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Barrel stoves changed saunas forever, as it became much easier to build a (fairly) safe chimney. Some traditionalists in Finland still swear by the old smoke sauna as the best sauna one can take.

Barrel stoves changed saunas forever, as it became much easier to build a (fairly) safe chimney. Some traditionalists in Finland still swear by the old smoke sauna as the best sauna one can take.

Christmas Sauna Traces Ancient Roots Warming up the sauna on Christmas Eve is a tradition in many Finnish households. Finns bathed in saunas long before the arrival of Christianity, but the sauna also carries many Christmas traditions.

A 'real' sauna. They're the ultimate escape — pitch black inside, except for the tiny slit of light pouring through the opening where steam escapes. The experience is not about fashion, design, or even beauty. It's primal and it's about the soul .

Very old savusauna. No chimney and not even much of structure to hold the rock in place. They took 4-6 hours to heat.

Very old savusauna. No chimney and not even much of structure to hold the rock in place.

A modern master's sauna Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.

A modern master's sauna Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.

Saunas, Steam Room

Saunas, Steam Room