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Orbaden is still a place that people are inspired by and pilgrimage to.
An oasis to relax on and enjoy the changing seasons.

A warm welcome to Orbaden Spa & Resort

Helene Åkerström Hartman

Helene Åkerström Hartman
with staff

History

Orbaden has been known as one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Sweden for almost 100 years. Already in the 1920s it was widely known that at Ljusnan's valley there was a beach that was something out of the ordinary. According to the first tourist brochure, even the most famous beaches on the west coast could not "endure a comparison".

1934
1934

In 1934, Elis Ellis took over the restaurant. Elis Ellis was a well-known actor in Stockholm and had a large network of contacts among theatre people and celebrities. Under Elis Ellis' rule, operations grew in Orbaden and the site became a watering hole for the big city's cultural elite. The parties relieved each other.

There were those who thought Orbaden had become too liberated a place. In particular, the Church urged resistance in the 1940s, arguing that Orbaden had become a "nest of sin." Especially the baths upset. Two-piece swimsuits were used, which was prohibited by law, in addition to nude baths. It got to the point where the county sheriff had to investigate. However, he chose to look through his fingers and let the festivities continue. He even went so far as to make an exception and allowed both full- and half-nosed baths in Orbaden, an exception that only applied elsewhere in the country. Orbaden became one of the great Swedish tourist magnets.

Everything was rebuked for the tourists. Ellis expanded and started running boarding houses. He built a slide from the slope below the restaurant straight into the lake. Every week there were several concerts and sing-along evenings, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays there was dancing. A rest cottage and a viewing tower were built on Åsberget. On the beach, coffee was served and the villagers went and sold long milk and sandwiches to the sunbathers. Orbaden was at all a festive place to spend your holiday. There were at most three restaurants, three guest houses and five kiosks in Orbaden, in addition to the restaurant.

JUST NU

sportlov

Under sportlovet har vi aktiviteter och bra rabatter för barnfamiljer. 

Påskweekend

29-31/3

Fira påsken i Orbaden med spa, god mat och underhållning. I paketet ingår middag och underhållning båda kvällarna, tillgång till spa på ankomstdag och mellandagen, frukostbuffé samt logi. Passa på att spendera dagarna i Järvsöbacken eller ute i våra trevliga skidspår.

Yogahelg med Malin Berghagen

5-7/4

Njut av en helg fylld med yoga, god mat och dryck tillsammans med Malin Berghagen .

Detta ingår, logi i 2 nätter, frukost, spaentré, 2 middagar, champagneprovning,  träningspass samt föreläsning.