Looking for something new and different?
Bookings are now open for the long-awaited floating hotel and spa, Arctic Bath at Lulea in Swedish Lapland.
It’s the world’s first Arctic floating spa and cabins with an emphasis on wellness, mindfulness and cleansing treatments through spa partners Kerstin Florian.
Travel experts at Off the Map Travel say reservations are open for travel between February 2020 and February 2021.
The approach to wellness is based on four cornerstones: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of face and body.
The cornerstones of Arctic Bath’s experience are reflected through menus, snacks and smoothies focusing on clean, pure and local ingredients; the encouragement of exercise thought a variety of activities; working with affirmation cards, mindfulness and meditation; and Arctic Bath’s variety of spa treatments.
Off the Map Travel founder, Jonathan Cooper says “The Arctic Bath has been eagerly anticipated over the last year ever since the plans were first announced.
“Not only is it a spectacular new space to stay, but it will offer a really different wellness experience that can’t be had anywhere else.
“It is exciting to be one of the first to offer this to guests allowing them to visit and stay at Arctic Bath as part of a wider luxury Arctic adventure.”
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, freezes into the ice of the Lule River in the winter and floats on top of the water in the summer.
Guests will experience a distinctive wellness experience including accommodation in one of the six detached floating cabins or six additional cabins on land, plus the Arctic Bath spa inspired by the timber floating era which recalls how felled trees were transported downriver for processing.
The spa complex and cabins float on, or are frozen into, the water of Lule River ranging from 2 to 4 meters deep all connected by floating walkways and leaving a minimal environmental footprint.
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.
Guests at the new floating hotel and spa can experience the wellness benefits of alternating cold-water and hot-water dips, and the sauna, with an extensive range of wellness experiences from massage to more bespoke crystal healing sessions. Each moment is designed to bring relaxation, refreshment and clarity.
The open center of Arctic Bath spa houses a natural cold-water plunger pool with the water maintained at 39 degrees Fahrenheit (3.9oc) throughout the year. This combined with the property’s sauna and spa experiences, makes for a truly special spa experience.
AnnKathrin Lundqvist, from the Arctic Bath team, added; “Arctic Bath really is a first. With any project as innovative and exciting as this an incredible amount of thought, engineering and ingenuity has come together to create a new experience like no other.”
Off the Map Travel (www.offthemap.travel) offer both summer and winter itineraries to Arctic Bath. Although every itinerary can be personalised, a 3-day Off the Map Travel Arctic Bath itinerary including the new Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa costs from £3995 per person, not including flights.
This includes accommodations in a floating cabin, breakfast daily, nightly five-course dinner, a guided Northern Lights hunt, transfers and spa.
Summer Arctic Bath experiences are also available.