Spa Sensations of Jämtland
TEXT: KRISTINE OLOFSSON | PHOTOS © FRÖSÖ PARK HOTEL AB
On the island Frösön in Swedish Jämtland, Frösö Park Spa welcomes visitors to its 100 per cent ecological spa, devoted to sensations you only encounter in Jämtland. With stunning views over the mountain range and Lake Storsjön, it makes the perfect destination for nature lovers looking for spa experiences out of the ordinary.
Frösö Park Spa forms part of Quality Hotel Frösö Park, a large hotel facility with conference, sport experiences and wellness at heart. Located in what used to be an area for military service, the facility is part of a converted regiment. Due to this, guests can nowadays enjoy spa treatments in a one-of-a-kind environment. “Frösö Park Spa is found in what used to be the canteen, and you can still feel the history in the walls,” Jeannette Jansson, spa manager, tells us. “At Frösö Park Spa, you can sense the soul of Jämtland. Our identity is grounded in nature and all products used in the spa are ecological,” Jansson continues. “This is important for us and we are proud that we have full-heartedly embarked on this ecological journey. Our skilled spa therapists and these great products allow guests to see great results, inside and out.”
A spa-journey for body and mind
The theme of Jämtland runs through everything in the spa, from the organic smoothie menu with names pronounced in Jamtlandic − the local dialect, to the thought behind the spa rituals. On the treatment menu, one will find products based on blueberries, cloudberries and lingonberries, the three signature berries from Jämtland, and to find a whole berry in a body scrub is not unusual. “Everything we do is connected to the surrounding nature, and we are extra proud of our new spa ritual,” Jansson says excitedly. Before the ritual, participants receive products and instructions written on a wooden board. Rather than focusing on the outside, the instructions take you on a journey for both body and mind, through the forests of Jämtland with purling springs and dense fog. Locally produced music is present in the spa, with elements from the area such as birds, yoiking and sounds of nature. Guests may also discover different types of saunas, hot and cold springs and other natural treatments. “We can see a huge potential for Frösö Park Spa in the future,” Jansson tells us. ”The dream is to share this spa experience of Jämtland with visitors from all over the world!”
3 minutes from Åre Östersund Airport