Experience Sweden in a floating hotel
From the Arctic beauty of the North with its midnight sun, to the castles of the southernmost province Skåne with its more continental flavour, Sweden has never failed to attract globetrotters to this magnificent land. And now, to add to its magnanimity and the magic it offers, Sweden is going to be home to a new floating hotel and spa that freezes into the ice of the Lule River in the winter and floats on top of the water in the summer.
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa will be launched in the first half of 2018, by Arctic Bath AB, the team behind the famous Treehotel in Sweden and the travel company Off the Map Travel. The hotel and spa, sits in a prime location to experience the famous Northern Lights, is circular in shape and has only six rooms which can accommodate a total of 12 guests.
The open centre of the Arctic Bath is designed for sunbathing, ice bathing and for those who wish to experience the Northern Lights or star-filled skies. A special technique has been developed to keep the centre of the bath open during wintertime. The water in the open-air bath will be maintained at a 39 degree Fahrenheit temperature. Following the Arctic tradition, the guests can take a cold-water plunge followed by a hot sauna. In addition to the cold, open-air bath, the main building will house one spa treatment room, four saunas, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers, and two dressing rooms.
The spa and hotel is created with the highest environmental standards in mind, using local materials and leaving a minimal to zero-impact on the environment.