to the Storforsen Nature Reserve. And, of course, everything is full board. Meals are prepared in the main house and then brought over and served to you in Loggers Lodge. A typical three-course dinner might include karlix caviar from the Gulf of Bothnia, fillet of moose and a dessert of ice cream with cloudberries.

It’s forest chic at its finest. Completely private and exclusive with a price tag that guarantees you’ll be sleeping in a £4,000 bed that’s been used by CEOs and celebrities.

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