Architecture

Sweden's spooky Arctic Bath hotel hides an icy plunge pool beneath the Northern Lights

Sweden's spooky Arctic Bath ho...
Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath hotel will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter
Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath hotel will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter
View 11 Images
A room inside Sweden's Arctic Bath hotel
1/11
A room inside Sweden's Arctic Bath hotel
Sweden's Arctic Bath will house four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant
2/11
Sweden's Arctic Bath will house four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant
Sweden's Arctic Bath will house four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant
3/11
Sweden's Arctic Bath will house four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant
Sweden's Arctic Bath will house four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant
4/11
Sweden's Arctic Bath will house four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant
A room inside Sweden's Arctic Bath hotel
5/11
A room inside Sweden's Arctic Bath hotel
With a focus on health and wellbeing, the Arctic Heart hotel features an icy plunge pool at the heart of Arctic Bath
6/11
With a focus on health and wellbeing, the Arctic Heart hotel features an icy plunge pool at the heart of Arctic Bath
Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath hotel will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter
7/11
Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath hotel will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter
There are lots of cool ways to check out the magnificent Northern Lights, but they might not come any cooler than Sweden's soon-to-be opened Arctic Bath hotel
8/11
There are lots of cool ways to check out the magnificent Northern Lights, but they might not come any cooler than Sweden's soon-to-be opened Arctic Bath hotel
With a focus on health and wellbeing, the Arctic Heart hotel features an icy plunge pool at the heart of Arctic Bath
9/11
With a focus on health and wellbeing, the Arctic Heart hotel features an icy plunge pool at the heart of Arctic Bath
Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath hotel will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter
10/11
Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath hotel will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter
The Arctic Bath is set to open at the end of 2018
11/11
The Arctic Bath is set to open at the end of 2018

There are lots of cool ways to check out the magnificent Northern Lights, but they might not come any cooler than the experience to be offered by Sweden's Arctic Bath, a sister retreat to the country's Treehouse hotel. The logjam-inspired floating lodge honors the jagged piles of timber that once clogged up its river home, and offers visitors a refreshing dip in an ice-cold bath in its center.

The Lule River stretches 280 miles through northern Sweden and was once an important thoroughfare for moving timber. Now it is home to an eye-catching floating hotel that pays tribute to this heritage, cutting a spooky, serrated figure atop the waterway's surface.

"The design is inspired by the timber floating era, and the importance of forests for the entire country's development," AnnKathrin Lundqvist, Project Manager for the Arctic Bath hotel, explains to New Atlas. "The main building is inspired by a jam of floating timber in the river. All of the buildings will be built out of local wood from the region."

With a focus on health and wellbeing, the Arctic Heart hotel features an icy plunge pool at the heart of Arctic Bath
With a focus on health and wellbeing, the Arctic Heart hotel features an icy plunge pool at the heart of Arctic Bath

With a focus on health and wellbeing, the structure surrounding the icy plunge pool at its heart houses four different saunas and a spa treatment room, along with six hotel rooms, a shop, bar and restaurant. Lundqvist tells us that the Northern Lights will be visible from the rooms, and that prices will start at $5,500 Swedish krona for a double (around US$700), a price which includes breakfast.

Because of the local climate, the Arctic Bath will float freely on the surface in the summer, and then be frozen in place in the winter. The developers are billing it as an exclusive hotel suitable for small conferences, group events and private parties.

The Arctic Bath is set to open at the end of 2018.

Source: Arctic Bath

1 comment
TomWatson
Looks like Superman's northern crib.