Arctic Bath floating on the Lule River
Cold plunge pool
Lule river thawing
Log clad exterior
Water cabin bedroom
Land cabin interior
Land cabin bathroom
Land suite bedroom
Arctic Bath Hotel, Harads, Swedish Lapland
Floating or frozen in Sweden’s Lule River, this daring spa hotel is a design masterpiece
Available as part of your tailor-made adventure in Swedish Lapland
Arctic Bath Hotel is a unique concept floating hotel, surrounded by water which freezes over in the winter. At the centre of the main floating spa building is a plunge pool, carved into the ice during winter. During the summer months, the intuitive design of the main hotel building floats on water, a design inspired by a block of floating timber in the river, a traditional mode of transport to move logs downstream.
Split between land and water, 12 cabins are inviting, style-conscious spaces filled with furnishings by classic Swedish brands. Larger split-level land rooms feature a spiral staircase and soft-lit living area. In spring, sedum grass roofs sprout with wildflowers. Smaller river rooms are suitable for couples and have north-facing, sloping roof windows – ideal for seeing the Northern Lights – and private decks for summer river swimming.
Activities & Experiences
Arctic Bath offers all your traditional winter activities such as husky sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. During the summer you can also go on a moose safari, hiking or horse riding. Bookable activities outside the hotel include a Sámi visit to Jokkmokk and trip to the rapids at Storforsen Nature Reserve.
Facilities & Services
The central feature of the hotel is an open-air cold bath - offering a refreshing antidote after experiencing the different saunas. Alongside the saunas you'll find treatments rooms, a lounge area, bar and restaurant. An ever-evolving five-course dinner menu draws on seasonal local produce: reindeer, moose, fish, berries and dairy products are staples. Combining childhood memories with his own inventions, Sweden’s only Sámi gourmet chef, Kristoffer Astrom, challenges palettes with extraordinary flavours.
For treatments there a range of therapies including massages and cleansing and detox therapies.
Weather & Seasons
A trip to Swedish Lapland between November and March will allow you to make the most of your chances of catching the Northern Lights. And of course there will be snow on the ground too making husky sledding, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling all possible. For Summer activities July- September is the best time to visit.
Luleå airport is just over an hour away by car.
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Time to Get in Touch?
Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.