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Sauna Convert

The sauna is a true Finnish institution, found in most homes, summer cottages and even flats. Most Finns have a sauna at least once a week, usually on a Saturday night – or more often like my parents do too.

However, even though I’m a Finn I’ve never liked the sauna, and pretty much stopped going altogether during my early teenage years. Guess the main reason I didn’t like it was because I always felt like I couldn’t breathe properly in the heat. Ever since I’ve had maybe one or two saunas a year.

This summer things have changed and I’ve finally started enjoying having a sauna! It’s just so relaxing and I even noticed that I like it to be fairly hot, around 70 to 80 degrees Celsius. No idea what has happened, but think having an energetic baby to look after all day might have something to do with it…Maybe I just didn’t need the relaxation (and quietness) as much before haha.

Here are a few photos of my parents’ sauna that seats up to ten people.

FinnishSauna kiuas Sauna saunainFinland

Wouldn’t mind a sauna now, after a run in the rain…

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Helka

    Hei Nina, kiva blogi sinulla! Olen juuri matkalla Edinburghiin Lontoosta ja olen yrittänyt googlailla missä siellä on hyvä ja mahd suomalainen sauna. Eipä tunnu löytyvän, jopa balmoral hotellin “Suomalainen sauna” on ns kuiva sauna, eli ei löylyjä. Mutta missä siis hyvä sauna Edinburghissa?

    September 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Annika B

    Det låter jätte logiskt att du nu gillar bastu pga din intensiva vardag.

    September 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm
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