Melt away your winter stress in over 50,000 square feet of stunning facilities.

Alyeska Nordic Spa provides 50,000 sq. feet of pure bliss. Alyeska Nordic Spa provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a 50,000 sq. ft.

John Derting

Alyeska Nordic Spa provides 50,000 sq. feet of pure bliss in Alaska.

You don’t have to fly to Sweden to get a dose of Nordic cozy this winter. Alyeska Nordic Spa, which opened in September, is giving achy adventurers an opportunity to enjoy 50,000 square feet of self-care. The alpine sanctuary includes outdoor hot and warm hydrotherapy pools, barrel saunas, massage rooms, a full service cafe, and various wellness treatments. It’s a Norse wellness refuge complete with cold plunges that even Wim Hof himself would approve of.

The exterior of Alyeska Nordic Spa

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Inspired by the wild landscapes of Alaska, the spa is located in Girdwood, just 45 minutes from Anchorage. It’s adjacent to the Alyeska Resort, a snow-sport heaven with 1,610 skiable acres, 76 named trails, and over 669 inches of snow annually.

Alyeska Nordic Spa's sauna in Alaska
Alyeska Nordic Spa’s rose quartz sauna in Alaska

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The property includes a paved forest loop for walking through the Chugach Forest, North America’s northernmost rainforest. With a reservation at the spa, travelers can spend up to 12 hours in the facility, though we doubt you’ll ever want to leave.

Alyeska Nordic Spa is a winter wonderland for wellness
Alyeska Nordic Spa’s heated plunge pool in Alaska

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Far from the rustic thermal pools you might expect, Alyeska’s Nordic Spa includes a Himalayan pink salt sauna, sleek steam rooms, a cedar-lined Finnish sauna, and an exfoliation cabin. There’s also a small cafe called Two Trees Bistro within the spa itself, which can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and dinner. 

Alyeska Nordic Spa in the snow
Alyeska Nordic Spa is a winter wonderland for wellness

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Wellness geeks love these thermal pools to relieve symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, as well as help to reduce stress and heart problems. These traditions are all borrowed from Scandinavia’s generally healthy lifestyle, with Nordic countries reporting higher levels of happiness and satisfaction.

Alyeska Nordic Spa's relaxation pools
Alyeska Nordic Spa’s relaxation pools

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The adults-only facility is currently open, and reservations for hydrotherapy start at $119 per person. You can book your experience here.

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