Friends enjoying a wilderness bath spa at the Arctic spa at the hotel sisimiut

Arctic Spa at the Hotel Sisimiut

By
Lisa Germany
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Hidden on the back terrace of the Hotel Sisimiut is a relaxation oasis.

The Arctic Spa is perfect no matter whether you have just competed in the Arctic Circle Race (the world’s toughest cross-country ski race), hiked the Arctic Circle Trail from Kangerlussuaq, or you are just after a bit of pampering.

Arctic Sauna

When I first visited Sisimiut in the Summer of 2018, I treated myself to a sauna after hiking the 160km-long Arctic Circle Trail. I love that it is set up and self-contained in a shipping container

The entrance to the Arctic Sauna Spa at the Hotel Sisimiut
Entrance to the sauna – yes, it is inside a shipping container

and includes both an anteroom as well as the hot room, both done up in beautiful timber.

Anteroom of the Arctic Sauna Spa at the Hotel Sismiut
Looking out the door of the Arctic Sauna Spa at the Hotel Sismiut

Although there is no cold plunge pool to rapidly cool you down, simply step outside into the brisk Arctic air or, in Winter, you could roll around in the snow if you wanted!

It is possible to hire out the entire sauna for you and your friends, or take your chances and potentially meet someone interesting. You may also have it all to yourself!

Inside the hot room

Wilderness Bath

This year when I visited in February, they had also opened two hot-tubs (dubbed “Wilderness Baths”) on the terrace.

The Arctic Spa on the terrace of the Hotel Sisimiut
The hot-tubs are covered until the guests arrive

The water is perfect hot-tub temperature and keeps its heat, regardless of how cold it is outside or how long you stay in.

Friends enjoying a wilderness bath spa at the Arctic spa at the hotel sisimiut
Heaven!

Although we were too early in the afternoon to see them, this would be the perfect place to sit back and watch the magical Northern Lights dance overhead!

High view of the Arctic spa on the terrace of the Hotel Sisimiut
The back terrace of the Hotel Sisimiut with its Wilderness Baths and Sauna

You don’t have to be staying at the Hotel Sisimiut to enjoy the Arctic Spa. Simply ask at reception and take some time out to chill and unwind.

Plan your trip to Sisimiut

The Arctic Spa is available all year round and is a perfect way to end the day after exploring Sisimiut’s extensive backcountry. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Greenland’s second-largest town – so check out the following resources.



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