Set in Harads, in northern Sweden’s scenic countryside, Arctic Bath is a remote getaway with a spa, hot and cold baths, saunas, shops, and a restaurant. In the ever-sunny summer months, the entire hotel floats upon the water's surface. In the winter, the structure locks in place upon the frozen river, providing an ideal platform for stargazing.
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The hotel just announced the availability of February 2020 reservations for its 12 accommodations. Half sit inside the floating rotunda, and the other six are landlocked cabins that lay only paces from the hotel's dock. The rooms feature skylights, wood-burning stoves, and sleek, Scandinavian design.
The wooded municipality of Harads is also home to Treehotel, another luxe resort set amongst the pines. Drawing inspiration from the landscape, architects Bertil Harström, Johan Kauppi, and Annkathrin Lundqvist developed a design that imitates a jam of logs drifting down the river. The result is a striking structure that blends in with the picturesque environment.
The about-to-open retreat entices adventure-seekers with combo of luxury and cultural enrichment; guests can sign up for cultural and outdoor activities through the hotel, or simply soak under the stars amidst a forested wonderland.
Rooms start at $850 per night and can be booked through the Arctic Bath website.