Reasons to travel to Helsinki for some self-care
Fancy pampering yourself while combining your experience with a trip to a vibrant city? Then Helsinki is the ultimate destination. You'll find the most authentic spa experiences in the homeland of the sauna.
"It's an intense contrast when you step inside a little bubble of total relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle of city life."
"The whole world is rushing around outside, while you find yourself in a cocoon of tranquillity," Swedish travel expert Annika Myhre told Strawberry, adding:
"But when you're ready, pulsating restaurants, cafés, activities, and cultural experiences are waiting for you out there."
Annika is a travel writer and the host of the Swedish podcast Att resa-podden. She knows all the very best tips, both domestically and internationally, and what's currently trending.
One thing that's becoming increasingly important to travellers are so-called 'healing holidays'.
Or, simply put, self-care.
More People Are Travelling for Self-Care
While we used to travel mostly for fun, we now seek personal improvement and well-being.
An increasing number of people want to unwind and recharge their batteries on holiday, especially while having everything in one place: spa, yoga, and meditation.
That's where Helsinki is the perfect city to visit, as it boasts a wide selection of high-quality spas, in addition to traditional Finnish saunas, of course.
The city has a relaxing and calm atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for those wanting to escape the frenetic pace of everyday life and spend a few days focusing on relaxation and self-care.
Here Are Three Hotels That Deliver Both Wellness and a Central Location
1. Hotel St. George
Hotel St. George boasts an optimal location right in the heart of Helsinki, close to many of the city's top attractions and shopping areas. The hotel also has a pleasant blend of historical elegance and modern design, adorned with artwork and antiques from around the world.
The St. George features a luxurious spa section offering a range of treatments, including a Finnish sauna, steam bath, ice pool, swimming pool, and various types of massages.
The Hotel St. George is the place to check in for a luxurious experience, but also if you value culture, design, well-being, and sustainability. And to log off, relax, and rejuvenate!
2. Clarion Hotel® Helsinki
This hotel is situated in a new and modern building in the district of Jätkäsaari, one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing areas in Helsinki. Each room here boasts its own design, inspired by Finnish nature and culture.
This is the perfect hotel for business trips, as the Clarion Hotel® Helsinki has a large conference and meeting department, and the hotel offers a range of innovative and creative solutions to make meetings as effective and inspiring as possible.
At the top of the Clarion Hotel® Helsinki you will find a rooftop pool & terrace area with a view over the city. The outdoor pool is heated all year round. And of course, you have a sauna with the best views of the city...
3. Hotel Kämp
Hotel Kämp is an iconic and luxurious hotel in the heart of Helsinki, known for its historical heritage and first-class service.
The hotel is situated near many of the city's best shopping, cultural, and dining areas, making it the ideal choice for those wanting to experience the best of Helsinki.
Hotel Kämp also has several restaurants and bars, and a garden and terrace for finding tranquillity. And if you're checking in for the latter, the spa at Hotel Kämp is an oasis of relaxation, offering a range of luxurious treatments and amenities, including a heated indoor pool, sauna, and gym.