After an extensive period of planning and construction the world’s first Arctic floating spa, Arctic Bath, is preparing to open its doors to its new cabin accommodation and spa which will deliver wellness, mindfulness and cleansing treatments. Travel experts at Off the Map Travel are now taking bookings at this long-awaited floating hotel and spa, Arctic Bath, with reservations open for travel between February 2020 and February 2021.
The approach to wellness is based on four cornerstones – proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of face & body – a integrated approach to wellness that is gaining traction worldwide. The cornerstones of Arctic Bath’s experience are reflected through menus, snacks and smoothies focusing on clean, pure and local ingredients; the encouragement of exercise thought a variety of activities; working with affirmation cards, mindfulness and meditation; and Arctic Bath’s variety of spa treatments.
“The Arctic Bath has been eagerly anticipated over the last year ever since the plans were first announced,” Jonathan Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel said. “Not only is it a spectacular new space to stay, but it will offer a really different wellness experience that can’t be had anywhere else of earth. It is exciting to be one of the first to offer this to guests allowing them to visit and stay at Arctic Bath as part of a wider luxury Arctic adventure.”
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, freezes into the ice of the Lule River in the winter and floats on top of the water in the summer.
With the first booking being taken for February 2020, guests will experience a distinctive wellness experience, including accommodation in one of the six detached floating cabins or six additional cabins on land, plus the Arctic Bath spa inspired by the timber floating era which recalls how felled trees were transported downriver for processing.
The spa complex and cabins float on, or are frozen into, the water of Lule River ranging from two to four metres deep all connected by floating walkways and leaving a minimal environmental footprint.
The circular-shaped Arctic Bath houses one spa treatment room, four saunas, an outside cold bath, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms.