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The Spa Boat

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It sounds almost too perfect. Setting sail around the Norwegian fjords in a vintage fishing boat, redesigned to accomodate a Turkish hammam, Zen lounge, sauna and outdoor hot tub. But that's what Vulkana is.

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Designed by Finnish architect Sami Rintala, Vulkana is a stripped down wooden boat from the Fifties that, instead of a hull full of fish, now accommodates up to 12 passengers in blissful Scandinavian luxury.

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When it's not at sea, the boat is moored in the city of Tromsø, gateway to the Arctic, which affords short custom trips to the snow-covered Lyngen Alps or the fishing banks off Senja Island.

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Inside are three bedrooms and a kitchen, complete with chef. Outside, in addition to the hot tub, is a 7m-high diving board, from which guests can hurl themselves into the sea.

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An extreme cold plunge to counterbalance the hot tub, perhaps. RM

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Images: Vulkana

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