The Arctic Bath Hotel in Swedish Lapland is a homage to the era of timber floating when loggers would send cut down trees down the river to be processed by mills downstream. The logs would float freely on the Lule river, sometimes getting caught up large jams or even being frozen in place during the cold winter months. The Arctic Bath Hotel takes its design cues from this tradition. Decorated to look like a log jam, the six cabins float freely on the Lule river during the warmer months but then freeze in place during the winter. Construction is well underway, with bookings being accepted starting February 2020 and going to February 2021. Those not looking to sleep on the water can also book one of the six cabins on land.
The cabins are arranged in a circular pattern and include a spa treatment room, four saunas, an outside cold bath, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers, and two dressing rooms. Guests can enjoy the open central patio area of the bath where they can sunbathe or take a dip in the ice bath. They can also enjoy the Northern Lights and the star-filled skies. Those looking to participate in the Arctic tradition of cold-water plunges can avail themselves of the ice bath, which is maintained at a balmy 39 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re looking for something a bit warmer, the sauna and spa are right at hand.
Those looking for a wellness experience will appreciate the Arctic Bath’s approach to good health. This approach is based on proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of and, and care of the face and body. You can find all of these elements in your stay at the Arctic Bath. Proprietary spa treatments as well as therapeutic cold and hot water dips, yoga, meditation, and cleansing sessions are all available. The menu includes items made of local ingredient. Everything about this hotel is designed to bring relaxation, refreshment, and clarity. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you’ve found it in the serene ambience of the Swedish Lapland.