Floating hotel and spa to open in Swedish Arctic

A floating hotel and spa will open in Sweden next year, offering wellness tourists a new kind of travel experience. 

Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa in Swedish Lapland has been designed to change its positioning depending on the seasons – in winter, the building will freeze into the ice of the Lule River, while it will float on top of the water during the summer months. 

The circular building complex will house a one-treatment room spa with four saunas, an outside cold bath, – a natural plunge pool hollowed into the middle of the open centre of the structure – hot bath and outdoor and indoor showers. 

Massages and bespoke crystal healing sessions will feature on the treatment menu. 

The spa complex and six floating cabins are connected to the six land-based cabins are all connected by floating walkways. 

Arctic Bath’s will integrate a wellness approach into its menus, exercise programmes, mindfulness and meditation activities and spa treatments. 

AnnKathrin Lundqvist, from the Arctic Bath team, commented: “Arctic Bath really is a first. With any project as innovative and exciting as this an incredible amount of thought, engineering and ingenuity has come together to create a new experience like no other. 

“We are delighted that all the hard work and dedication from the team has paid off and seeing it all come together is a dream come true. We can’t wait to receive our first guests.”