Central Finland

Sauna region of the world


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Sauna Region of the World

Sauna is essential part of Finnish culture, and the Province of Central Finland is proud to be the Sauna Region of the World. The declaration was done on 1st September 2015. Lakeland - Jyväskylä Region has some of the most spectacular places to dive into the sauna culture. From here, you can find some of the most unique destinations where sauna traditions are preserved from generation to generation, giving an opportunity to experience an authentic Finnish sauna.

*Main photo: Jaakko Tähti

Sauna in Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki

Five Reasons for Sauna Region

Central Finland declared itself as the Sauna Region of the World on 1st September 2015. Sauna is an essential part of Finnish culture and you can find saunas everywhere in Finland. What are the reasons for Central Finland to be the Sauna Region of the World? We collected five reasons for this in one page.


Sauna Region Week 2020

We had almost 3000 people visiting in 76 different sauna events in Sauna Region Week 2019! See you in Sauna Region Week 2020 (27th June to 4th July)! All kind of saunas, sauna treatments, and sauna happenings are waiting for your visit! Check it out!



In these blogs Sauna Region shares some insights into sauna culture, traditions and interesting programme options. Whether sauna is a part of your everyday or something totally new, check Sauna Region blog to find out more information about one of the best Finnish inventions – sauna!


Finnish Sauna

Sauna is an important part of Finnish culture. It is a place for relaxation, for a casual chat with friends and family and a way of improving one's health. How important is sauna for Finns? Finland is a country of slightly over five million inhabitant, that has over tree million saunas. These figures are just for understanding the importance that sauna has for Finns.

What is Sauna?

Sauna in Finland is an essential part of life, well-being and relaxation


Experience Finnish Sauna

Nothing can explain the essence of the sauna better than your own experience


What’s on

Stay tuned for events and updates from the Sauna Region