Central Finland

Sauna region of the world


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Sauna Region of the World

Sauna is essential part of Finnish culture, and Central Finland is proud to be the Sauna Region of the World. The declaration was done on 1st September 2015. Central Finland is located in the Lakeland, and 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 2019

The program of the Sauna Region Week is published. All kind of saunas, sauna treatments, and sauna happenings are waiting for your visit! Check it out!


Sauna packages

Spa, holiday centres and hotels of Central Finland offer a wide range of possibilities to enjoy the sauna. Whether you travel with a large group of friends, with your husband or wife, or with children, you can definitely find the best option. All the packages include not only a sauna session but other services and […]


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