Accommodation / Sweden
The Arctic Bath Hotel
Situated in Northern Sweden, near the small village of Harads sits the innovative Arctic Bath Hotel.
Designed to look like floating timber down the river, as a nod to traditional transportation methods, the hotel floats on the Lule River during summer and freezes in place throughout the winter to offer a completely unique experience. What’s more, its northerly position also puts you in the heart of the Aurora Zone for a memorable base in which to search for the Northern Lights.
- The Arctic Bath has a strong focus on wellbeing and this is best experienced in the main building with three different saunas, spa treatment room, hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms. What’s more, in keeping with Nordic tradition, there is also a cold-water bath to take an icy plunge into.
- The hotel has been expertly designed to leave a minimal environmental footprint which can be seen with the use of locally sourced materials. The onsite restaurant also prides itself on its use of local, pure and sustainable ingredients.
- Unwind in the bar and lounge area or book a specialist treatment for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Floating cabins - double room sleeps two: Situated just a short distance from the main building are the six floating cabins that freeze in place during the winter. The cabins are decorated in Scandi-style and feature a double bed, shower room, underfloor heating and an exterior wooden deck - the perfect place to search the skies for the Northern Lights. All cabins also come with a minibar/spa bar, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi, air conditioning and pellet heating stove. One of the water cabins is disabled-friendly.
Land cabins - sleeps five: Located on the tree-lined shore, you can opt instead to stay in one of the land cabins which are ideal for larger groups. Each cabin features a spiral staircase up to the loft room, five beds, underfloor heating and bathroom with bathtubs and shower. The cabins also feature a huge glass wall, making them an ideal place to search the skies for the Northern Lights. The cabins also come with tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi, a mini bar/spa bar, air-conditioning and pellet heating stove.
Image Credits: The Arctic Bath Hotel