Sleep on the Runway in This Spectacular Swedish Airport Control Tower

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Architecture & Design Editor

Most people only use the airport as a means to an end when travelling, but what if you could actually spend the night on the runway? HomeAway is offering travellers the unique opportunity to win a stay in a former control tower at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

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The tower has been revamped in a cool and contemporary Scandi style by Swedish artist Cilla Ramnek, giving it a new lease of life after laying empty for these past 15 years.

One lucky winner from Europe will be selected at random to enjoy an incredible overnight experience with the full VIP treatment for themselves and up to three other guests.

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As well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the airport and a visit to the top of the 80-metre tower, the winners will be treated to a gastronomic experience, including dinner at Pontus in the Air and waking up to a delicious breakfast of some serious pastries by famous pastry chef Ronny Latva, who’s a member of the Swedish National Pastry Team.

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Once you’ve had your fill, you can kick back and relax at the top of the tower in the spacious 35-square metre apartment and enjoy a unique panoramic view of two the airport’s take-off and landing runways.

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If you’re a fan of Swedish design, you’ll get plenty of inspiration for your own home – Ramnek‘s decor is made up of a carefully curated selection of iconic Swedish designer pieces, some of which are actually available to buy in the airport itself.

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After an unforgettable night’s stay in the transformed control tower, you’ll be whisked away to another HomeAway holiday rental in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen or Helsinki for a further three nights, where you’ll be able to take time to explore one of these fantastic design capitals.

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If you want to be in with a chance of winning though, you’d best be quick, as the competition expires on July 30. Visit their website to enter.

Looking for more unusual places to stay or to add to the bucket list? How about a night’s sleep in Frying Pan Tower in the middle of the ocean, or a cool architectural getaway in the UK?

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