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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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Boiling with the best Tokyo bay view
Huh, pretty hot weather. And hot sauna. Burning in both, almost. And thick carpets in the sauna! But what a view over the sea, Tokyo downtown, and the rainbow bridge.
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January 2019, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Outdoor, Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

The Kauniainen Swimming Hall
I often go to various exotic saunas and swimming pools (or holes in ice), but I have to lift up also my home town swimming hall in Kauniainen. Small, old, and not particularly fancy. But, a very nice place to put in some laps.
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December 2018, Kauniaisten uimahalli, Kauniainen, Finland
Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

No car, no skilift, no problem
No car, no skilift, no problem! My car is broken, but fortunately, since I live in the world's happiest town, I can walk to the ski hill, ski down to the bus stop, take the public transport to the public swimming pool, and lock my skis in the bike rack. And return by train.
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December 2018, Kauniainen ski hill, Kauniainen, Finland; Keski-Espoon Uimahalli, Espoo, Finland
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor)

Sauna in the middle of the living room
An infrared sauna in the middle of the living room? What an idea!
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November 2018, