Get to know the locals, and chances are one will invite you to their home sauna. Not in the mood to chat? Book a private cabin with its own sauna. After all, Finnish sauna isn’t one thing, it’s a rich cultural phenomenon. Some saunas are heated with wood, and some with electricity. Some are by a lake in the woods, and some are in city apartments. In short, saunas are everywhere. And if you’re lucky enough to get invited to one, you’ll discover why Finnish sauna culture made UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Want to learn more? Explore 10 sauna tips for beginners.