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Laid-back luxury in Swedish LaplandHarads, Sweden

Few experiences will get you closer to the untouched wilderness of Swedish Lapland than this.

Arctic Bath is a floating hotel on the Lule River near the small village of Harads. Central to the hotel is a log-covered structure that looks a bit like a bird’s nest. At its centre is a giant ice bath that floats in summer and freezes during winter. It’s ringed by three saunas, a spa treatment room and hot baths, so you can steam up then plunge into the freezing bath in what’s said to provide a heap of health benefits.

There are 12 cabins. Six of them sit over the water, or choose one of the larger half-dozen in the trees where you can lie back and gaze at the northern lights. Try your hand at moose calling with the help of a local guide, or visit the Sámi people who have lived here for thousands of years.

  • Wifi
  • Meals created using sustainable, locally sourced produce
  • Kerstin Florian spa products
  • Traditional cold therapy, with sauna, steam room and cold bath

Rooms start at about US$550 a night.

Arctic Bath
arcticbath.com

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