The Lule River in Sweden is about to become the location of one of the country’s most unique hotels. Arctic Bath, designed by Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, floats on the river in the summertime, and then freezes in place during the winter.
The hotel will be situated downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors and will include a cold bath, water activities, multiple saunas, spa treatments, a shop, and a restaurant and bar. The cold bath will be in the center of the circular floating hotel and, thanks to a constant temperature just below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, will live up to its moniker.
Courtesy Arctic Bath.
The hotel features a facade covered in logs that stick out at various angles, which gives the appearance of a large beaver dam. The rooms, of which there are six, will have a minimalist style with the floors, walls, and ceilings composed mainly of wood.
Currently, the hotel is scheduled to open in late 2017 or early 2018.