Even if your fantasies of Norway travel are filled to the brim with extreme activities and time in nature, you may still want a few creature comforts. Even the most seasoned and dedicated explorers could use a day off every once in a while. For this reason, we'll take a look at some of the best spas in Norway. Many of the treatments we associate with a day at the spa are Scandinavian in origin, such as Swedish massage and the ubiquitous sauna, and you're close to their sources in Norway. The natural beauty of Norway itself is also a type of treatment in many of the best spas in the country.
You can take a look at these standout spas during excursions from your Norway cruise, or perhaps you'd prefer to circle back on a post-cruise vacation and experience them more fully. You can even choose to spend time getting pampered while your traveling companion is out on a Norwegian adventure.
Just south of Bergen lies the Solstrand Hotel, right in the heart of Norway's fjords. Don't be afraid of getting an experience you could have had at home in this spa - it's uniquely Norwegian. You can relax in the hotel's Jacuzzi or pool and gaze at the fjord for as long as you like. Of course, there are more amenities available, like a sauna, massages, body wraps and steam baths. If you've only got a little time, perhaps before your Norway cruise departs from Bergen, give Solstrand Hotel a try - you're welcome to get spa treatments there whether or not you are a guest at the hotel.
Juvet Landscape Hotel
Just outside of Alesund, you will find the Juvet Landscape Hotel, located on a river and comprised of seven delightful cabins in minimalist style. Owner Knut Slinning wants only for his guests to feel connected to the region and to experience nature's beauty, as well as to relax in a spa right on the river.
"I would love our guests to have a feeling that this is a fantastic place, that they had been visiting friends, and that they had a very, very nice time," Slinning said, according to Remodelista. "And that I am sorry that they had to pay for it."
With this genial attitude, it would be a shame for you to miss the Juvet Landscape Hotel, even though it would likely be best suited as a post-cruise excursion.