What better way to follow a morning spent hiking, fishing, or bicycling than with an afternoon at the spa? Norway spas are especially attractive as a follow-up to the myriad adventurous activities that draw visitors to this Scandinavian country. Spas in Norway are located in the mountains, in the capital city of Oslo, and on luxury cruise ships, and a massage or a soak in the Jacuzzi could be the perfect way to end an adventurous day. From the national parks to Oslo to Bergen, there are many opportunities for a bit of relaxation at Norway spa resorts.
If you’re looking for a spa in Oslo, you have a variety of modern choices. A swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, and available spa treatments are common at Norway spas. While options in the city may not have as much space for relaxation areas as some of the spas in the mountains and national parks, they generally offer a proper spa atmosphere. Both day spas and spas affiliated with hotels are available in the city. The best spa in Oslo, as voted by Elle Magazine, is the Artesia Spa at the Grand Hotel, where a combination of factors helps guests to put city life and stress behind them for a relaxing afternoon.
This spa in Oslo combines skilled therapists, a beautiful environment, and customized treatments to provide guests with a memorable experience. Packages are available for groups or wedding parties, and choices from the spa menu include facials, massages, hair styling, and pedicures. If you know someone who is headed to Oslo, this top spa also offers gift certificates. If you had envisioned a tranquil environment to go with your spa experience, then head for one of the Norway spas in a national park. For instance, Rondane National Park is home to the Rondane Spa, a quiet mountain retreat.
Of all the spas in Norway, the Rondane Spa claims to be the largest. Classic body treatments, a heated pool, and a sauna might tempt you off the mountain trails and keep you indoors. This spa and mountain resort attracts visitors for its mix of adventure and relaxing activities. You’ll have your choice of a room, suite, or cabin at this mountain resort, which also offers cave tours, cliff climbing, and snow rafting. Add in hearty mountain food and an open fireplace, and you’ve got the ideal retreat in the Rondane Spa.
If you're looking for relaxation outside of Oslo, spas in Norway are also located in Bergen. For instance, the Solstrand Hotel and Spa offers views overlooking the fjords from its wellness center and spa. With an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, fitness room, and wellness treatment for hands and feet, this spa is an indulgent stop on any tour of Norway. Stavanger spas are also popular with visitors. The Radisson Royal hotel has a spa that offers aromatherapy, a hot stone massage, and options for couples. While spa treatments generally aren’t the reason why trips are booked to Norway, they are a great way to relax between hikes, cruises, and cycling.
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