Around the World with DAYSPA: Nordic Spa Traditions

Natural Selection

A spa’s natural setting is a key element entrenched in Nordic philosophy. “All along the process of building the spa, it has been very important to the owners that the spa is integrated into nature,” explains Nordik Spa-Nature’s Trotier. “They kept as many trees as possible; the buildings are a combination of wood and rocks; and the lines are simple yet uncluttered. The landscaping is refined with North American plants, trees and wildflowers that change but remain beautiful and natural throughout the seasons.”

Similarly, BALNEA rests majestically upon a mountainside in a breathtaking, 400-acre private nature reserve that includes a pristine lake and 22 kilometers of hiking trails. Scandinave Whistler, one of four Scandinave day spa resorts sprinkled throughout Canada, boasts a 20,000-square-foot outdoor spa spread over three acres of natural land and overlooking the beautiful Whistler landscape. The surroundings of the chain’s other locations are equally resplendent.