SAUNABLOGGER

Welcome to the cool Saunablogger blog, stories from saunas around the world, from Finnish smoke saunas to luxury spa saunas. Not to mention hotel saunas!

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Lounge sauna
Every time I fly out from the non-Schengen side of the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, I visit the new Finnair lounge sauna. Dark, hot bliss!
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November 2019, Helsinki-Vantaa, Vantaa, Finland
Sauna (Normal)

Sauna at the Studio Hotel
On the following week, I managed to score a luxury accommodation, a hotel room with a window!
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November 2019, The Studio Hotel, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Room without a window
Connect Hotel: In my quest to try all the saunas in different hotels in Sweden (or Kista, at least) I booked this hotel for a very special price... only for me. Cheap, but the room didn't come with a window. That was fine, it was a hack-documents-until-2am day anyway.
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October 2019, Connect Hotel, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Sauna & Swim in Sofia
Before the Red Cross camp opened for the caving conference, I had to stay one night somewhere, and have a place for some work conference calls. I ended up selecting the Tsarsko Selo Spa hotel. An interesting place, with many saunas and pools :-)
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September 2019, Tsarsko Selo Spa hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal, Steam)

Champagne served in a hot outdoor tub
This is how to serve champagne in Palju (a hot outdoor tub heated by wood fire): floating.
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September 2019, Kekkolan Kartano, Mikkeli, Finland
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Gallträsk swim
I've lived 25 years in Kauniainen, but today was the first time that I swam in our lake, the Gallträsk. A perfect, hot day for that.
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July 2019, Gallträsk, Kauniainen, Finland; House Arkko, Kauniainen, Finland
Swimming (Outdoor); Sauna (Normal)

The Black Sauna at the Finnair Platinum Lounge
I am heading to the IAB workshop & IETF but not before trying the new black sauna at the Finnair lounge with Ari.
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July 2019, Helsinki-Vantaa, Vantaa, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Travel

Harmony Spa
Today I washed the sweat and dust of the day off at the Harmony Spa. Very, very nicely coloured sauna. Hot too. And a nice blue pool.
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July 2019, Harmony Spa, Budapest, Hungary
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

22th floor sauna
Once again in Kista, Stockholm. For work. In the summer everything seems to be better, though. Like hotel pricing. Apparently Kista is not a big vacation destination, so even the best hotels go for 60€ a night, so this time I'm staying at the Scandic Victoria.
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July 2019, Scandic Victoria, Kista, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Corporate sauna in a Russian harbour
I attended a workshop at a private corporate facility in Kirkkonummi, and it turns out that there was both a very nice sauna, swimming place, as well as ruins from the Russian occupation times: a railroad leading to a rock, almost disappeared harbour pier. Nice surprise!
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June 2019, Corporate Sauna, Kirkkonummi, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool, Waterbody-Sea); Urban-Exploration (Ruins)

Free sauna, but $$$ for shower
Kinnerstugan, north of Visby in Gotland, Sweden, has a nice sauna. Plenty hot! And it is free... except that you need 5 crown coins for the showers.
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June 2019, Kinnerstugan, Gotland, Sweden
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Recycling the Mäntyvihta
It turns out one can recycle the pine bath whisk. Just stick it in a terrace flower box, just like people normally decorate their terraces with evergreen tree branches.
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June 2019, House Arkko, Kauniainen, Finland
Sauna (Normal)

Den Haag Spa at the Crowne Plaza
For a work meeting, I stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Hague. It turned out that they had a nice spa area, with four different saunas and good pool.
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June 2019, Crowne Plaza, Hague, Netherlands
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Mäntyvihta (pine bath whisk)
Wow. This was something else, a vihta (bath whisk) made of pine branches.
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June 2019, House Arkko, Kauniainen, Finland
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Lähteen sauna
My colleagues had organised an event at the Lähteen Sauna, in the area of the Lapinlahti mental institute. Ex. institute... and Lähteen sauna is as far as I know, the oldest still operating sauna in Helsinki that is still open to public.
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June 2019, Lähteen sauna, Lapinlahti, Helsinki, Finland
Sauna (Normal)

Spreewald
While driving around in Germany, I had an opportunity to visit the Spreewald area.
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June 2019, Spreewald Therme, Burg, Germany
Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

This is the 5th set of articles. The previous sets were set 1, set 2, set 3, and set 4. The next sets are set 6, set 7, set 8, set 9, set 10, and set 11.

The Saunablogger articles appeared originally in the Blogspot Planetskier series, at TGR posts, or at the Relaa website. See also the articles about skiing, caving, urban exploration, climbing, cycling, flying, and swimming.