Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Our Big Swedish Winter Wonderland Guide
Do not forget the beachwear Paradiset is one of Sweden’s best combinations of spas and water parks. Make sure not to miss this piece of tropical heaven for splashes of fun, energising activities and relaxing treatments. It is pure paradise bliss for those cold winter days coming up. By Malin Norman | Photos: Paradiset
Located in the centre of Örnsköldsvik in Västernorrland, Paradiset offers a broad range of sports and water activities as well as renowned spa treatments in a peaceful environment. 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 brave young and old alike 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. For those who want more water-filled excitement, there are plenty more fun activities such as funballz, slides, streams and whirlpools. 46 | Issue 95 | December 2016
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 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. “And in the spa, we have a wide range of much appreciated relaxing activities as well as the fantastic aufguss ritual with its mix of light, sound and scents.”
Visitors can also explore the new winter garden or walk along Tao Sensa, a ten-metre path with stones placed in different patterns, which is claimed to stimulate zones in the feet similar to zone therapy. Hungry guests can head to Bistro Spa, inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, for a tasty meal of Mediterranean flavours or Swedish delicacies. All that bathing brings out the appetite like nothing else.
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
For more information, please visit: www.paradisetornskoldsvik.se
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