In Sweden, we love going to spas and that has made our country absolutely flourish with facilities of a really good standard! We live in a country where a large part of the year consists of darkness, rain and debris. Then it can be nice to get away for a while and pamper your body and bud a little.
When you go to a spa, you disappear into a little bubble and the world outside becomes less tangible. Maybe that’s why we appreciate spas so much, because otherwise we work hard, take care of the family, do sports and do other things that wear on the body.
But which spa should you choose if you want to try something new? We will list the top 6 best spas in Sweden, to make it a little easier for you! Please enjoy!
SPA in Sweden
Sweden’s best spa by far, where you get the chance to experience an authentic Japanese spa. The restaurant also serves Japanese food. Here you can thoroughly enjoy the silence and find peace of mind. There are hot baths both indoors and outdoors.
Get here: You drive Värmdöleden, väg 222, towards Gustavsberg. Drive off towards Orminge and follow the signs towards Hasseludden.
#2 Ystad Saltsjöbad
Ystad Saltsjöbad is a long-established facility that has been around for a long time, but with new owners has received a major refresh. You come here to experience Österlen, relax in warm pools, get wonderful treatments and enjoy good food. You have the sea right outside, which makes this a real gem in the summertime.
Get here: Drive towards Ystad Camping. It is well signposted and the hotel is just southeast of the city center.
In beautiful housing estates, we find this oasis for everyone who loves relaxation and closeness to nature. In addition to lovely pools, saunas and treatments, VANN also offers many themed packages where you can try Yoga, for example, or focus more on the food with a gourmet package.
Getting here: From the E6 take the exit towards Smögen, road 162. The exit is approximately 10 kilometers north of Munkedal. Drive the 162 for 4 km and turn left at the VANN sign.
#5 Sankt Jörgen Park
Do you want to combine spa with golf? Then this is a spa hotel for you! Sankt Jörgen Park is also a pro at treatments and here you can get a massage that makes you float on clouds. There are also footbaths and pools with different temperatures. Good food is served in the restaurant and you are also close to Gothenburg.
Get here: Drive towards Backaplan in Gothenburg and continue on Lillhagsvägen. Follow the signs and turn left to get to Sankt Jörgen Park.
In a clear 6th place is Stenungsbaden, located on Stenungsön between the mainland and Tjörn. This hotel has been refurbished and was formerly a sailing hotel. But now the focus is on the spa and good food. The food here is amazing and there are heated pools both indoors and outdoors. For those who like to swim in winter, there is an infrared heated sauna down by the jetty when you can take a dip all year round.
Get here: Drive E6 and turn off towards Stenungsund. Drive towards Tjörn and Orust. Just when you cross the bridge from Stenungsund, the hotel is on your left.
FAQ – SPA in Sweden
Everyone deserves to relax for a while and just talk about themselves! Here we collect some of the most common questions when it comes to spas in Sweden.
Which spa is the best in Sweden?
It is difficult to say which spa is the best because all spas are good in their own way and it is a matter of taste and preference. But if you look at reviews and which spa is best regarded in Sweden, it is Yasuragi who takes home the first place.
How many spas are there in Sweden?
‘The figure is difficult to estimate as there is no clear-cut boundary between a swimming pool with a hot tub and a spa. But a rough estimate shows that there are over 200 spa facilities in Sweden and that’s a lot!
How much does it cost to go to the spa?
Many spas in Sweden offer heavily discounted prices if you can imagine going to a day spa during a weekday. If you want to stay overnight and also do so on the weekend, it will be more expensive. It is possible to find a 2-hour spa for around SEK 300 in Sweden.
Summary – Spa in Sweden
In this article, we have taken a closer look at the spa market in Sweden. Sweden has many facilities to visit, more specifically over 200. We have listed the top 6 to make it a little easier for you to choose. There are options here in both Stockholm and Gothenburg and in beautiful Österlen.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to spend the night at the spa. You can book a day spa and get exactly the same relaxation as if you book a package. But if you really want to get down to speed, we recommend that you book a package with an overnight stay, spa and dinner. Then you will definitely get the recovery you deserve!