Quest for fundamental real sauna sensation
Bespoke SaunaSherpa guided tours in Finland, Sweden, Baltics and Russia are now available to fullfill your passion for authentic sauna experience. The tour options below provide satisfying experience whether you are a sauna newbie or seeking to cross items from your sauna-bucket list.
Sauna has been my weekly pleasure since a toddler as it is practically for every Finn.
I would like to share with you my extensive experience and study of the sauna culture in Finland and neighbouring countries of Sweden, Estonia along other Baltic states and Russia. You will find a vast variety of sauna experiences such as Finnish sauna, Russian banya, savvusann in Võrumaa, musta kyly in White Carelia, pirtis in Lithuania, bastu in Sweden or pirts in Latvia.
Is sauna from Finland originally? Hardly. More likely, as Mikkel Aaland's 'Sweat' describes, benefits of hot bathing were perceived independently in different parts of the world, without knowledge of each other.
As a sweat nerd, I have gained a membership in many sauna societies. When I entered the Vaskiniemi, the Sauna House of the Finnish Sauna Society for the first time, on the 9th of Dec in 1997, I had no idea where the world of sauna would take me. My other 'sauna home' in addition to Vaskiniemi is Rajaportin sauna, home base of the Sauna Society of Pispala. Rajaportti is the oldest working public sauna, est. in 1906. It is an absolute pearl of Tampere's sauna scene with a unique atmosphere. As I am fortunate to have a lifetime membership, I visit Rajaportti regularly.
Attributes for tailoring
Let me know your sauna stamina, newbies or hard core?
How many are you?
Approach to nudity?
Builds on preferred standars of:
Means of transportation
Calibre of other services
More or less fully tailored set?
Let's play by ear?
Pig in a poke (saunas are fixed : ) ?
Traditional Sauna Treatments
What type saunas to experince
2-3 hour trip to one sauna.
Several days and saunas.
Urban sauna guiding in Helsinki
Forest bath (hiking) + smoke sauna + lake swimming
Price per person starting from 80,00 €
Includes SaunaSherpa guiding, sauna fees and local public transport
Vat 24 % added to prices