WOOD & SMOKE SAUNA EXPERIENCE
FIREWOOD- & SMOKE-SAUNAS EXPERIENCE
ONE TOUR - TWO DIFFERENT SAUNAS
Duration : 3-4 hours
Family friendly tour
Transporartion : included
The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over three million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity.
Today we invite you to visit two traditional Finnish saunas: smoke- and firewood saunas.
The savusauna (smoke sauna) is a special type of sauna without a chimney. Wood is burned in a particularly large stove and the smoke fills the room. When the sauna is hot enough, the fire is allowed to die and the smoke is ventilated out, leaving the embers to heat the sauna to the proper temperature, but giving a soft heat and the aroma of woodsmoke.
The wood stove sauna is the most common type of sauna outside of the city areas, where the electric sauna is more common. The metal stove with stones on top (kiuas) is heated with birch wood fire, and this heats the sauna room to the required temperature. The important thing is to have a good löyly, that is when the stones are hot enough to evaporate the water thrown on them into steam that rises to the bathers. The bather in every type of sauna sits on a high bench near the ceiling where the hot steam reaches them quickly.
Enjoying a sauna is a personal thing, you should always listen to your body and do as you feel best. There is no one right way to bathe in the sauna. For a first time you could stay in for a few minutes, depending on the temperature. After cooling down for a few minutes, go into the sauna again and stay a bit longer. When you come out of the sauna you can just sit down and admire the beauty of nature around you. You can marvel at the midnight sun and swim in the lake. There is electricity, but no running water in the venue, so we heat the sauna with birch wood and carry the washing water from the lake.
* Hotel pickup & drop off
* Traditional firewood sauna
* Purifying smoke sauna
* Swimming in the arctic lake
* Slippers & towels
* Snacks by open fire, hot tea, drinking water
* Unforgettable sauna experience and only positive emotions
* Family friendly tour
* The tour operates in ALL weather conditions