Beyond the shadow of a doubt, everyone has heard of Stockholm and its wonderful array of museums.
But what may come as a surprise to many is that the capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands linked together by 57 bridges – all by the banks of the Stockholm archipelago of over 30,000 islands, which is the 2nd largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea.
That being said, it comes to no surprise that Stockholm is dubbed Venice of the North; every part of the city is hugged and touched by water and is dotted with lush greenwood throughout. So wherever you’re, expect to be comforted by the scenic waterway and greenery. Here, we’ve curated a list of spas in Stockholm that boast a picturesque view just in case you’re looking for a little wellness session that also comes with a therapy from postcard-picture view of Sweden on a side.
Laid right by the ocean on Lidingö Island, Ellery Beach House is a haven for beach bums who look for serenity, luxury, pool parties and a jolly good time by the water. All rooms come with five-starred facilities and a stellar view of The Stockholm Archipelago, their spa included. So apart from enjoying their deluxe suites and relishing their culinary delights and concocted refreshments by the pool, one thing you shouldn’t miss out is rejuvenating treatments at the Coco Beach Club. The spa offers a variety of wellness programs with cool, fun names like Let’s Go Coco, Doll U Up and Keep Your Clothes On. For the sake of suspense, we’ll leave you to imagine what each treatment is all about.
A slice of Japan on Swedish land. The Japanese spa hotel set by the water, Yasuragi, is an oasis of zen. The venue boasts Japanese-style suites, restaurants and a spa with Japanese bath and a variety of saunas. Inspired by the Japanese onsen dubbed with wooden elements and hugged by lush greens, the spa offers a holistic experience like no other, with an array of treatments to choose from as well as a sunlit Japanese bath overlooking the Japanese garden and the archipelago.
If what you’re after is a romantic getaway slash wellness retreat, then this should be your move. Nestled on the Stockholm Archipelago in Saltsjöbaden (meaning salt sea baths), Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to bathe in zen through their extensive list of wellness therapies. Don’t have time for a long stay? Opt for the Day Spa with Lunch Package or Day Spa Luxury that will give you a full day access to the spa’s pool, jacuzzi, sauna and the gym.