Sauna has always been considered the source of energy and health in Finland. When some studies say that sauna is a health risk, Finns find the conclusion rather amusing. An old Finnish adage says an ailment only to be deadly if liquor, tar, and sauna cannot cure it.
Sauna should be heated suitably, not too hot. Water is thrown on the hot stones to get nice humid warmth ("löyly" in Finnish). Löyly can be boosted by using a "vasta" made of birch tree twigs, for a gentle whipping. After warm löyly you can cool down sitting on the porch, or take a refreshing dip in icy water. Swimming in icy water is good for blood circulation. We warmly recommend it and welcome you to enjoy the Finnish sauna culture!
Certified saunas in Ruka-Kuusamo
Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience quality certificate is awarded to the best sauna experiences in Finland based on cleanliness, engagement of multiple sense, authenticity and relaxation.
Certified sauna services in Ruka-Kuusamo:
Ruka Safaris Oy/ Iisakki Village
Nordic Holiday Services Oy/ Pohjolan pirtti
Rukan Salonki / HiTech Smoke Sauna
Pyhäpiilo / Ruka911 Oy