Arctic Bath is a natural spa retreat that serves as a beautiful reminder of this region’s historic reliance on timber trade, located just south of the arctic circle on Lule River – once the only transportation route for this precious forest cargo.
Local resident and hotel owner Per-Anders Eriksson wanted to keep the spirit of this tradition alive, resulting in a unique architectural design indicative of log-jammed rapids. The result? A main building and cabins that have high design impact while ensuring a minimal environmental footprint.
A stay here is guaranteed to reconnect you with nature whether the hotel is floating or frozen. Come in summer for swims under a midnight sun and arctic herb workshops or experience the chilly bliss of frozen lakes, husky hikes and dinner under the northern lights.
Cabins are crafted from pale timber and are kitted out with cosy fireplaces and Scandi furnishings. Whether you opt for one on water or land, they offer plenty of space to take in the surrounding views. Families will love the two levels inside the land cabins, which can accommodate up to five guests.
Inside the hotel you'll find an open-air plunge pool, spa, sauna, steam room and hot tub – perfect during those cold winter nights. Food is very much driven by the seasons, changing daily to give you a true taste of Arctic cuisine, and is organic, locally sourced and usually comes in the format of five courses. Ask to arrange an ice dining experience for dinner in a heated tipi tent on a frozen lake.