“We are focusing on the forest and the peace and quiet,” says Therese Eriksson, hotel manager at Finnskogtoppen SPA & Velværehotell. “It is not a spa hotel in a glamorous sense. It is more a natural luxury and cosy atmosphere we are after; you should be able to feel like home here.” The hotel is located a few hundred metres from the Norwegian-Swedish border in Grue Finnskog, 460 metres above sea level, right next to the small lake Røgden. Eriksson describes the hotel as Norway’s best and perhaps only ‘hytte spa’. The Norwegian word ‘hytte’ means cabin and refers to a treasured part of Norwegian lifestyle firmly rooted in nature.