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Half-handmade pier. Summer in Finland

Half-handmade pier. Summer in Finland

a "savusauna" -- a smoke sauna. Smoke saunas have experienced great revival in recent years since they are considered superior by the connoisseurs. They are not, however, likely to replace all or even most of the regular saunas because more skill, effort and time (usually most of the day) are needed for the heating process.

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a "savusauna" -- a smoke sauna. Smoke saunas have experienced great revival in recent years since they are considered superior by the connoisseurs. They are not, however, likely to replace all or even most of the regular saunas because more skill, effort and time (usually most of the day) are needed for the heating process.

Vasta vai vihta?/Birch whisk used in sauna

Vasta vai vihta?/Birch whisk used in sauna

Finnish Midsummer bonfire

Finnish Midsummer bonfire

Avantouinti---Finnish for ice swimming

Avantouinti---Finnish for ice swimming

Ice Swimming, Finland

Ice Swimming, Finland

smoke sauna, "savusauna", Finland

smoke sauna, "savusauna", Finland

How to survive Finland in the winter. (You can be sure most of us are not that brave!) (But some of us are!)

How to survive Finland in the winter. (You can be sure most of us are not that brave!) (But some of us are!)

Floating Sauna, Tampere Finland

Floating Sauna, Tampere Finland


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A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! #Health #Finland #Culture

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! #Health #Finland #Culture

Suomen kesää parhaimmillaan – Finnish summer at its best! #uudetperunat #kesä #freshpotatoes #Finland

Suomen kesää parhaimmillaan – Finnish summer at its best! #uudetperunat #kesä #freshpotatoes #Finland

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel!

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel!

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it's also like a massage.

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it's also like a massage.

Rajaportin sauna is 100 years old public sauna in Pispala, Tampere | Photographer: Johannes Romppanen

Rajaportin sauna is 100 years old public sauna in Pispala, Tampere | Photographer: Johannes Romppanen

ice flowers,in Finland,

ice flowers,in Finland,

Finland

Finland

Midsummer (21. june), the flag stays in the pole thru  the whole nightless night.

Midsummer (21. june), the flag stays in the pole thru the whole nightless night.

That sure is one beautiful sauna and with a view to envy. I'd like to spend my v day here, please thank you!

Sauna in Ranco / Panorama Arquitectos

That sure is one beautiful sauna and with a view to envy. I'd like to spend my v day here, please thank you!

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