Photo: Hotel Alexandra
Fjord Tours Articles / 14 Feb 2022

Norway’s Best Spa Hotels

Norway is a fantastic destination for those looking for a spa break. Whether you’re hoping for a luxurious stay focused on rest and relaxation or looking to combine your spa stay with activities outdoors in the stunning natural landscape, Norway is the perfect place for your next spa holiday.

There are a number of popular and well-known spa hotels dotted around Norway, and we’ve rounded up our top picks!

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Photo: Marius Beck Dahle/Hotel Alexandra

Hotel Alexandra

This historic, family-run hotel is set within a beautiful location on the shore of the Nordfjord in Stryn. The first-class hotel offers a dedicated bath and spa for travelers looking for relaxation and rejuvenation. Here, both adults and kids will be able to enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools including a large water slide. Alexandra Spa offers a wide range of treatments including facials, massages, and luxurious spa packages.

Positioned between towering mountains and dramatic fjords, close to Jostedalsbreen National Park, Hotel Alexandra has welcomed guests since way back in 1884. The hotel is perfectly situated for those hoping to take on some lovely walks, hikes, or bike rides in the local area or skiing in the winter – so if you’d like an active holiday as well as a spa break, this is the place for you!

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Photo: Hotel Union Geiranger/Tone Molnes

Hotel Union

Located in magnificent Geiranger, Hotel Union is set within a truly breathtaking landscape – it’s no wonder that the area is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site! If you’re hoping to combine your spa break with some lovely outdoor activities to make the most of the spectacular natural landscape, Hotel Union is a fantastic option for your stay.

Overlooking the stunning Geirangerfjord, the hotel boasts a dedicated spa. Union Spa has a range of saunas and hot baths available for visitors, as well as a wide menu of spa treatments ranging from Turkish-inspired hammam treatments to classic facials.


For a truly unique spa experience set within the stunning Arctic landscape of Northern Norway, you can’t miss Vulkana in the polar city of Tromsø. Vulkana is a traditional Norwegian fishing vessel dating back to 1957 which has been redesigned as a luxurious spa and adventure boat. The Vulkana experience is unlike anything else – with a dedicated Arctic spa onboard, beautifully designed rooms, and a fantastic restaurant, not to mention the breathtaking views and incredible nature surrounding the boat, this is a spa holiday like no other.

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Hotel Ullensvang

Hotel Ullensvang is a stunning hotel with plenty of history. Located in the heart of beautiful Hardanger in Western Norway, this charming hotel is the perfect retreat for those looking to slow down and recharge their batteries. At Ullensvang Bath, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the spectacular fjord and mountain landscape surrounding the hotel while relaxing in the sauna or in one of the pools.

The hotel offers the perfect base for those wanting to explore the stunning natural surroundings, and you can easily set off for an excursion to Trolltunga, one of Norway’s most popular hikes, when you’ve had your fill of rest and relaxation in the spa.

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Farris Bad

Considered by many to be the best spa in Norway, Farris Bad is one of the top picks for anyone looking for a Norwegian spa break. This mineral-spring-fed spa is located on the beach in the charming town of Larvik, overlooking the Larvik fjord. Farris Bad is a large, exclusive spa hotel offering a wide range of spa treatments – and they also have a dedicated restaurant serving a seasonal menu based on local ingredients.  Larvik is situated southeast of Oslo, and traveling from Oslo to Farris Bad would take about 1,5 hours. Larvik is home to Norway's only natural mineral water spring, Farriskilden.

The Well

The Well is one of Scandinavia’s largest dedicated spa and wellness centers, boasting 11 pools, 15 saunas and steam baths, and much more. The Well is an adult-only spa, meaning it’s best suited for adults hoping to escape the regular life and re-connect to rest and relaxation within a peaceful environment. Located at Kolbotn in Akershus, this spa is perfect for travelers from Oslo– you’ll find The Well just 13 km from the Oslo city center. The Well Spa promises to be a true paradise for adults looking to recharge their batteries with a range of wellness experiences available.

We hope this article helps you to decide which of these fantastic spa hotels might be best for your upcoming spa break in Norway! No matter where you end up, you’re sure to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation among the stunning natural landscape around you.

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Photo: © Arne Hagen / Hotel Union - Geiranger