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Sauna words in English

Tärkeimmät saunasanat englanniksi – paina ainakin nämä sanat mieleesi, jotta osaat kertoa ulkomaalaisille vieraillesi suomalaisesta saunakulttuurista.

Avanto – a hole in the ice

Kauha – a ladle to throw water on to the stones

Kiuas – a sauna stove

Kiuaskivet – stones in the sauna stove

Kiulu – a small bucket from where you scoop water to throw on to the stones

Kuuppa – a dialect word for a ladle to throw water on to the stones

Laude – the wooden seat in the sauna

Lauta – wooden benches or platforms on which you can sit inside a sauna

Savusauna – smoke sauna

Vasta – word for a bundle of birch branches used in East-Finland

Vihta –  word for a bundle of birch branches used in West-Finland

Saunaolut – sauna beer

Löyly – hot steam that rises from sauna stove’s rocks when water has been thrown on them (this is the most important word)