scandinavian sauna culture

Scandinavian Sauna Culture

This Swedish bathing pavilion features rough-cut pine walls that are treated with tar, a preservative that yields a time-worn aesthetic. Photo by James Silverman. This originally appeared in Modern Wood Pavilion Joins Home.

Von den Skandinaviern können wir so einiges lernen, zum Beispiel das Saunieren!

24 Ways We Should All Be More Like Scandinavians

In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note…

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

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Sauna (SOW-NA) buckets and the ladles. memories, and eventually more to…

vihta, vasta is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of…

vihta, vasta is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of…

A traditional Finnish sauna is rustic and an earthbounded place with less of…

A traditional Finnish sauna is rustic and an earthbounded place with less of those palace looking and feeling interiors.

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your…

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch…

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch…

Martta Wendelin. Sauna <3

Martta Wendelin was a Finnish artist whose work was widely used to illustrate fairy tales and books, postcards, school books, magazine and book covers.

Welcome to Sauna OK! This site is dedicated to all Sauna enthusiastics…

Welcome to Sauna OK! This site is dedicated to all Sauna enthusiastics, entrepreneurs and experts all over the world to collect, discuss and preserve the sacred knowledge related to the wonderful sauna wellness experience.

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