Embracing the calm

Luxury Arctic Retreat and Spa in Swedish Lapland

Touchdown in Swedish Lapland where a sprawling wilderness wrapped in a thick blanket of snow unfolds around you. Become entwined with utter relaxation and peacefulness, enjoying the beautiful nature and laid-back living of the Arctic Retreat and calming influences of the Arctic Bath, a one-of-its-kind floating luxury spa resort.

This short break is the perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle - whisking you away to two very special locations to unwind, breathe in the fresh air and immerse yourself in the Nordic way of life.




Day 1

After an hour’s transfer from the airport, the first stop, the Arctic Retreat awaits. Nestled in the forest between pine trees heaving with snow and the frozen Rane River, a small collection of panoramic log cabins provide a personal and exclusive stay for guests.

For the next three days, guests may enjoy the warmth and luxury of their timber log cabin. A fireplace and floor to ceiling windows, ideal to marvel at the northern lights complete the hygge experience. Allow the warm waters of your private outdoor hot tub to ward off the night chill, as you search the skies for glimpses of the aurora. Prepare to be surrounded by the silent wilderness.

Each evening, a divine 3-course meal will be served in the small and cosy log timber restaurant. A stay here includes all meals and is hosted by a team of local chefs, service staff and guides.

Staying at: Arctic Retreat

Day 2

Start each day with a sumptuous breakfast, then the difficult decision of either kicking back with a book and enjoying the peaceful nature, or joining an arctic adventure in the snowy landscape. There are a wide array of daytime activities that can be pre-booked. Choose to join a snowmobile safari, drive your own dog-sled team, snowshoeing in the wilderness, horse riding or join a moose safari - plenty of options if you wish to get more active.

As the limited daylight passes over the horizon and darkness once again covers the land, anticipation grows, waiting for the appearance of the elusive northern lights. The secluded location of the retreat means that viewings can be seen from the camp. But if you prefer to explore the night time wilderness, strap on a pair of snowshoes and let the local guide take you on a hunt for the aurora, taking you to higher ground in search of clear skies, and fingers crossed the dancing aurora.

Day 3

Start the day with a visit to the wood-fired sauna and let this staple of Nordic life ease any aching muscles. The perfect accompaniment to the heat of the sauna is a dip in the frozen river, or you can lie in the snow, if you’re brave enough!

A visit to Swedish Lapland provides plenty of opportunities to sample local customs. Visit a Sami family and learn about their life as reindeer herders and their culture. Perhaps try your hand at ice fishing or nordic skiing, the traditional method of getting around on the snowy trails.

In the evening, relax in the comfort of your hot tub, enjoying your last night at Arctic Retreat waiting for the aurora to make an appearance and bid you farewell, for now!

Day 4

It is time to leave your new found friends at Arctic Retreat as you make the journey to the spectacular Arctic Bath. This floating hotel has been designed to represent an era when the river was used to float logs downstream from the forests to the mills, creating a totally unique hotel experience. Open year round, with an ethos of wellness, thoughtful design, glorious nature and fine food, you can feel your cares drift away as you enter the calming atmosphere.

With only 12 exclusive cabins, 6 tucked away on the shore and 6 floating on the river, locked within the ice during the winter months, you will spend the next two nights being pampered by the attentive staff, enjoying the luxurious spa and wellness facilities available.

Staying at: Arctic Bath

Day 5

A stay at Arctic Bath is all about increasing your sense of wellbeing. During the summer months a cooling dip in the Lule River is a great way to cool off after time in the sauna. In winter time it’s still possible for a quick dip in the “isvak”, which means a refreshing dip in the cold and icy water. It might be a bit more challenging, but so much more invigorating. You can book a wide selection of different treatments from head to toe that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, making your stay even more luxurious.

After a full day relaxing at the spa or experiencing one of the more active pursuits, end your day with a 5-course Arctic Culinary Dinner experience at the restaurant, created by the head chef using the finest locally grown produce

Day 6

It is time to say farewell to Swedish Lapland for this time, but before you leave, take a moment to breathe in the fresh cold air and cherish the arctic beauty that surrounds you, promising to return another day.

You will transfer to Lulea airport for your onward journey. At Magnetic North we can provide ideas for extending your stay in Sweden. Just ask, we love to talk about our favourite destinations.


From £3,274 per person (excluding flights), based on 2 adults sharing a cabin for 3 nights with all meals included; 2 nights at Arctic Bath in a Water Cabin on half-board basis and transfers throughout.

This roughly converts to: 3,765 EUR | 4,289 USD

Remember that each trip we craft is unique, and you'll receive a personalised trip proposal based on your travel dates and preferences, and in the currency of your choice (GBP, USD, or EUR).


Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

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