Arctic Bath Hotel
Harads, Swedish Lapland, Sweden
At a Glance
This innovative hotel opened to the public in February 2020
The main hotel building floats on the river- which freezes over during winter
Indulge in spa treatments and if you're feeling brave take a dip in river in the natural plunge pool
Visit in summer to experience the midnight sun or in winter in the hopes of spotting the Northern Lights
Land cabins sleep up to five people making them perfect for families
Best time to Visit
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A trip to Swedish Lapland between November and March will allow you to make the most of your chances of catching the Northern Lights. And of course there will be snow on the ground too making husky sledding, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling all possible. For Summer activities July- September is the best time to visit.
To start planning your holiday to Arctic Bath Hotel
The Arctic Bath Hotel in Harads, Swedish Lapland is a unique concept of a floating hotel, surrounded by water which freezes over in the winter. At the centre of the main floating building is a plunge pool, carved into the ice during winter.
During the summer months, the intuitive design of the main hotel building floats on water, a design inspired by a block of floating timber in the river, a traditional mode of transport to move logs downstream. During the winter months, as the river freezes, guests are surrounded by the frozen water, creating a mesmerising ice sculpture.
The central feature of the hotel is an open-air cold bath offering a refreshing antidote after experiencing the different saunas. Alongside the saunas you'll find treatments rooms, a lounge area, bar and restaurant. For treatments there a range of therapies including massages and cleansing and detox therapies.
This boutique hotel features six floating cabins and as well as land cabins and on the shoreline. Each room features a private terrace, a great spot to enjoy the midnight sun in summer, the Northern Lights between August and April or simply to enjoy the pure, clean, detoxing air that Swedish Lapland offers.
The boutique Arctic Bath hotel features just 12 bedrooms- 6 floating cabins and 6 set on the shoreline. The land cabins and suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows with a living area and are elevated on stilts. All rooms feature a small outside decking area- perfect for admiring the view.
These cosy double rooms will be connected to the shore by a floating walkway and feature a double bed, bathroom with shower, underfloor heating and an outside deck area.
These large free-standing cabins sleep up to 5 people and stand on stilts, accessed by a series of walkways. They feature under-floor heating, a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, and an outside deck.
Located on the shoreline looking out onto the main floating building of the hotel land suites are perfect for 2 people offering a loft bedroom as well as a separate living room.
Children are welcome at Arctic Bath and the land cabins, sleeping up to 3 children in the loft bedroom, are perfect for families.
Arctic Bath Hotel features a bar, restaurant, shop, treatment rooms, saunas and hot and cold baths.
Arctic Bath offers all your traditional winter activities such as husky sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. During the summer you can also go on a moose safari, hiking or horse riding.
Drive your own husky sled
Drive your own husky dog sled team through the forest as you navigate winding trails with your excitable team who just want to run.
Snowmobile safari from Arctic Bath hotel
For a real Lappish experience, try riding a snowmobile through the incredible winter wonderland around Arctic Bath hotel. You'll witness stunning scenery and maybe see some of Lapland's native wildlife as you admire the snowy mountains.
Snowshoe hiking from Arctic Bath hotel
Explore the wilderness of Swedish Lapland by one of the more traditional methods of transport - snowshoes! Your private guide will teach you how to walk before leading you into the Taiga forest where wild moose and reindeer reside.
Epic Swedish Lapland
from £2000 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights
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Ultimate Swedish Lapland
from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 5 nights
- Let the joy of the Swedish Lapland wash over you as you stay in unique and stylish retreats, the perfect base to enjoy the wilderness
- Submerge in the vast landscapes and capture the stunning Northern Lights with the help of your expert guide
- History and culture meet natural beauty and adrenaline-packed activities from snowmobile safaris and husky sledding to snowshoeing and meeting a local Sami family
Location & directions
Harads, Swedish Lapland, Sweden
The Arctic Bath Hotel is located in Harads, Swedish Lapland on the Lulea River. Luleå airport is just over an hour by car.
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