ArcticBath is a floating hotel with a unique architecture located between the Lule River, in the Lapland region, expected to open late this year.
Ice float hotel in Sweden
ArcticBath is an upmarket hotel located on the Lule River in northern Lapland, Sweden.
Architect Bertil Harstrom is the developer of this project, and Johan Kauppi is the interior designer. Two people shared with CNN Travel that this exotic design was inspired by the tradition of Swedish logging and timber transfer.
“You can not imitate these designs from anywhere else,” Harstrom said. I think that interesting things come from history itself, the foundation of this place. That is my priority at work. “ The hotel includes 6 rooms with private bathrooms and a sauna. Each room has an area of 25 m2. There is also a spa, a restaurant, a bar and a central pool with open space.
By the middle of the twentieth century, Sweden was still shipping timber by water, sometimes clogged by too much. “But because it’s one of the icons of the times, I chose it as an idea to build a project that connects the forest to the north.”
This is not a traditional architecture, architect Harstrom shared. “The structure is slightly inward-looking, focusing more on the inside. If you look at it from afar, you’ll want to guess what’s inside it, “Harstrom said.
The ArtcicBath Hotel is expected to open in the second half of 2018 and welcomes guests all year round. Summer around the hotel will be the Lule River, in winter, the river surface is frozen completely. This is considered the ideal place for relaxation, sauna and watching the phenomenon of aurora …