Wednesday, September 06, 2006

land of saunas

Finland is the land of the sauna and the Finns are a nation of sauna-enthusiasts. Finland has a population of 5.1 million and 1.7 million saunas — one for every three inhabitants. The sauna is considered an age-old Finnish feature, although it is not a Finnish invention and certainly not the private property of the Finns. Read more...

The above is an electric sauna found in the basement of a block of apartment. Residents have to reserve a weekly time slot (usually an hour) to use it. Here you see the shower room and the hot room of the sauna. Nowadays, apartments have their own individual saunas. sauna by the lake in my other blog.

Also
The Finnish Sauna Society


Lisi said... HK, sauna is sometimes called literally "Finland bath", now I know why so...And how I envy you that each apartment unit has their own sauna room.

edwin s said...

Waliau! So hot! I love saunas. But the cold showers immediately after still gives me the chills LOL!

~tanty~ said...

I like sauna too but I haven't done it for quite some time. Have no time - busy with kids :)

Kim said...

Finland has given the world a wonderful thing in the sauna. We love to take a suana, especially in the dreary midst of winter.

Sally said...

In 2 wek visit to Finland I went to sauna nearly every day, and LOVED it. Favourite was by a lake, and plunging afterwards (nude) into the lake, then barbecuing sausages and drinkign beer afterwards. .