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Sweden, National Day,

June 6, the National Day of Sweden

On June 6, Sweden celebrates National Day (Sveriges nationaldag).

The date holds historic significance for two reasons. On June 6, 1523, the independent state of Sweden was established with the election of King Gustav Vasa. Vasa’s ascendance brought an end to the Kalmar Union and the reign of a single ruler over the kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. On the same day in 1809, Sweden adopted a new constitution granting civil rights and liberties to its citizens.

Experience National Day through the lens of the Swedes by browsing the #nationaldag hashtag.


Location Feature, photo feature, treehotel, sweden,

A Night in Sweden’s Treehotel

In a remote part of Swedish Lapland, tucked away in a forest just south of the Arctic Circle, are the most stylish tree houses in the world. The Treehotel in Harads, Sweden, has five unique “treerooms” all elevated 4-6 meters above ground: The Cabin, The Mirrorcube, The Bird’s Nest, The Blue Cone, and The UFO. Each room was designed by one of Scandinavia’s leading architects with custom-designed furniture, lighting, and fabrics.

The idea behind the Treehotel is to create a space that gives people a chance to “experience nature amongst the tree-tops, while also providing a uniquely designed housing experience.” Want to see more? Check out photos Instagrammers have taken there by visiting the Treehotel location page.