You Can Now Stay in a Floating Luxury Hotel in the Arctic… Really

Photo By Artist Impression Arctic Bath
Photo By Artist Impression Arctic Bath

The unprecedented Arctic accommodation and spa will contain luxurious yet environmentally friendly saunas, floating cabins and treatment rooms

Arctic Bath, the highly anticipated floating hotel and spa located in Swedish Lapland, is now accepting reservations for travel between February 2020 and February 2021, according to Travel Experts at Off the Map Travel. The floating hotel and spa freezes into the ice in the winter, and floats on top of the Lule river in the summer giving guests a luxury overnight spa experience, all in a prime spot to experience the Northern Lights.

Due to its location in the vulnerable Arctic, the hotel holds itself to the highest environmental standards, using local materials and leaving a minimal to zero-impact on the environment.

The Arctic Bath approach to wellness is based on four cornerstones: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of face & body, making it an integrated approach that is gaining traction worldwide. The cornerstones of Arctic Bath’s experience are reflected through menus, focusing on clean, pure and local ingredients; exercise through various activities; mindfulness and meditation; and Arctic Bath’s variety of spa treatments.

“The Arctic Bath has been eagerly anticipated over the last year ever since the plans were first announced,” said Jonathan Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel. “Not only is it a spectacular new space to stay, but it will offer a really different wellness experience that can’t be had anywhere else on earth. It is exciting to be one of the first to offer this to guests allowing them to visit and stay at Arctic Bath as part of a wider luxury Arctic adventure.”

The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, freezes into the ice of the Lule River in the winter and floats on top of the water in the summer. The water ranges from two to four metres deep and the facilities are interconnected by floating walkways, leaving a minimal environmental footprint.

Guests at Arctic Bath will get to experience accommodation in one of the six detached floating cabins or one of the six additional cabins on land. The circular-shaped Arctic Bath houses one spa treatment room, four saunas, an outside cold bath, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms.

The open centre of Arctic Bath spa houses a natural cold-water plunger pool with the water maintained at 3.9 degrees celcius throughout the year. Highlights of the spa include cold-water and hot-water dips, massages and crystal healing sessions. Each moment is designed to bring relaxation, refreshment and clarity.

Off the Map Travel offers both summer and winter itineraries to Arctic Bath. Although every itinerary can be personalised, a three-day Off the Map Travel Arctic Bath itinerary, including the new Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, costs from £3995 per person, excluding flights. This includes accommodations in a floating cabin, breakfast daily, nightly five-course dinner, a guided Northern Lights hunt, transfers and spa.

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