Europe

5 unusual and adventurous places to stay in Europe

Europe is packed full of totally unique and crazy places to stay. From prison cells to UFOs – here are our top five picks.

1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland – Finland

Marvel at the Northern Lights from your very own snow igloo in Lapland. Fancy something a little warmer? A glass igloo could be more for you – stargazing from bed. Bliss.

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2. Hostel Celica, Ljubljana – Slovenia

Buckle down and get ready for a stay in a prison cell. Yup, that’s right, spend your hard earned cash paying to be locked up for the night. It is not as bonkers as it sounds though. The rooms are light, airy and modern – a far cry from Prison Break.

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3. The Treehotel, Harads – Sweden

Feel like you’re starring in a sci-fi film when you sleep in a UFO in Sweden. Not your thing? How about spending a night in a bird’s nest or a mirrorcube treehouse that reflects its stunning surroundings.

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4. No Man’s Fort, Portsmouth – UK

Quiet and secluded? Check. Epic views? Check. Laser Quest arena? Er, check. No Man’s Fort off the coast of Britain not only offers you the chance to stay in a lighthouse, but also to battle it out with friends in the lower labyrinth in a laser battle. Sign us up now!

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5. La Balade des Gnomes, Heyd – Belgium

La Balade des Gnomes is like no other place on earth. Whether you want to kick back and spend the night inside a Trojan horse or sleep on a lake beside a mermaid. One of the ten fairy-tale rooms is bound to appeal to your inner child.

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Europe calling? Head on over to the STA website for more travel inspiration and heaps more info on all things Europe: tasty food, rich culture and history galore!