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Watch the Northern Lights from a floating spa hotel in Sweden

Watch the Northern Lights from a floating spa hotel in Sweden

The astonishing edifice floating on the Swedish tundra’s Lule River is set to become the ultimate wellness escape for adventure lovers.

The world’s first Arctic floating spa, Arctic Bath Hotel & Spa, has started accepting bookings for travel between February 2020 and February 2021.

Comprising of cabin accommodation and a spa, the property will freeze into the ice of the Lule River in the winter and float on top of the water in the summer. Inspired by the timber-floating era in the Arctic, when felled trees were transported downriver for processing, accommodation will be in one of the six detached floating cabins or six additional cabins on land. Each feature wood-burning stoves, minimalist Scandi furnishings and skylights for optimum Northern Lights viewing.

Water and integrated wellness

The spa will offer wellness, mindfulness and cleansing treatments through spa partner, Kerstin Florian. Circle-shaped, the Arctic Bath houses one spa treatment room, four saunas, an outside cold bath, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms.

Here, the approach to wellness is based on four cornerstones that reflect an integrated approach to wellness that is gaining traction worldwide: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of face and body.

Guests can experience the wellness benefits of alternating cold water and hot water dips, and an extensive range of wellness experiences from massages to more bespoke crystal healing sessions. The open centre of the accommodation houses a natural cold water plunge pool with the water maintained at 3.9 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

Off the Map Travel offers both summer and winter itineraries to Arctic Bath. Although every itinerary can be personalised, a three-day itinerary, including the new Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, costs upwards of £3,995 per person, excluding flights. This includes accommodation in a floating cabin, daily breakfast, a nightly five-course dinner, guided Northern Lights hunt, transfers and spa.

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