Finnish Sauna

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

10 Sauna Tips for Beginners

10 Sauna Tips for Beginners

Kotiharju sauna, Helsinki, Kallio

Kotiharju sauna, Helsinki, Kallio

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.

Sauna is the only Finnish word that has been internationally accepted in other languages, and there’s no other word Finns would want more recognition for – it is the perfect nominator for Finland, its people and culture.

Sauna is the only Finnish word that has been internationally accepted in other languages, and there’s no other word Finns would want more recognition for – it is the perfect nominator for Finland, its people and culture.

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