A sauna expert, a long-standing member of the Finnish Sauna Society and founder of                                                       the British Sauna Society, Mika Meskanen, says: “Everyone’s journey into the pleasures                                                     of a sauna is unique, but most connoisseurs agree that the soft humidity and enveloping                                                     warmth of a traditional wood-fired smoke sauna is the ultimate experience.”

                                                   Smoke sauna is the native sauna of the Finnish sweat culture providing outstanding                                                           bathing experience. During heating smoke circulates in the sauna room leaving                                                               pleasant subtle scent before gently flowing out through hatches and a funnel. Heating                                                        time in olden days might have been up to 8 hours where as a modern smoke sauna                                                         it takes just few hours. Before you are ready to enter the savu sauna is properly                                                               ventilated and benches are washed.

                                                   There are various versions of savu saunas available from a stop over sauna near the                                                         Helsinki-Vantaa airport to modern ones to and rarities built decades ago, even public                                                       ones.