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Yasuragi Hasseludden - A Japanese SPA in Stockholm with Japanese bath, energizing activities and a variety of treatments and two restaurants with flavours from Japanese and Asian cooking traditions.
Photo credit: Tuukka Ervasti/

Swedish spa tradition

Spa and health resorts in Sweden have been around for some 300 years.

Wellness – Swedish-style

We are nature lovers and this might be why many spa hotels and spa resorts are located in beautiful seclusion in the Swedish countryside; from the land of the midnight sun in the far north, to the sandy coastline of the south of the country.

In Sweden we take our leisure-time and spa visits very seriously. The clichéd image of us taking a dip in a lake after a soothing wood-fired sauna is, in actual fact true. Wellness ‘Swedish-style’ means getting away from a hectic work and home life to a weekend retreat to live the simple life with family and friends. Or being pampered at a luxury, traditional spa in the countryside, for example, Loka Brunn, Varbergs Kurort, Sätra Brunn and Lundsbrunn are all very popular, or even in Stockholm at Sturebadet, or in Gothenburg at Hagabadet.

Wellness in Sweden also goes hand-in-hand with the right of public access here – part of the Swedish constitution, that lets you roam the countryside as long as you leave it the way you found it. Many spa hotels and spa resorts here therefore offer packages that include walking and hiking and other invigorating outdoor activities.

Come and enjoy Sweden’s spa traditions and its own take on wellness.

Asia Spa at Varberg Stadshotell, Halland

Asia Spa at Varberg Stadshotell, Halland, offers relaxing spa treatments, saunas and pools in a unique environment.

Photo: Varberg Stadshotel

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