Scan Magazine, Issue 107, December 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Swedish Winter Wonderland

Tropical heaven beats the winter cold Paradiset is one of Sweden’s best combinations of spas and water parks. This piece of tropical heaven is ideal for splashes of fun, energising activities and relaxing treatments – pure bliss for those cold winter days. By Malin Norman  |  Photos: Paradiset

Paradiset, located in central Örnsköldsvik, offers a wide range of sports and water activities as well as renowned spa treatments. Opened in 1992, Paradiset has developed over the years, and the 12,000-square-metre venue now attracts around 220,000 visitors per year from near and far, all looking for a moment in tropical paradise. Sweden’s longest water slide, Magic Eye, is an experience for the brave with 180 metres of twists and turns. The little ones have fun at their very own tropical island, complete with a sandy beach and pirate adventures. And for those who want more water-filled excitement, there are plenty more fun activities such as funballz, slides, streams and whirlpools. The modern spa offers a combination of relaxing treats such as purifying rituals in the steam saunas, meditation in a special light sauna, star gazing in the infinity pool or floating in the salt water cave, hot 52  |  Issue 107  |  December 2017

yoga and lush massage treatments. The signature aufguss ritual is led by a spa host who pours scented essential oils and water over hot stones before circulating the air in the sauna for calming or energising effects. “Our visitors are positively surprised by the innovative water park with unexpected features such as pirate actors and interactive treasure hunts for the children during school holidays,” says director David Berglund. He also highlights the increased demand for healthy food amongst visitors and, to address this need, Paradiset recently reopened its newly redesigned restaurant based around nature and healthy ingredients. Visitors can also enjoy special deals based on culinary partnerships with brands such as Matstudio and BOX Whiskey. In terms of future developments, the building of a new 25-by-21-metre swimming pool will commence in 2018 to ful-

fil the local schools’ need for swimming lessons. The spa will also expand with another 208 square metres of experiences to provide energy for everyday life. As Berglund explains:“These are exciting times for us, with lots of fun developments. We hope to remain one of the best northern destinations with something for everyone in the family.”

Opening hours: Paradiset water park Monday-Friday: 10am to 8pm Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm Paradiset spa Monday-Thursday: 10am to 8.30pm Friday: 10am to 10pm Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm


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