Contributed by The Villa Escape
The fast-paced way of life that is becoming the norm worldwide takes a toll after a while, leading those who have vacation time to seek tranquility. It’s no doubt that nature has a way of healing, especially when involving mountains, snow, waterfalls, and glaciers … and the northern lights.
One location that solitude seekers will love is Reykjavik, Iceland, where the buzzing sounds of the city cannot be heard. Here, you can find several hotels and resorts with a focus on health and wellness, offering wholesome, organic meals, massages, yoga, and meditation. Apart from the offers of wellness in the hotel, options to travel to view the Northern Lights is made possible for all visitors. Celebrating the beauty of nature and focusing your attention on the sky has destressing powers, especially when soaking in one of the many heated lagoons Iceland is known for!
Sweden is another beautiful destination in the Arctic circle, offering an experience like no other. Float in the water under the Northern Lights in the Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, a treehouse-looking structure in the middle of, well, nowhere. Escape the stress and breathe in the tranquil air with notes of pine and oak. The hotel aims to promote wellness with mindfulness sessions, philosophy, healthy eating, and more. You can personalize your stay, but do note more customized wellness travel planning does come with a price tag.
In Canada, there is an increasing number of health and wellness centers opening in North, making it possible to spot the aurora borealis. Here, fresh food and relaxing day trips welcome those who are hoping to do away with stress and get in tune with their health. Such retreats offer yoga, meditation, and more and include escapes to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Here, you will need to be sure to check forecasts and travel at just the right time of year.
These winter wellness paradises may be just what you need to take a load off, soaking in warm baths as you watch the beautiful colors mingle with the starry skies. This trend in wellness is only beginning – be on the lookout in 2020 when two huge winter wellness centers open, offering a relaxing escape from our hectic lives.
Yogi and Suchna believe in taking the road less traveled and stumbling upon some hidden gems along the way! For over a decade, they’ve mapped their way across various continents, sniffed out unusual routes, discovered new flavors, and stayed at quirky hostels. TheVillaEscape is their expression of soul travel. Check out their Iceland Packages from India and see some spectacular Northern Lights images on their Instagram page.