In the heart of Swedish Lapland, you’ll find Arctic Bath, a unique hotel and spa experience that welcomes guests to immerse themselves in the elements while leaving a minimal environmental footprint behind. Situated under the northern lights in winter, and the midnight sun during the summer months, this luxury floating hotel is ow accepting reservations after more than a 16-month wait.
The idea of a floating sauna on Lule River first came about in 2010. Today, Arctic Bath is a modern reminder of our northern heritage – bringing an old timber tradition into the world of in luxury wellness.
“The Arctic Bath really is a first – it’s a special spa experience,” AnnKathrin Lundqvist, one of the designers of the hotel, said in a statement. “So much thought, engineering and ingenuity have come together to provide visitors with an experience they can’t find anywhere else.”
There are only six cabins on the water which — depending on the time of year — either float on the Lule River or are frozen into it. (There are an additional six cabins available on land, as well.) All rooms include Wi-Fi access, and air conditioning and heating are built into each unit.
When talking about wellness treatments, their focus on both the inside and outside. This is part of the four cornerstones of wellness: Proper Nutrition, Regular Exercise, Peace of Mind and Care of the Face and Body. A visit to Arctic spa includes a bathrobe, bathing suit or shorts and natural spa products from Kerstin Florian, all of which you can take home after your stay.
And, to make sure you enjoy a full arctic experience, there’s Scandinavian designed restaurant where their chefs have carefully planned set menus inspired by natural surroundings and with Arctic Bath’s wellness focus in mind.
The package, starting at about $3,250 per person (based on double occupancy), includes accommodations, daily breakfast, nightly five-course dinners, spa access, and a guided Northern Lights hunt. Flights are not included. Bookings are available from February 2020 through February 2021.