Sweden’s hotly-anticipated floating Arctic Bath hotel is set to open in February 2020 with bookings now available.
Guests will be able to stay in one of six floating wooden cabins, with minimal interiors that put the focus on the surrounding views of the frigid Lule River. A skylight makes for easy night-time stargazing, and each hut also has a wood-burning stove to huddle around on particularly cold days.
Sauna and treatment rooms are a stone’s throw away, as is a communal cold plunge pool – which is left open to the elements. It’s partially protected by a ring of tangled logs, which designers Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi intended to reference a logjam.
Bookings run through from February 2020 until February 2021 and are limited, with rates starting at £677 per night for the floating cabins. However, if the prospect of a night on a frozen river is too much there are also huts available on the land for a little more.
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