Mark McFaul

Arctic Bath

Written by Mark McFaul
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Sweden’s reputation for innovative design just keeps growing, and the newest addition to its list of spectacular accommodation doesn’t disappoint.

Arctic Bath is a wellness hotel with an innovative touch. Built to float on the stunning Lule River during the summer and freeze in place throughout the winter, the hotel offers the ultimate peaceful retreat year-round.

Connected by floating walkways, the circular Arctic Bath features three saunas, a spa treatment room, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms.

As per Nordic tradition, there is also a cold-water bath for guests to take an icy plunge and add to their wellbeing experience.

Guests can choose to stay in one of the six floating cabins or land-based cabins.

On land, you can make use of the huge glass windows to search the skies for the Auroras and in the floating cabins, you can enjoy a brilliant view from your wooden deck outside.

Learn more on our accommodation page here or scroll to find out more about this innovative design.

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The Aurora Borealis - or Northern Lights as they are more commonly known - regularly tops wish lists and much has been written on the topic of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacle. As the UK’s only dedicated Northern Lights hunting holiday company, we spend a lot of time fully researching all things Auroral and not everything we read is always completely accurate. On that basis, here are a few things that we have learned in over a decade of Aurora hunting:

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With the darker nights and crisper temperatures rolling in, we can feel that Christmas is on its way. You may have begun present shopping already or even started hanging the decorations up, but here at The Aurora Zone, we think the best way to get in the festive mood is to travel to a snowy wonderland where Arctic activities and Northern Lights experiences await.

Mark McFaul

Another successful autumn!

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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If you have kept track of any of our previous blogs, you will probably be aware that here at The Aurora Zone we love autumn! Despite your reservations, there is a very good reason for the fact we regularly try to convince anyone that will listen that autumn is an excellent time to visit the Arctic Circle – namely the Northern Lights viewing potential!

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We’re thrilled to announce our competition with Anthropologie to bring you two unbelievable Christmas gifts - a four-night Northern Lights holiday for two, plus a £500 Anthropologie voucher! Click here to find out more!

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#AuroraZoneMoments - October's winner revealed!

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 06 November 2019

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October might have brought darker nights and plenty of rain to the UK but it also brought us some brilliant entries for the second month of our #AuroraZoneMoments competition!

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We’re thrilled to announce our competition with Anthropologie to bring you two unbelievable Christmas gifts - a Northern Lights holiday for two, plus a £500 Anthropologie voucher!

One lucky winner and a plus one will win a trip of a lifetime to Inari, Finnish Lapland for four nights taking part in Arctic and Northern Lights adventures. This prize includes: 

- Return flights, transfers, Aurora alert, and cold weather clothing

- Four nights full-board accommodation at the beautiful Wilderness Hotel Inari in a standard room

- Seven guided bucket list excursions, including a husky sledding safari, snowmobiling, and three dedicated Northern Lights hunts

- £500 voucher to spend at Anthropologie!

Click here to enter.

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The competition opens on 7th November 2019 and the closing date for all entries is 23:59pm GMT on Thursday 19th December 2019. View the competition terms and conditions here.

Photography by Inari Saariselka Tourism and Wilderness Hotel Inari.

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