Spend a day relaxing at Alyeska Nordic Spa, nestled amidst the mountains and Alaska's northernmost rainforest in Girdwood. This Scandinavian-style spa offers guests a true hydrotherapy experience.

The spa provides locals and visitors with a wellness getaway just a short drive from Anchorage. Guests can enjoy a curated Spotify playlist to get in the spa mindset and enjoy local music en route. Plan to visit in any season; the indoor-outdoor spa operates year-round. 

Alyeska Resort Nordic Spa

Upon arrival at the 50,000-square-foot sanctuary, guests enter an oasis free of cell phones and digital devices. The pampering begins with cozy complimentary robes and slippers and an exfoliation scrub. A “watch” provides the key to a personal locker to store belongings. 

Outside, discover a tree-lined terrace dotted with whirlpools, cold plunge baths, a Russian banya salt sauna, Finnish saunas, steam rooms, and an exfoliation cabin. For the ultimate experience, a hot, cold, rest, and repeat cycle is suggested to revitalize the body.

Signature Sauna at the Nordic Spa. Photo by Kristian Irey.

Enter the first heated pool and feel stress and anxiety melt away. Relax and take in the sights of the surrounding trees, even more magical when it rains or snows. Next, improve circulation by jumping into chilly waters or brave a dance through the waterfall. Finish off the round by warming up near the cozy glow of the fit pits. Hang robes and stash slippers at rustic racks adjacent to the spa pools. Find restroom facilities throughout the spa area.    

Continue the immersion by walking along a raised wooden walkway to explore a series of cedar hot tubs and barrel saunas scattered among an enchanted alpine forest.  

Venture indoors to find spacious locker rooms with guest amenities, including hair dryers, private showers, and quiet spaces for reading or relaxing. Be sure to stay hydrated – guests are encouraged to bring a reusable metal or plastic water bottle. Water stations are available, along with complimentary infused water and tea. Or warm up with a beverage from the coffee bar as you enjoy the view through towering windows.  

Alyeska Nordic Spa Image. Photo by Terika Kons.

Refuel at the Two Trees Bistro, where guests can relax and dine in their spa robes. Indulge in carefully crafted, Alaska-inspired spa fare. Try a few local favorites, such as the Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese, paired with the zero-proof Passionfruit Refresher, or choose from the large selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Don’t forget to take a slice of the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.

Dining at Alyeska Nordic Spa's Two Trees Bistro. Photo by Terika Kons   Massage Room at Alyeska Nordic Spa. Photo by Kristian Irey

Complete your spa day with a massage therapy appointment (for an additional fee). Or explore Girdwood and area activities such as Alyeska TramwayWinner Creek TrailAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine.   

Tram in winter at Alyeska Resort.

Book your spa reservation with ease online. All-day access allows guests to arrive and leave at their convenience.

Alyeska Nordic Spa is an Adults-Only facility (18+).

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Photos by: Kristian Irey and Terika Kons.