Harads, October 2014
Plans are announced for a new international attraction in Harads, Swedish Lapland. Inspired by the success of Treehotel the floating cold baths planned on Luleriver is to be situated downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors. Arctic Bath will be a year round attraction, summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen on Luleriver.
Behind the project is EDEK, an association that is actively working to develop the Harads district. Project leaders are Kaare Enbom and Jan Öhrvall.
The building is inspired by the timber floating era and becomes a monument, a reminder about the importance of forests for the entire country’s development.
Arctic Bath has a circular shape which creates a protected environment. The center of the bath is great for both sunbathing and winter bathing, polar bear swim, through a hole in the ice. Activities include cold baths, different water activities, several saunas, massage studio, reception, shop and gastro pub. The total area is approximately 450 square metre and the facility is sized for about 50 guests.
The Arctic Bath can also be used for conferences, group events and private parties.
Arctic Bath expects to become a full-fledged attraction, and plans are to collaborate with Treehotel. Opening expected next autumn/winter 2015.
Architects for Arctic Bath is Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi.