Arctic Bath: The Hotel in Sweden to See the Northern Lights
A floating Hotel was born in Sweden, and sleeping here in the Arctic Bath, could prove to be a unique experience. It is, as the word says, an arctic bath, a spa on Lake Lule that offers high-level wellness treatments (and consequently costs) on the borders of the Arctic Circle.
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kaupp, freezes into the Lule River in the winter and floats on top of the water in the summer. The Arctic Bath and Spa offers wellness, mindfulness and cleansing treatments through spa partners Kerstin Florian. The new hotel and spa is located in Lulea in Swedish Lapland.
Is set to open in February 2020 with bookings now available.
Guests will be able to stay in one of six floating wooden cabins, with minimal interiors that put the focus on the surrounding views of the frigid Lule River. A skylight makes for easy night-time stargazing, and each hut also has a wood-burning stove to huddle around on particularly cold days.
The rooms will be set up along the circular structure that internally will have a natural pool with very cold water, at 4 degrees centigrade.
It will then be possible to warm up in the saunas: in addition to the rooms, in fact, the Arctic Bath will have a wellness center with twelve cabins for crystal treatments, massages, saunas and thermal baths. Inside the structure there will also be shops, bars, a restaurant and relaxation areas.
What do you do at Arctic Bath?
Arctic Bath is a place to do sports and eat according to purifying diets. The company that runs it is called Off the Map Travel and wants to immerse visitors in the Sami culture and bring them to see the Northern Lights.
The Arctic Bath’s approach to wellness is based on four elements: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind, and the care of face and body. These are reflected through menus, snacks and smoothies focusing on clean, local ingredients; the encouragement of exercise through a variety of activities; working with affirmation cards, mindfulness and meditation; and the Arctic Bath’s proprietary spa treatments.
Guests at the floating hotel and spa will experience the wellness benefits of alternating cold-water and hot-water dips and sauna, yoga, meditation, and cleansing sessions such as crystal healing.
The experience is definitely exclusive and so the prices are not really for everyone. Three days at the Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa – with accommodation in a floating cabin, daily breakfast, a five-course evening dinner, guided hunting in the northern lights and a spa – cost around 4500 euros per person.