Utter Inn – Floating house on the lake

For around $75 a night you can stay at the two-room floating art project by Mikael Genberg. Anchored a kilometer out on Lake Malaren, one room is above the water, the other ten feet below. The two are connected by what is essentially a ladder. To reach the hotel, you’re taken from the port of Vasteras by boat, and then left alone with some instructions. It sounds a bit like a low-budget Bond movie. “Get out of this, Mr. Bond.”

One way out would be the inflatable canoe, which you can use to visit the nearby uninhabited island. Don’t expect to be blown away by the amenities at Utter. The bedroom below the water is fitted with two beds and a table. But with windows on all four sides looking out on what swims beneath Malaren, this is one of the few options available that puts you anything close to marine living.

And if you want to ramp it up a bit, you can spring for the deluxe option, which gets you dinner delivered.

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