My Sauna Obsession

Anything to do with traditional Finnish Saunas!
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I dont know what the diameter on this is but it gives you an idea of the seats are like inside the barrel without arched seatbacks.

I dont know what the diameter on this is but it gives you an idea of the seats are like inside the barrel without arched seatbacks.

Fill your heart with the steam of Saunas in Helsinki | Visit Helsinki Blog

Fill your heart with the steam of Saunas in Helsinki | Visit Helsinki Blog

a good old sauna. Finlandia style...in the woods, heated up by a wood burner instead of electricity, with a nearby lake to take a skinny dip in,with a good cold beer to sip,... haaaaa could go right now.

a good old sauna. Finlandia style...in the woods, heated up by a wood burner instead of electricity, with a nearby lake to take a skinny dip in,with a good cold beer to sip,... haaaaa could go right now.

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch branches (with leaves on) and swat themselves and their fellow sauna bathers with it. Vihtas can even be bought from a shop and stored into a freezer for later (winter) use. Using a vasta improves blood circulation, and its birch odour is considered pleasing.

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch branches (with leaves on) and swat themselves and their fellow sauna bathers with it. Vihtas can even be bought from a shop and stored into a freezer for later (winter) use. Using a vasta improves blood circulation, and its birch odour is considered pleasing.

Made in Finland.

Made in Finland.

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 we smote ourselves! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

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 we smote ourselves! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

Finnish Sauna by cabin9, via Flickr

Finnish Sauna by cabin9, via Flickr

Men relax inside — and outside of — this sauna in Helsinki.

Men relax inside — and outside of — this sauna in Helsinki.

Myynnissä - Omakotitalo, Vakkola, Askola: 4h, k, s, khh, kph, var, autot - Katajatie 11, 07500 Askola - Uudenmaan Viva Oy LKV, Suur-Helsinki...

Myynnissä - Omakotitalo, Vakkola, Askola: 4h, k, s, khh, kph, var, autot - Katajatie 11, 07500 Askola - Uudenmaan Viva Oy LKV, Suur-Helsinki...

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