Midnight Sun, Kuopio, Finland

Midnight Sun, Kuopio, Finland

Sauna. LOVE - we planned on incorporating a sauna in our cabin out back....

Sauna. LOVE - we planned on incorporating a sauna in our cabin out back....

Makkara! It's pretty typical to have these grilling while you're in the sauna...you come out to cool down, and have one with a nice cold cider or beer. Heaven.

Makkara! It's pretty typical to have these grilling while you're in the sauna...you come out to cool down, and have one with a nice cold cider or beer. Heaven.

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?

Sauna at the former Lapinlahti mental hospital in HKI.

Sauna at the former Lapinlahti mental hospital in HKI.

Finnish people don't talk to strangers, but they go naked to the sauna with them - True :-D

Finnish people don't talk to strangers, but they go naked to the sauna with them - True :-D

The Truth About Saunas: Things You Should Know

The super detoxifying power of Saunas

The Truth About Saunas: Things You Should Know

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.

Avantouinti---Finnish for ice swimming (once in a lifetime experience!)

Avantouinti---Finnish for ice swimming (once in a lifetime experience!)

Joulusauna-Christmas sauna

Joulusauna-Christmas sauna

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