New for this Winter: Sweden’s Floating Hotel
Our toes are tingling at the prospect of staying at Sweden’s innovative wellbeing hotel, the Arctic Bath. And you’ll have a chance to experience the new floating hotel and spa for yourself when it opens THIS winter. Bookings are now open!
Five Things You Need to Know About the Arctic Bath
1) What is the Arctic Bath?
It’s just an artist’s impression at the moment! But when the dream becomes reality later this year, the Arctic Bath will be one of the world’s most innovative and original wellbeing hotels.
Why so special? Well, for starters, it floats. The Arctic Bath is being constructed on a river, caressed by flowing water in the summer, and locked in ice during winter. It will consist of two main areas: a natural circular plunge pool surrounded by sauna and treatment rooms, a hot bath and changing facilities, and a separate ‘flotilla’ of just six ‘drift-alone’ bedrooms with Scandi-chic interiors, wood burners and picture windows overlooking the river.
Wondering about the design? The intricate log facade on the main building reflects the history of the area when timber was floated down-river.
The Arctic Bath is the brainchild of those clever people behind the nearby Treehotel.
Why is this part of Sweden so innovative when it comes to accommodation? According to Project Manager AnnKathrin Lundqvist, “When there are a lot of innovative ideas in one place and people act on them, it spreads like ripples on the water.”
2) Where is the Arctic Bath?
An easy one-hour road transfer from Lulea, the Arctic Bath is located on the Lule River in the far north of Sweden.
3) When will the Arctic Bath open?
A year-round destination, the Arctic Bath will be ready to welcome guests for the coming winter season.
4) What can I do at the Arctic Bath?
Relax! And feel good! The Arctic Bath is all about well-being. Take an invigorating dip in the natural, open-air pool (the water temperature during winter will be a bracing 4 degrees C), then head for a sauna, hot bath or massage. During winter, the Arctic Bath will also be a prime spot for northern lights watching. Just imagine taking an icy plunge while the aurora borealis blazes away overhead!
5) What Arctic Bath holidays do Discover the World offer?
We’ll be able to tailor-make your ideal trip – whether it’s a short break focussed entirely on the Arctic Bath or a longer holiday combining the Arctic Bath with the equally amazing Icehotel or Treehotel. We can even arrange for you to experience both the Arctic Bath and a unique Sami glamping experience at Sapmi Nature Camp in the Laponia World Heritage Park.
A 3-day break is priced from £2,040pp based on two sharing a river cabin on a half-board basis including return flights from London Heathrow to Lulea via Stockholm, return transfers and spa access.
To be one of the first to stay at The Arctic Bath, get in touch with our team today. Call on 01737 214 250 or send an enquiry