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Arctic Bath floating spa hotel opens in Sweden
POSTED 07 Feb 2020 . BY Stu Robarts
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa was first announced in 2017 Credit: Pasquale Baseotto
We worked with colours and natural materials that could help our guests connect with the surrounding nature.
– Annkathrin Lundqvist
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by Bertil Harström, Johan Krauppi and Annkathrin Lundqvist, has opened on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland.

First announced in 2017, it was conceived to be a year-round Arctic wellness destination that will float on the water during the summer and be frozen into the ice during the winter.

The 12-room hotel is inspired by the era of floating felled trees downriver for processing.

Its circular, wooden structure is finished with logs at varying vertical angles around its side and a tangle of logs on its roof, reminiscent of the log jams that would occur.

Also housed within the floating structure is a spa with three different saunas, a hot tub with hydrotherapy facilities, hot baths and a treatment room, while in the central, outdoor space there is an Arctic plunge-pool.

Additional accommodation is provided by six floating cabins for couples near the water’s edge and six larger cabins and suites on the shore, some of which can sleep up to five guests.

The cabin interiors, designed – along with the rest of the hotel interiors – by Lundqvist and Input Interior, make use of natural materials from the local area, including wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles.

Lundqvist told CLAD: At Arctic Bath, each room has been thoughtfully designed with a high level of comfort and luxury in mind, while keeping with our overall wellness focus. We worked with colours and natural materials that could help our guests connect with the surrounding nature.

"The land cabins were designed to incorporate the surrounding nature, to blur the borders between the interior and exterior. Natural, sustainable materials with a rich history such as wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles harmonize together with Scandinavian design."
Materials used include wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles Credit: Daniel Holmgren
The interiors make use of natural materials from the local area Credit: Daniel Holmgren
The cabin interiors were designed by AnnKathrin Lundqvist and Input Interior
Additional accommodation is provided by six floating cabins for couples and six larger cabins and suites Credit: Daniel Holmgren
Also housed within the floating structure is a hot tub with hydrotherapy facilities, hot baths and a treatment room Credit: Pasquale Baseotto
In the central, outdoor space of the circular structure, there is an Arctic plunge-pool
There are three different saunas for visitors to make use of Credit: Daniel Holmgren
The structure will float on the water during the summer and be frozen into the ice during the winter Credit: Pasquale Baseotto
The floating structure has a distinctive circular shape Credit: Pasquale Baseotto
The spa hotel is located on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland Credit: Pasquale Baseotto
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07 Feb 2020

Arctic Bath floating spa hotel opens in Sweden
BY Stu Robarts

The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa was first announced in 2017

The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa was first announced in 2017
photo: Pasquale Baseotto

The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by Bertil Harström, Johan Krauppi and Annkathrin Lundqvist, has opened on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland.

First announced in 2017, it was conceived to be a year-round Arctic wellness destination that will float on the water during the summer and be frozen into the ice during the winter.

The 12-room hotel is inspired by the era of floating felled trees downriver for processing.

Its circular, wooden structure is finished with logs at varying vertical angles around its side and a tangle of logs on its roof, reminiscent of the log jams that would occur.

Also housed within the floating structure is a spa with three different saunas, a hot tub with hydrotherapy facilities, hot baths and a treatment room, while in the central, outdoor space there is an Arctic plunge-pool.

Additional accommodation is provided by six floating cabins for couples near the water’s edge and six larger cabins and suites on the shore, some of which can sleep up to five guests.

The cabin interiors, designed – along with the rest of the hotel interiors – by Lundqvist and Input Interior, make use of natural materials from the local area, including wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles.

Lundqvist told CLAD: At Arctic Bath, each room has been thoughtfully designed with a high level of comfort and luxury in mind, while keeping with our overall wellness focus. We worked with colours and natural materials that could help our guests connect with the surrounding nature.

"The land cabins were designed to incorporate the surrounding nature, to blur the borders between the interior and exterior. Natural, sustainable materials with a rich history such as wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles harmonize together with Scandinavian design."



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