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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 to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

Pihapiirin ulkopuolelle jäänyt saunarakennus aiottiin purkaa pois, mutta päätettiinkin kunnostaa. Kaksi alinta hirsikerrosta piti uusia. Lahonnut sisäpanelointi purettiin. Muhkeat lauteet veisti Mikko. Tuikkukruunu antaa saunaan tunnelmallisen valon.

Couldn't have picked a better day for a sauna session. my mind is my own worst enemy. I'm slowly learning how to conquer it.

Sauna rules...in a Finnish accent. ;-)  HA!  Read a humorous description at this site!  Here's part: "The Sauna (pronounced SOW-NAH), or "Really Hot Place Containing Naked People" is a Finnish invention that many nations (i.e. Russia) falsely claim to have invented (See liar). It was first invented in the year 1050 B.C (Before cookies)...Basically, the sauna is a room, with a stove covered in rocks, onto which you throw water...creates a mystical gas known as Löyly..."

Finnish sauna

The Sauna (pronounced SOW-NAH), or "Really Hot Place Containing Naked People" is a Finnish.

A bathing pavilion in Sweden contains a rustic sauna heated by a wood-burning stove.  Photo by James Silverman.   This originally appeared in Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home.

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.

Sauna. This captures very nicely the mood of sauna time on an summer evening in Finland.

light captures very nicely the mood of sauna time, summer evening in Finland.

Suomalainen sauna | Oikotie - Kotiin

Exterior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall…

Suomalaisten lomahaaveisiin kuuluu rantasauna tai saunamökki. Meidän Mökki valitsi kymmenen erilaista saunaa, joilla kaikilla on mielenkiintoinen tarina. Nauti tunnelmasta ja poimi parhaat ideat!

Suomalaisten lomahaaveisiin kuuluu rantasauna tai saunamökki. Meidän Mökki valitsi kymmenen erilaista saunaa, joilla kaikilla on mielenkiintoinen tarina. Nauti tunnelmasta ja poimi parhaat ideat!

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