Moments of wellness at The Thief Spa, Oslo

Adam Lowe

The ultimate Oslo hotel, The Thief is launching its brand new spa.

Located at the canal peninsula Tjuvholmen and the fjord, with breaktaking views of the landscapes and sea, The Thief is known as a luxury destination with all the trimmings. So named for its location in the former heart of the city’s criminal underclass, The Thief combines Nordic geometries, gorgeous artworks and a sense of practical sophistication.

The Thief Spa is inspired by the rugged wonder of the Norwegian landscape. The 800-square metre spa includes a 12-metre pool, sauna, steam room and Oslo’s first hamam. It also features six treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym, making it the city’s largest spa.

‘We’ve put as much thought and care into the spa as we put into our rooms. Now with this last piece of The Thief puzzle in place, we’re taking Scandinavian wellness traditions to new heights, fusing them with the best the world has on offer,’ says hotel-owner Petter A. Stordalen.

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The spa is designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, with added design touches by Anemone Wille-Våge – the genius also responsible for the hotel’s famous design. The spa is adjacent to the hotel itself, with its own private glass elevator.

Thief Hamam, which is Oslo’s only hamam to date, has a heated marble slab as its centrepiece. The sauna fuses German and Finnish spa cultures with plenty of essential oils. The steam room has an aromatherapy-infused mist and high humidity – known for helping with really clear, vibrant skin. Sensory Sky showers by Dornbracht, which offer rain, fog, light and fragrance, will also be making a debut in Oslo at The Thief Spa.

Treatments include Turkish, Moroccan and Japanese therapies for both men and women, including Moroccan Rhassoul and Laminaria Algae facials from Ireland.

Room rates start at just NOK 1790. For more information, visit The Thief website.

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.