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Arctic Bath to Open in Swedish Lapland


Discover the World’s Nordic expertise is extending to a floating six-room hotel on the Lule River in the far north of Sweden for next winter. The remotely located Arctic Bath is a unique new wellness hotel aiming to harness the extreme arctic seasons- floating in summer and tethered by the frozen ice in the winter.

The folk behind the Treehotel are launching a new nature-based hotel that is inspired by the water that surrounds it. Opening towards the end of this year, the design of Arctic Bath, with its circular form and facade of huge floating logs, reflects the region’s logging heritage and will be featured as part of Discover the World’s Nordic programme year-round.

Located a short drive from the Treehotel itself and a handy hour’s transfer from Lulea, the hotel will be centred around a circular open-air plunge pool (with temperatures hovering around 4°C during the winter) surrounded by sauna and treatment tooms, changing facilities and a hot bath for soothing muscles between bracing cold dips.

A separate ‘flotilla’ of six bedrooms will be located alongside the main building, each with Scandi-chic interiors, a light wooden panelled design, cosy wood burners and huge picture windows overlooking the river. Other facilities nearby include a restaurant, lounge, bar and shop.

Guests can combine invigorating ice bathing with a sauna, hot bath or massage. During winter, Arctic Bath will also be a prime spot for northern lights watching. Just imagine taking an icy plunge while the aurora borealis blazes away overhead. Watch this space for the full programme of wellbeing activities later this year, which will focus on harnessing the natural experiences of the Arctic.

Discover the World’s travel collection offers the opportunity to combine a stay at the new Arctic Bath with various Arctic adventures and activities including a stay at the iconic Icehotel located near Kiruna to the north, a stay at the impressive Treehotel near Lulea and a unique Sami glamping experience at Sapmi Nature Camp in the Laponia World Heritage Park.

Both single and multi-centre breaks are available, allowing guests to combine Arctic Bath with plenty of adventures across Swedish Lapland, Norway and further afield to Iceland. Prices will be confirmed at a later date.

More information on Arctic Bath here:

Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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