Inside Sweden’s new floating hotel
(CNN) — A good vacation is an escape from the everyday and this upcoming resort in the Swedish Lapland, couldn’t be further from normal life — it’s literally floating on a river in the middle of nowhere.
ArcticBath is a new hotel adrift on the Lule River in the Scandinavian north — a glacial haven of snow-tipped forests, world-class fishing, amazing wildlife and the Northern Lights.
The resort is from the team behind the region’s acclaimed Treehotel — the quirky brainchild of owners Britta and Kent Lindvall, situated amongst the forest canopy.
ArcticBath will offer a similar mix of luxury and nature — inspired by the wild, stunning Swedish surroundings.
The unusual design of ArcticBath has a homegrown history.
“You don’t have to copy things made elsewhere, it’s not interesting,” says ArcticBath articitect Bertil Harström — who worked on the project alongside Johan Kauppi. “I think the interesting things come from your own history and your background.”
Bertil Harström tells CNN Travel that the zany design is inspired by Swedish log-shipping traditions.