Arctic Bath

Location: Swedish Lapland | Sweden

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Free-floating in the summertime and surrounded by frozen water in winter, Arctic Bath is a spa and wellness hotel with a design like no other.  Majestic timbers encapsulate the natural focus of the hotel, surrounding the main building and jutting into the sky at all angles.
Perfect forA Swedish retreat with a difference, floating among nature and its purest elements.
In the knowInspired by and resembling the timber floating era, the hotel is a reminder of the forest’s importance in the development of Sweden, now the third largest exporter of forest products in the world.

The circular design of the hotel creates a protected environment for the cold bath all year round, ideal for sun bathing as well as winter bathing.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Unusual
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Floating on the Lule River, Arctic Bath has been built in the small town of Harads as a development from the founders of the nearby Treehotel.

Rooms at Arctic Bath

The 12 asymmetric cabins are separate from the circular cold bath and sit on the water’s edge or on land, all with tranquil surrounds and views of the river. Each cabin showcases the best of innovative timber construction, with sloping ceilings that reach two storeys in height, complete with floor to ceiling windows and stylish interior décor. Warm up around your log burner fireplace after a day in the fresh Swedish air.

Food & Drink

Dine in the hotel’s restaurant each day, based in the main building with the shop, lounge and reception. Choose from a delectable menu of dishes, created with fresh, local produce and a focus on nutrition – part of the hotel’s wellness ethos.  


Indulge in the specialist spa services of Arctic Bath, with saunas, warm baths, treatments and the central cold bath. The treatments include Kerstin Florian as well as ANDA – an organic collection of sustainable vegan skincare.

Activites at Arctic Bath

Book onto one of the selected nature or culture activities before your stay to make the most of your unique location at the Arctic Bath.

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Hotel location

Arctic Bath is a 1.5-hour drive from Lulea Airport.

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