If you are looking for perfect holiday with a view of the Northern Lights, the new floating hotel and spa in northern Sweden could be your dream destination. Currently under development in the far reaches of Swedish Lapland, the Arctic Bath hotel and spa will float atop the Lule river during summer and freeze into place come winter. Arctic Bath will be made up of a central spa building and six individual floating hotel rooms. Guests will be able to move between the cabins and the central building on walkways over the water (or ice).
Guests can sunbathe in summer and ‘icebathe’ in winter. A dip in the bath itself will not be for the faint-hearted, being kept at a refreshing four degrees, but the summer arctic sun, or a combination of the warmth of the saunas and arctic spa, will warm proceedings up.
This hotel is inspired by the timber floating era – when trees felled in local forests were transported down river to be processed.
Hence all the tree logs around the outside of the spa building. It’s a venture between Off the Map Travel, which will run expeditions to the Arctic Bath starting in early 2018, and the design team behind Sweden’s famed Treehotel.
The expected price is £520 ($674) per cabin per night, and stays can be booked as part of a wider Arctic itinerary.