Embracing the calm

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Arctic Bath luxury adventure

Touchdown Swedish Lapland where a sprawling wilderness wrapped in a thick blanket of snow unfolds around you. In the soothingly monochrome landscape relaxation and exclusive adventure await. Embrace both on this romantic twin-center break exploring the region's best boutique spa and cabin stays. (Re-)discover adventure, slow cuisine and laid-back living at your first stop, the Arctic Retreat. Your second stop, a one-of-its-kind floating luxury spa, will gently immerse you in the mesmerisingly simple Nordic spa ritual. 

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

Day 1

A short drive from the airport, the first stop of the journey, the Arctic Retreat awaits. Nestled in between pine trees heaving with snow and the frozen Rane River, the collection of panoramic log cabins offer exclusive privacy.

The family-owned eco-lodge boasts its own private chef, prides itself in high-end hospitality and delights with skillfully prepared locally sourced food. Choose to unwind or join a range of powder-shredding outdoor activities. Either way, each evening a divine 3-course meal will be a welcome winter warmer to return to.

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

Staying at: Arctic Retreat

Day 2

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast, before exploring the snowy wilds. There are a wide array of daytime activities that we can prebook. Choose to join a snowmobile safari or driving a pack of excitable husky dogs and traverse frozen rivers and snow-covered pine forests.

As the limited daylight passes over the horizon and darkness once more covers the land, strap on a pair of snowshoes and let your local guide take you on a hunt for the Northern Lights. This evening adventure through the deep snow will take you to higher ground, where if luck is with you, you will be graced with an abundance of stars and the dance of the Northern Lights.

Day 3

Snuggle down in the bedsheets just a little longer this morning, after last night's expedition. Start your morning with a refreshing 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, it takes a brave soul.

Any visit to Arctic Retreat provides plenty of opportunities to sample local customs. Visit Sami families and learn about their life as reindeer herders, their stories and traditional music, try your hand at ice fishing or cross country skiing.

This evening you have a truly memorable experience to look forward to, a special 3 hour extended dinner experience with the guest chef. Revel in a special presentation and flavours as a local chef introduces you to a new side of what the arctic food story is all about. You will travel through a variety of old and new techniques in cooking and preservation and learn about what makes the arctic cuisine so special. The evening will take place served by the fire, in a small cabin, next to the river, where the northern lights could be the perfect accompaniment.

Day 4

It is time to say farewell to your hosts, and new found friends, at Arctic Retreat as you make the journey to one of the newest hotels in Sweden, Arctic Bath. A feast for the eyes, the floating Arctic Bath hotel has been designed to represent an era when the river was used to float logs from the forests to the mills further downstream. Open year round, with an ethos of wellness, thoughtful design, glorious nature and fine food, you can feel your cares drift away.

With only 12 exclusive cabins, 6 tucked away on the shore and 6 floating on the river, you will be among a select few who can call the hotel home, for just a few days. You will spend the next two nights in a floating cabin, locked within the ice during the winter months. With over-sized windows, you can lie in bed and admire the northern sky and the dance of the Aurora Borealis, should the conditions be right.

Staying at: Arctic Bath



Day 5

A stay at Arctic Bath is all about increasing your sense of wellbeing. You will have complete access to the unique cold bath and spa with 3 different saunas to revel in. During the summer months a cooling dip in the river is the perfect combination with the heat of a sauna. In the winter a quick dip in the hole cut in the ice is a little more challenging but so much more invigorating, just ask a local, they swear by it. You can book a wide selection of different treatments from head to toe, making your stay even more luxurious. We recommend the 80 minute Duo treatment, choose 2 treatments, and let your private spa therapist treat you together for that wonderful shared moment.

Each evening delight in a 5 course set menu, created by the head chef to demonstrate the finest locally grown and caught ingredients. A meal not to be hurried.

Staying at: Arctic Bath



Day 6

It is time to depart this winter shangri-la but before you do, take a moment to breath in the fresh cold air and cherish the silent beauty that surrounds you and promise to return another day.

Enjoy those final views as you are transferred 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 favourites.

PRICE

From £3510 per person, based on 2 sharing

£3510.00 GBP roughly converts to: 3,861 EUR | 4,598 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.

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Price Includes

  • 3 nights in a Log cabin at Arctic retreat on a FB basis
  • 2 hr Northern lights snowshoe walk
  • 3hr evening culinary experience
  • Transfer from Lulea airport
  • Transfer to Arctic Bath hotel
  • 2 nights in a Floating River cabin on a HB basis
  • Arctic Duo couples treatment (choose 2 from 3 treatments)
  • Transfer to Lulea airport

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service

  • Personalised travel documents

  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration 

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal extras

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.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Lulea (LLA)

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