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.


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*Main photo: Jaakko Tähti

Five Reasons that make Jyväskylä Region the 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 2021

See you in Sauna Region Week 2021! All kind of saunas, sauna treatments and sauna events are waiting for your visit June 26 – July 3, 2021.



In these blog posts 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

Read more about the secrets of sauna bathing

Experience Finnish Sauna

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

Read more about the sauna destinations in the Jyväskylä Region

What’s on

Stay tuned for events and updates from the Sauna Region

Read more about the Jyväskylä Region's fascinating sauna avents