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Shinrin yoku/Forest bathing

Forest bathing or Shinrin yoku originates from Japan, where it dates back to the early 1980’s. It was developed to bring back nature as part of a natural healing and recuperation process for the hardworking Japanese population, in order to promote health among workers. 

Forest bathing is centered around utilizing the stress-reducing effects of nature.


Come along and join us in exploring the power of the forest….

Call +46 (0)647-412 00

Check in to Hotel Kallgården and allow us to check in your cell phone in our safe storage at the reception (or keep it in flight mode for 2 days). 

In Japan, forest bathing includes the escape from the city, i.e. leaving the pulse of urban life to calm the nerves and decompress. Up here in the mountains, we provide a combination of forest and mountain bathing. Our lifestyle and meditation councilor, Cecilia Hedvall, will guide you on an exploration where you will experience mindfulness and relaxation.


Upon returning to the hotel, you can enjoy our sauna or book a professional massage, followed by a cozy and relaxing time in front of our indoor fireplace. Finish the day at our restaurant, which serves traditional Swedish dishes made from local produce. 


Hotell Kallgården provides pick up service from Järpen upon arrival on Friday. Sunday morning after breakfast you will depart on the train, feeling relaxed and your lungs filled with fresh mountain air.



DAY 1, Friday: 

  • Pick-up in Järpen, two-course dinner at our restaurant


DAY 2, Saturday: 

  • Breakfast, customize your own lunch pack from the breakfast buffet and get ready to head out and explore the forest. We serve afternoon coffee with pastries, before finishing off the day with a three-course dinner at our restaurant.


DAY 3, Sunday:

  • Breakfast, followed by departure to the train station



Price: 2,375 SEK per person, including double room 

Call +46 (0)647-412 00 or email

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