Finland has had saunas long before the arrival of Christianity. Finnish sauna also carries with it many Christmas traditions.

Finland has had saunas long before the arrival of Christianity. Finnish sauna also carries with it many Christmas traditions.

Winter is the best time for this.

Winter is the best time for this.

Naiset saunaan!/Women in sauna Sumiainen Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle http://www.keskisuomi.net/ http://www.centralfinland.net/

Naiset saunaan!/Women in sauna Sumiainen Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle http://www.keskisuomi.net/ http://www.centralfinland.net/

Exterior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall Street Journal article "Heat on Haute Style" on Oct. 17th. 2013. Full article can be found here: http://on.wsj.com/16lSAxo

Exterior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall Street Journal article "Heat on Haute Style" on Oct. 17th. 2013. Full article can be found here: http://on.wsj.com/16lSAxo

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Since we'll have much more outdoor space with a smaller house, I definitely want to build an outdoor sauna

Since we'll have much more outdoor space with a smaller house, I definitely want to build an outdoor sauna

OMG- I would love to know the story behind this picture...how? and why?

OMG- I would love to know the story behind this picture...how? and why?

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Traditional Finnish Sauna | Finland | Photo By Jaakko Höykinpuro

Traditional Finnish Sauna | Finland | Photo By Jaakko Höykinpuro

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