We are proud to be supporting the team behind the world famous Treehotel in Sweden around the launch of a new floating hotel and spa that 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.
The Arctic Bath is inspired by the timber floating era, where trees felled in local forests were transported down the river to be processed.
Six floating cabins and 6 additional land-based cabins are available for guests to stay overnight in this serene area. 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 central patio area of the bath invites guests to sunbathe, ice bathe or sit back to view the Northern Lights or star-filled skies. A dip in the bath itself is consistent with the Arctic tradition of a cold-water plunge with the water maintained at 39 degrees Fahrenheit and combines well with the warmth of a sauna and spa.
Building has started and is progressing well, the first guests should be able to stay overnight in the new floating hotel rooms and enjoy the Arctic Bath in early 2020. Bookings are open from February 2020 to February 2021.
The designs created are not only locally relevant and striking, but are also developed with the highest environmental standards in mind, using local materials and with a minimal, to no, impact on the environment.
The Arctic Bath’s approach to wellness is based on four elements: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind, and the care of face and body. These are reflected through menus, snacks, and smoothies focusing on clean, local ingredients; the encouragement of exercise through a variety of activities; working with affirmation cards, mindfulness and meditation; and the Arctic Bath’s proprietary spa treatments. Guests at the floating hotel and spa will experience the wellness benefits of alternating cold-water and hot-water dips and sauna, yoga, meditation, and cleansing sessions such as crystal healing. Each moment is designed to bring relaxation, refreshment, and clarity. There are no ambient distractions or light pollution. Colors are chosen for their color therapy benefits, and surrounding materials are organic and local. Both summer and winter spa experiences will be offered.