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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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. Near Pohja, Finland

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.

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

a sauna by the lake in Finland, for you Arianne!

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

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! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

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.

Join the Finns in the Sauna

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.

10 Sauna Tips for Beginners

Join the Finns in the Sauna

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