At the very peak of Sweden’s scenic Förberget (Mount Förberget), more than 730 metres above sea level, rests an idyllic getaway built in North Swedish pine at the site of an old copper mine. With the rustic charm of local style architecture and the custom design of Swedish-American architect Peter Bohlin, the Copperhill Mountain Lodge is worth every kilometre of the hazardous trip into Sweden’s snowy mountains. Known for his work on the iconic Apple stores, Bohlin has succeeded in making the hotel’s 112 earth-toned guestrooms furnished with reindeer hides and filled with the sound of jojk (Sami music) both hip and homely. During the winter, Åre’s renowned Alpine ski area, the largest in Scandinavia, is just beyond the doorstep – an added benefit for the adventurous traveller.

The Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre Björnen, 83013 Åre. Copperhill.se