Off the Map Travel's Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, touted as the world's first Arctic floating spa, is taking reservations for when it opens in February 2020. In partnership with Kerstin Florian, Arctic Bath's approach to wellness is based on four cornerstones: Proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind, and care of face and body. These cornerstones 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 a variety of spa treatments.
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, located in Swedish Lapland and designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, is set on the Lule River, freezing into the ice in the winter and floating on top of the water in the summer. There will be six detached floating cabins and six additional cabins on land, plus the Arctic Bath spa. The spa complex and cabins are connected by floating walkways.
The circular-shaped Arctic Bath houses one spa treatment room, four saunas, an outside cold bath (maintained at 39 degrees Fahrenheit year-round), a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms. Guests at the new floating hotel and spa can experience the wellness benefits of alternating cold-water and hot-water dips, and the sauna, with an extensive range of wellness experiences from massage to more bespoke crystal healing sessions.
Off the Map Travel offers both summer and winter itineraries to Arctic Bath. Although every itinerary can be personalized, a three-day Off the Map Travel Arctic Bath itinerary could include breakfast daily, nightly five-course dinner, a guided Northern Lights hunt, transfers and spa treatments.