- A one of a kind oasis of wellness and design, floating in the heart of Swedish Lapland. This spectacular hotel floats on top of the water during summertime, and is frozen in place on the Lule River in winter, offering guests an ever-changing destination amidst the Arctic’s natural beauty.
- Situated under the northern lights in winter, and the midnight sun during the summer months, Arctic Bath is a unique hotel and spa experience that welcomes guests to immerse themselves in the elements while leaving a minimal environmental footprint behind.
- The 12 scandi-chic rooms, each one of them either placed on shore or floating in the river gives you a perfect view of starry skies, northern lights or midnight sun depending on season. We have incorporated the surrounding nature into our cabins and suites. It is your perfect hide-away under the northern skies.
- Our restaurant focuses on local, pure and sustainable produce. Prepared set menus by our chefs are served in a Scandinavian designed setting, setting the tone for your evening.
- Let an open-air cold bath under the northern sky revitalize you from the inside out as you take in the surrounding elements. You can also book a treatment with one of our certified therapists in our spa and wellness facility who will guide you as you find your optimal health level.
- Best viewed during the August – March period, the northern lights colour the skies of Swedish Lapland. Arctic Bath is ideally placed for experiencing this natural phenomenon, also known as the Aurora Borealis, which fascinates and attracts both visitors and explorers from all over the world. All you need is clear skies and warm clothes before heading out on your light excursion.
- Discover the many year-round nature experiences, from snowclad forests & starry nights to explosive autumn colours & chirping birds; and when the region’s flora & fauna are being gently awakened by the early sunrays of spring.
- Or why not immerse yourself in the many culture experiences Swedish Lapland has on hand? Go dogsledding under the Aurora Borealis or ice fishing. Either way, we’ll all make sure that you’ll feel right at home.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
A fantastic activity seen through a camera makes the experience many times better. This applies in particular to northern lights and images photographed under a star-lined sky. Your guide is the professional nature- and adventure photographer Håkan Hjort, who mainly has the taiga forest and the Arctic areas as his field of work. If you are interested he gives you tips on basic photography such as composition, exposure, lens selection and angles for taking pictures of northern lights and other phenomenon. Yes, maybe he can even photograph you with the northern lights in the background. We go to places where we have nice views to the north. The snow-covered forests, creeks and even the small forest roads make a great forefront to the night phenomenon, which takes place in the sky. With the help of the car, we can quickly move between different photo locations. Cameras with super wide-angle zoom are what we usually use to capture the night’s spectacle, of course with the camera on a tripod. You keep the memory card with the photos from the photo tour.
A local Sami guide takes you on a 3 hour hike that is adapted to your level, experience and condition. During the hike our Sami nature guide guides you in animal tracks, wildlife, nature and local sami culture. The hike goes along a mountain ridge to a beautiful viewpoint.You will also visit a beautiful forest lake, this naturehike will offer a lot of photo oportunities. Swedish homebaked Fika and snacks are served during the hike so that your mood and blood sugar levels are on top.
During the trip we look for moose, reindeer and birds to capture. We take the car to find the best photo locations for the day. Your guide is a professional wildlife and adventure photographer who works in the taiga and the arctic area. He will teach you the best ways to take great pictures in the arctic and show you his favorite spots in the area. We will stop at a few different locations to explore the nature’s diversity with our cameras. The snowshoes can be used if we are to follow a stream in the deep snow. If we are lucky we might see tracks of the rare otter. In an unspoiled spot we will enjoy warm beverage and home baked pastry.
Husky Sled Ride: Experience the feeling of sliding in a snowy, untouched and quiet winter landscape sitting on the reindeer fur on the guide sled. Take part of the teamwork and the trust between the driver and our happy and enthusiastic dogs who love to work in front of the sled in their right element. Horse Riding: Seeing our nature riding on a horse is a fantastic way to experience something unique. When you arrive at the ranch you will meet a fantastic team who will give you all the instructions you need before going out on your horse. They will make sure you have the right equipment and show you how to saddle a horse. During the day you will ride through forest, experience unique nature and wonderful views on the calm horse. We will also stop for a nice meal by an open fire.
