Your First Look At Sweden's Floating Arctic Spa Hotel

A fortress of solitude.
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Next year's European holiday plans can now accommodate a few nights at the extraordinary Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa in Sweden's north. This one-of-a-kind accommodation will be found on the Lule River, where it'll float during the warmer months and freeze into the lake during the winter. 

Arctic Bath 4

Designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, the hotel contains six cabins on the water, with each minimally decorated and equipped with Wi-Fi access, air conditioning and underfloor heating. 

Arctic Bath 1
Arctic Bath 2

As the name suggests, the Arctic Bath and Spa Hotel has a large spa treatment room with four saunas, a hot bath, and an outdoor cold bath. There's also a circular outdoor space at the centre of the hotel where guests can sunbathe or view the lights of the Aurora Borealis. A shop, bar, and restaurant are also found in the floating space.

There's also an additional six cabins on the shore. Designed by AnnKathrin Lundqvist, these cabins feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the Lule River (below).


The hotel will be an impressive architectural feat and is designed to have minimal-to-zero environmental impact, with all materials used in the construction of the buildings locally sourced.

Despite not opening until February next year, you can book rooms now, with a one night stay for two starting from AU$1,465. For more information visit

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