Arctic Bath – Spellbinding Swedish Lapland | Black Platinum Gold

Dream-like landscapes and great indoors: Arctic Bath is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind hotel that immerses guests in the epic scenery of Swedish Lapland, Europe’s last true wilderness.

This hotel and spa is an authentic design masterpiece that floats on the Lule River, near the small village of Harads.

Arctic Bath is built in a circular shape that floats on the water in the summertime and sits on the ice in the winter when the river freezes over. Boasting a giant ice bath in the middle, and ringed with three saunas, it includes a spa and treatment rooms as well as baths. 

Guests can look out for the Northern Lights in the wintertime and the enjoy the midnight sun (when there are 24 hours of daylight) in the summer months, as well as immersing themselves in a world that leaves a minimal environmental footprint behind.

From the spa with its open-air bath, to the restaurant showcasing local ingredients, Arctic Bath taps into its wonderland setting.


Scandinavian design at its most chic

At Arctic Bath, each room has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate the surrounding nature, with the highest level of comfort, luxury and wellness focus.

Natural, sustainable materials with a rich history such as wood, stone, leather and luxurious textiles harmonize together with Scandinavian design. The perfect hide-away under the northern skies

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Striking Land, Water and Suite cabins are modern architectural marvels that seem to hover above the ground – or water. Glass walls, floating walkways and sky-gazing decks connect the inside with the great outdoors – and take loft living to a whole new level. This is Scandinavian design at its most chic, where the elements intertwine with interiors crafted from wood, stone and textiles. 


Culinary Arctic Dinner Experience

The ethos of the restaurant at Arctic Bath is local, pure and sustainable. The chef prepares a changing five course set menu for the Culinary Arctic Dinner Experience. The dishes are all based on local ingredients and inspired by Arctic Bath’s wellness focus while using traditional northern cuisine with a modern twist.

All hotel guests are guaranteed a seat in the restaurant, to choose from two seatings and boasts custom-made pine walls, wood ceiling and Baltic grey limestone floors, together with selected furniture from designer brands such as Stolab, Blå station, Swedese.

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Head chef David Staf found his inspiration from the history and landscape of the north. He has created the concept of the Arctic Bath kitchen based on authentic traditional dishes brought into the present times, combining them with his own fresh creative ideas and modern cooking techniques. His vision is to work together with nature and the elements to provide a food experience that is both nourishing and exhilarating.


Holistic approach to well-being

Different treatments are available, ranging from stone massages to facials. Guests are provided with Arctic Spa Kits, which include body peels, facial masks, foot treatments and face creams, and will even go home with eco-friendly bathing suits, shorts and spa robes.

Let the unique, open-air ice bath under the breathtaking northern sky revitalize you from the inside out as you take in the surrounding elements.

This is all part of the four cornerstones of wellness: Proper Nutrition, Regular Exercise, Peace of Mind and Care of the Face and Body.


With the late sunrises and early sunsets during the winter months contrasting with the summer midnight sun, Swedish Lapland is truly one of a kind.

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Discover the many year-round nature experiences, from snowclad forests and starry nights to explosive autumn colours and chirping birds. Immerse yourself in the many culture experiences Swedish Lapland has on hand: go dogsledding under the Aurora Borealis or focus on trying out the local and sustainable foods.

Discover more about Arctic Bath unique experiences and activities.

The northern lights

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.


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