Expedition starts in the morning with an educational part where your guide will inform you about safety and how to handle the touring snow mobiles. Then we will start our journey passing through forest landscapes with different characters of nature, moors and thick snowcovered pine forest. After some hours of driving we will stop for an outdoor lunch, sitting around the campfire on warm reindeer skins. Chances to see mooses, reindeers and other wildlife are normally good.
Our fishing guide will teach you the tricks of the trade and show you his favourite ice fishing spots on a private forest lake.
Cross Country Skiing: On this lovely ski tour you will make a half day, 3 hour tour in the forest area looking at animal tracks and learn about the boreal forests of Lapland. Halfway we make a stop for outdoor fika. After our break we will continue through the spectacular landscapes in the huge pine forests. Great opportunities to spot moose in the Winter landscape and black grouse. Snow Biking: And you are in for an exclusive experience. Biking on snow, through the old woods and open meadows, maybe seeing moose and reindeers. Biking on the frozen Lule river and areas you can’t cross in the summer is the freedom of biking during winter. The tour starts from the Arctic Bath in Harads after a short introduction on how to bike on a fatbike. About half way we take a break to fuel up with some tea and home baked pastry before taking on the last part of the tour. Fatbike is like a mountainbike but with balloon tires that makes it easier to bike on soft surfaces. And much more fun since you reach areas you can’t reach otherwise. Fatbike is discovered by more and more people. Snowshoe Hiking: Snowshoes, the easy way to get out on an adventure. We will, in a wonderful and pleasant way, discover the forests and the beautiful environment along the river without much effort. “If you can walk then you can walk with snowshoes”. The tour starts from the Arctic Bath in Harads. Depending on the ice conditions and the amount of snow we start directly from the hotel or take the car for a maximum of 10 minutes. We have several nice areas close by for our little venture on snowshoes. During the hike we will take a break to fuel up with some tea and home baked pastry before taking on the last part of the tour. The taiga forest that we explore extends across the entire northern hemisphere. With a little luck we can see both moose as well as reindeer. Perhaps even the birds of the forest that winters in this cold climate.
Arctic Bath is a new floating hotel and cold bath anchored on the Lule River in Harads, Sweden. Just south of the arctic circle this natural spa retreat seamlessly integrating Northern Sweden’s nature into its architecture, this new wellness hotel is inspired by the timber floating era when the river was used for transporting timber. Sometimes the logs got jammed in the rapids and caused problems. The floating hotel is imitating a jam of timber. In the old days the tradition was to transport the timber logs on the river. Arctic Bath, a year round hotel, summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen into the ice on Lule River. This spectacular hotel floats on top of the water during summertime, and is frozen in place on the Lule River in winter, offering guests an ever-changing destination amidst the Arctic’s natural beauty.
Arctic Bath main building has a circular shape which creates a protected environment. The center of the bath is great for both sunbathing and winter bathing, it is an open air cold bath. The cold bath is not for the fainthearted, during wintertime the freezing water in the river stays around or below + 4 degrees Celcius. The center pool will be kept free from ice and the chilly plunges will be a great combo to the warm saunas. The main floating building features different saunas, spa treatment room with wellness- and spa-treatments, relax, lounge, minishop, bar and a restaurant. The 12 scandi-chic rooms, each one of them either placed on shore or floating in the river gives you a perfect view of starry skies, northern lights or midnight sun depending on season. Each hotel room have a private entrances via footbridges from the shore or separate walkway on the shore.
At Arctic Bath, each room has been thoughtfully designed with a high level of comfort and luxury in mind, while keeping with our overall wellness focus. The 12 scandi-chic rooms, each one of them either placed on shore or floating in the river gives you a perfect view of starry skies, northern lights or midnight sun depending on season. Each hotel room have a private entrances via footbridges from the shore or separate walkway on the shore. We have incorporated the surrounding nature into our cabins and suites. Natural, sustainable materials with a rich history such as wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles harmonize together with Scandinavian design. It is your perfect hide-away under the northern skies.
