Guide to 7 spa experiences in the Nordics
Nordic Choice Hotels have many hotels with spa facilities, some of which are well known. But do you know them all? Perhaps one of them is closer than you think. Here are 7 lesser known spas in the Nordics!
Spa hotels all over the Nordics
During the dark, cold winter months there’s nothing better than taking a dip in a heated pool or giving dry winter skin a boost of energy with an enjoyable spa treatment. Nordic Choice Hotels has a total of 22 different hotels with spa facilities. Several of them are well-known and award-winning, such as Yasuragi, Farris Bad and THE THIEF. Would you like to try some of the others? Here is a guide to seven lesser-known spas, which are all worth a relaxing visit!
1. Quality Hotel Dalecarlia – pool with fantastic view
Quality Hotel Dalecarlia’s spa opened in 1995, but was refurbished in 2014 with swimming pools, sauna and an extensive treatment menu with an emphasis on mindfulness. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool all year round, with views of the stunning landscape surrounding the Siljan lake. Inside is a large sauna with views across the water and surrounding nature. The spa also has a heated indoor pool. Perhaps Dalecarlia in Tällberg will be your next well-being oasis?
Address: Tällgårdsgattu 20, Tällberg, Sweden
2. Clarion Hotel Gillet – massage, spa lounge and Caribbean inspiration
Selma City Spa Uppsala at Clarion Hotel Gillet is a wonderful place to spend the day. Here you can enjoy a Jacuzzi, sauna and spa lounge, and turn a quick break into a nice long one. A day pass includes a bathrobe, slippers and towel, and you can buy healthy food and drinks with a Caribbean twist. The treatment menu includes everything from energising massages to cleansing facials. On Fridays and Saturdays the spa is open up until 21.00.
3. Clarion Hotel Wisby – a healthy visit to Gotland
If you’re staying at the Clarion Hotel Wisby in Visby you can round off your lunch with a warm dip in the pool, kept at 28 degrees. Here at Selma City Spa Wisby you can also enjoy a massage, pedicure and face and body treatments. How about a sauna, or putting your feet up with a book on one of the poolside limestone loungers? With the hotel’s Kitchen & Table restaurant, you can also combine your spa visit with a delicious lunch or dinner.
4. Quality Hotel Grand, Kongsberg – chlorine-free pool and massage showers
Kongsberg is just an hour west of Oslo and is a former mining area. It is the mines that are the inspiration behind Quality Hotel Grand Kongsberg’s GruveSpa. Here you’ll find a chlorine-free pool, jacuzzi, wonderful massage showers and a range of spa treatments.
5. Quality Hotel Grand, Borås – seated pool, fireplace and slippers
Take a moment to enjoy life in Borås, at Ciluette City Spa at Quality Hotel Grand, Borås. Start with a dip in the heated and seated pool. Then have a sauna followed by a treatment from one of the spa’s dermatologists or masseuses. End the day by the roaring fire in Ciluette’s relaxation area and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.
Address: Hallbergsplatsen 2, Borås, Sweden
6. Quality Hotel Frösö Park – wellbeing at the foot of the Jämtlands mountains
Quality Hotel Frösö Park is in a stunning location at Frösön in Østersund. The hotel’s spa was built in 2015 and is a whole 1200 square metres in size. The spa offers the latest in spa treatments, inspired by health traditions from the surrounding landscape. The activity-based hotel is also equipped with a gym and yoga studio. Outside the hotel, you will also find obstacle trails, ski slopes and a variety of trails for running and cycling. Perfect for a sporty and relaxing break!
Address: Cronstads väg 2, Östersund, Sweden
7. Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport – saltwater pool right by the airport
Just a few minutes from Copenhagen‘s Kastrup airport is the Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, with the brand new Ni`mat Spa. Here you’ll find an aromatherapy sauna and a heated saltwater pool – the best place to re-energise travel-weary bodies. To get the optimum effect from the saltwater pool’s saline power, the trick is to begin with a workout in the 24-hour fitness centre. Then just dive in and enjoy.
Address: Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup, Denmark
Find your favourite spa at Nordic Choice Hotels
Want to know more about other spas at Nordic Choice Hotels? We have gathered all the hotels with spa facilities in one place. There’s a map too so you can see exactly where they are. Find out which spa hotel you want to visit next time!
By: Per Olsson, Creative Director, Nights & Hanne Kristine Vederhus, Nordic Choice Hotels
This article was first published in the member magazine Nights no. 14.