Norway’s largest spa opens

The Well, the largest spa in Norway, opens its doors to guests today. The spa, located outside Oslo, spans 10,500sq m and features 25 treatment rooms, 15 saunas and 11 pools.

The spa and wellness centre, which span three floors, is for adults only and features a range of indoor and outdoor water, heat and other facilities.

Facilities at The Well range from a Japanese garden, a hammam, a crystal steam bath and a herbal sauna, to a Moroccan rhassoul, a Nordic light sauna, a waterfall grotto and a jungle sauna.

Other amenities include a hot water pool, a cold water pool and a shower grotto. The Well’s 15 saunas includes a two-story Blockhouse Sauna, with  temperatures on the top storey able to reach 100 °C. 

The aufguss sauna features professionals carrying out the aufguss ritual, which includes pouring hot water on the stones in the sauna and moving the hot air around the sauna with a towel.

The spa, a £33 million (US$50m) project, also comprises a restaurant with space for 250 guests. Owned by Norwegian billionaire Stein Erik Hagen, who also owns the Farris Bad spa hotel in the city of Larvik, it employs a staff of 130.