Sauna

At Lapinleuku Wilderness hotel we have two saunas, a traditional Lake sauna and a modern sauna. When our guests come back from snowmobile and husky safaris they are delighted to warm up in either of the saunas. Dinner is served after the sauna.

Lake sauna

  Lapinleuku-Wilderness-hotel-path-to-Lake-sauna-in-winter-Inari-Ivalo-Lapland-Finland-arctic-aurora-borealis-santa-snowLapinleuku’s lake sauna is just 5 meters from the Inari lake. The sauna is of original and traditional Finnish carpentry and the stove heated up in 3-4 hours even in coldest conditions. Its capacity is 5-6 persons at a time.

The wooden lake sauna is traditional with its odour and twilight atmosphere. Just five meters from +80°C steam you can jump to the hole in the ice for winter swimming. Outside may be –20°C but the water is usually +4°C. The wooden lake sauna is traditional with its odour and twilight atmosphere. Just five meters from +100°C steam you can jump to the hole in the ice for winter swimming. Outside may be –20°C but the water is usually +4°C.

Modern sauna

There is a modern electric sauna in the main building. Its capacity is also 5-6 persons at a time.

Lapinleuku-Wilderness-hotel-electric-sauna-Inari-Ivalo-lapland-Finland-arctic-aurora-borealis-winter-santa-snow Photocollage: The electric sauna is easy to heat up because of the effective stove. It is easy to reach more than +120°C temperature in the air when the +100°C steam cools down a bit. Fresh shower in the bathroom refreshes you and just step outside muffled up in a towel and enjoy the Auroras.

Before sauna session

We Finns are the people from the sauna planet. Usually we bath in the sauna at least once a week. Sauna is a holy place for us, a place of silence and tranquillity. The steam rising up from the stove, when you throw water on the hot stones, is called löyly [ləǖ-lǘ]*, spirit of the hot steam.

Vihta, venik, sauna broom or sauna whisk.

Links to sauna procedures:

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* Phonetic symbols

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