Bookings open for new floating Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa in Swedish Lapland
Travel experts at Off the Map Travel have announced that bookings at the long-awaited floating hotel and spa, Arctic Bath, are now being taken with reservations opening on the first of July for travel between February 2020 and February 2021.
After an extensive period of planning and construction the world’s first Arctic floating spa, Arctic Bath, is preparing to open its doors to its new cabin accommodation and spa which will deliver wellness, mindfulness and cleansing treatments through spa partners Kerstin Florian.
The approach to wellness is based on four cornerstones: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of face and body – a integrated approach to wellness that is gaining traction worldwide. 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.
“The Arctic Bath has been eagerly anticipated over the last year ever since the plans were first announced,” adds Jonathan Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel. “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 of earth. 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 in Swedish Lapland, 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.
With the first booking being taken for February 2020 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. We are delighted that all the hard work and dedication from the team has paid off and seeing it all come together is a dream come true. We can’t wait to receive our first guests and look forward to working with Off the Map Travel to deliver new and innovative Arctic travel holidays for guests from around the world.”
Off the Map 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 £2595 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, with details on request.
To book an adventure to experience the Arctic Bath first hand, visit offthemap.travel/arctic-bath/.