Arctic Bath, a floating hotel and spa in Sweden
Travelers who want to be the first in line to check out a floating hotel and spa in Sweden can now make a reservation.
Bookings are open for Arctic Bath for visits between February 2020 and 2021, through Off the Map Travel. While the spa will naturally be focused on wellness treatments, guests will likely be just as excited to be in the Arctic, where the buildings will float in warm weather and freeze into the ice when temperatures cool.
There will be a focus on nutrition, exercise, peace of mind, and the care of face and body. The menus, snacks, and smoothies will feature local ingredients and more. Jonathan Cooper, found of Off the Map Travel explained that with the hotel and spa open year-round, “we will be arranging winter itineraries for guests to experience both the snowy winter, Northern Lights and Sami culture with the main spa complex frozen into the river’s ice; and summer breaks with the long summer days, foraging and wilderness activities complimenting the Arctic Bath’s wellness experience.”
The unique building is designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi and is inspired by “the timber floating era which recalls how felled trees were transported downriver for processing”. Guests will be able to stay in one of six floating cabins or six cabins on land.