The outdoors is a hugely important part of the experience at Camp Ripan, even if it’s just observing it from behind the glass. Combine outdoor experiences with indoor indulgence by going horse riding or dog sledding in the ice fairytale in winter, or hiking and rafting down the Torne River in summer. Then return to the hotel’s leisure facilities and Aurora Spa, which sits at the heart of the hotel.
Taking the local values of nature and community and enshrining them in this peaceful space, natural materials and natural light form the basis of the spa. Observe polar landscapes as you relax in the ‘mountain stream’, outdoor pool, sauna with pine oil, mineral sauna, indoor pools and relaxation areas.
Camp Ripan is in the running for Most Unique Spa Experience for 2020. A favourite feature is their unique Aurora Spa Ritual Stävans, a variety of DIY treatments based on old Swedish, Sami and Torne Valley Finnish medicinal traditions and using natural raw ingredients that are completely free of preservatives. Choose from therapies such as a coffee mask, use a foot salt with lemon and juniper berry, or a birch leaf scrub and their own unique body oil. There are no therapists on site, but if you prefer, more conventional treatments can be booked in advance.