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.
Smoke sauna (savusauna in finnish) 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 fills the room. The bather in every type of sauna sits on a high bench near the ceiling where the sensuous hot steam reaches them quickly.
Enjoying a sauna is a personal thing, you should always listen to your body and do as you feel the best. There is no one right way to bathe in the sauna. For the first time you could stay in for a few minutes, depending on the temperature, and then go outside to cool yourself down for a moment. When you come out of the sauna you can just sit down and admire the beauty of nature around you, or you can go and have a refreshing swim in Langonlampi 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.
Duration: 4-5 hours
On request on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday whole year around
Adults 160 € per person
Children (4-14y): 95 € per person
Minimum group size 4 persons
- Return transfers from Rovaniemi city center hotels
- Traditional firewood sauna
- Purifying smoke sauna
- Swimming in the arctic lake
- Slippers & towels
- Snacks by open fire, hot tea, drinking water
- Guidance is in English, other languages on request
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- All tours listed are for a minimum of 2 persons paying a full (adult) price, unless mentioned otherwise.
- Guidance is in English, other languages are available on request basis with possible supplement of 37 €/ hour on weekdays and 52 €/ hour on Sundays or bank holidays.
- Tours include a pick up / drop off transfer from your accommodation in the area of central Rovaniemi. Time for meeting point and place will be confirmed upon the reservation.
- Tour reservation is considered confirmed when you receive a written confirmation from Wild Nordic. All bookings, changes and cancellations must be made by e-mail to Wild Nordic during business days on Monday - Friday at 09.00 - 16.00 Finnish time, minimum one day prior to the booking.
- The requested cancellations are subject to the written approval of Wild Nordic.
– 7-3 days prior to the arrival cancellation fee 25,00€
– 3-1 days prior to the arrival 50% of the total amount.
– less than 24 hours or no show 100% of the total amount.
Online reservation cancellation handling fee is 25 € per reservation. The fee applies for any reservations booked and paid via Wild Nordic webshop.
The operator reserves the right to make alterations to the programs, price, duration or form of transportation without prior warning. This is also applied to changes in programs due to weather conditions.