Arctic Bath Land Cabin
A 62 m2 cabin for 5 persons, with a spiral staircase leading to a loft. The cabin is elevated on poles and situated on the shore among vegetation connected by walkways. The 8 m2 deck offers a place for meditation, morning coffee or just relax. Includes: 5 beds, bathroom with bathtub and shower, air-condition, minibar, spa bar, Wi-Fi, floor heat and pellets stove.
Arctic Bath Floating Cabin
A floating doubleroom cabin, connected to the shore by a floating walkway. The 57,5 m2 wood deck outside the cabin offers a perfect place for meditation, sunbathing in summer or spot the northern light. The cabin summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen on Lule River. Includes: a double bed (160 cm), a bathroom with shower, air-condition, minibar, spa bar, Wi-Fi, floor heat and pellets stove.
Arctic Bath Land Suite
A 62 m2 suite cabin for 2 persons, with a spiral staircase leading to a loft. The cabin is elevated on poles and situated on the shore among vegetation connected by walkways. The 8 m2 deck offers a place for meditation, morning coffee or just relax. Includes: a wide double bed (180 cm), livingroom, bathroom with bathtub and shower, air-condition, minibar, spa bar, Wi-Fi, floor heat and pellets stove.
Our restaurant focuses on local, pure and sustainable produce. Prepared set menus by our chefs are served in a Scandinavian designed setting, setting the tone for your evening. Our chefs have carefully planned set menus inspired by our natural surroundings and with Arctic Bath’s wellness focus in mind.
Our chefs prepare a daily changing five course set menu based on local ingredients, with signature dishes including lightly smoked capercaille, Gahkku (Sámi flat bread) and Gompa (a Sámi dish with Arctic Angelica and sour milk). Breakfast is a selection of local breads, meats and cheeses from nearby Jokkmokk and Voullerim. We have hand picked the best local and selected handcrafted beer and selected wines to go with our food selection. Local products used at Arctic Bath include dairy products, honey, beef and fresh herbs from Voullerim (40km from the restaurant), chicken and lamb from Strömnäsgården (10km from the restaurant), oil and mustard from nearby Tornedalen and reindeer, moose, wild birds, fish, berries and dried herbs from the surrounding nature in Norrbotten. All of the meat and fish served at the hotel comes from the wild, so there are no traces of pesticides or antibiotics.
The culinary team at Arctic Bath is led by Kristoffer Åström and Maarten De Wilde. Kristoffer Åström has made a name for himself as “the Sámi chef” (samiska kocken) in Sweden, introducing Sámi flavours, produce and cooking techniques to a number of fine dining restaurants across the country. Since his early childhood, Sámi cuisine been an integral part of his life and was the inherent foundation to build upon when starting his career as a chef.
Kristoffer will bring his love for the Sámi kitchen to the guests of Arctic Bath and share his passion for local and sustainable food from Swedish Lapland. Maarten De Wilde, born and raised in Dendermonde, Belgium, is a creative, self-made chef who has not benefited from traditional culinary training. Maarten prides himself on creating classic dishes with a modern twist, looking for new flavour combinations starting with homemade and local products.
Make your way onto the water and into our spa and wellness facilities, inspired by the timber era, featuring hot and cold plunge pools, various saunas and a spa treatment room to deliver ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation for your body and mind. Let an open-air cold bath under the northern sky revitalize you from the inside out as you take in the surrounding elements. You can also book a treatment with one of our certified therapists who will guide you as you find your optimal health level.
At Arctic Bath, our treatments focus on both the inside and outside. This is part of the four cornerstones of wellness: Proper Nutrition, Regular Exercise, Peace of Mind and Care of the Face and Body. A visit to our Arctic spa includes a bathrobe, bathing suit or shorts and natural spa products from Kerstin Florian, all of which you can take home after your stay. In addition, you will also be able to make the most of your visit by booking any of our treatments suited for your needs. At Arctic Bath, we use tailor-made products from Kerstin Florian in all our treatments. With a combination of high levels of antioxidants, minerals and essential fatty acids, all natural and organic, you will feel beautiful from the inside out.