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If you want to understand Finland and its people, getting familiar with sauna is a good starting point. Sauna is such a big part of Finnish culture it can’t be compared to anything else. For Finns, it is a must at regular intervals, and if they go too long without sauna, they’ll start feeling incomplete.
Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel from Nest Factory

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel from Nest Factory

A sauna path, no matter is it summer or winter, after sauna to swim in the ice cold lake Finnish style.

A sauna path, no matter is it summer or winter, after sauna to swim in the ice cold lake Finnish style.

Contemporary Finnish sauna by construction company Kannustalo | KANNUSTALO - Suomen kauneimpia Koteja

Contemporary Finnish sauna by construction company Kannustalo | KANNUSTALO - Suomen kauneimpia Koteja

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

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

Finnish Baby in the Sauna ~ Lukijat valitsivat vuoden 2008 Kesäkuvakisan voittajaksi tämän iloisen otoksen.

Finnish Baby in the Sauna ~ Lukijat valitsivat vuoden 2008 Kesäkuvakisan voittajaksi tämän iloisen otoksen.

Nothing is as great as a sauna by the lake in Finland

Nothing is as great as a sauna by the lake in Finland

Kotiharju sauna, Helsinki, Kallio

Kotiharju sauna, Helsinki, Kallio

Finnish Sauna, the lake and long summer nights....

Finnish Sauna, the lake and long summer nights....

Naiset saunaan!/Women in sauna Sumiainen  Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen  http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle  http://www.keskisuomi.net/  http://www.centralfinland.net/

Naiset saunaan!/Women in sauna Sumiainen Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle http://www.keskisuomi.net/ http://www.centralfinland.net/

Sauna on a cold winters night

Sauna on a cold winters night

Just relax.

Just relax.

Rantasauna meren äärellä -Turun saaristo Rymättylä Naantali

Rantasauna meren äärellä -Turun saaristo Rymättylä Naantali

5. Yes, Finns go to sauna in the nude even with strangers. Don’t worry – we’ve seen our fair share of naked human bodies and it’s not a “thing” for us. It’s only natural, and there’s no shame in being you, but if you can’t get over it, Finns will understand you wanting to wear a swimsuit or a towel.

10 Sauna Tips for Beginners

5. Yes, Finns go to sauna in the nude even with strangers. Don’t worry – we’ve seen our fair share of naked human bodies and it’s not a “thing” for us. It’s only natural, and there’s no shame in being you, but if you can’t get over it, Finns will understand you wanting to wear a swimsuit or a towel.

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! #Health #Finland #Culture

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! #Health #Finland #Culture

As you become familiar with sauna, you might want to explore further. There are several types of saunas, the most common being electric, wood-heated and smoke saunas. Healing has been an integral part of sauna for ages, and there are scores of sauna-related wellness treatments available.

Join the Finns in the Sauna

As you become familiar with sauna, you might want to explore further. There are several types of saunas, the most common being electric, wood-heated and smoke saunas. Healing has been an integral part of sauna for ages, and there are scores of sauna-related wellness treatments available.

Join the Finns in the Sauna

10 Sauna Tips for Beginners

Join the Finns in the Sauna


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