Stockholm: Well-being and Spa
Venice of the North
Sweden is the home of Swedish massage and Stockholm has plenty of urban spa retreats to soothe your muscles and pamper you in style. Classic Swedish bathhouses are worth trying for an authentic Stockholm spa holiday, while Hasseludden Yasuragi in Nacka offers Japanese style bathing and Blue Hammam in Lidingö is a local take on a Turkish bath house. Of particular interest are Central Badet in Norrmalm, housed in a beautiful art nouveau building from 1909, and Storkyrkobadet, a simple, classic basement bath house in Gamlastan. Well-being and spa holidays in Stockholm offer a unique and traditional version, which differs considerably from typical modern resort spa vacations.