a "savusauna" -- a smoke sauna. Smoke saunas have experienced great revival in recent years since they are considered superior by the connoisseurs. They are not, however, likely to replace all or even most of the regular saunas because more skill, effort and time (usually most of the day) are needed for the heating process.

In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

Kuksa - wooden mug from Lapland, Finland, filled with Lingonberries and Blueberries.

Kuksa - wooden mug from Lapland, Finland, filled with Lingonberries (puolukka) and Blueberries (mustikka).

Finns decorate willow branches at Ostara with feathers and brightly colored paper. "Easter witches" deliver the branches and recite a poem in exchange for candy/treats #ostara #easter.

Finns decorate willow branches at Ostara (Easter) with feathers and brightly colored paper. "Easter witches" deliver the branches and recite a poem in exchange for candy/treats.

Finnish rye bread and butter.

Bread and butter. One of my favorite foods in the world (especially if the bread is whole grains and the butter from Normandy) From Slaughterhouse were served rye bread and butter and salami with cheese and white wine on the flight home.

Boating, Finnish-style.

This Ice Breaker is part of the Finnish culture

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