The ancient Finns regarded the sauna as a sacred and healing place. The first saunas in Finland were smoke saunas, in which Finns used to combat harsh realities of the climate both for the enjoyment and for its physical, mental and even spiritual benefits.
The process of heating a smoke sauna is lengthy. When sauna is being heated up it is filled with smoke, which is ventilated out through an opening in the wall. A smoke sauna is the purest sauna alternative because it is disinfected by the smoke during the heating. The steam is soft, honey-flavoured and sweeet and after the visit one is endowed with an incredibly pleasant feeling for many days.
Nowadays sauna is an integral part of Finnish Culture and is part of Finnish identity. Like a spiritual experience, it is something that cannot be described with words, but instead has to be experienced.
We are the proud owners of the World’s Largest Smoke Sauna. The sauna is beautifully situated by the pond overlooking the Igloo Village. It provides room for over 100 persons in three separate saunas. Each sauna has its own relaxation room with an open fireplace, showers and WC and the large terrace between the two saunas is a great place for cooling off. In the winter you can dive into an ice-hole nearby, a perfect way to relax after hot air in the sauna.
In the smoke sauna building we have a large restaurant. Among other delicacies we offer salmon or traditional reindeer cooked in front of the guests’ eyes in the large open fireplace. The restaurant is also an ideal location for conferences, with our without the sauna experience. The seating capacity is 90 persons.
In addition to the smoke saunas, every cabin is equipped with its own personal sauna.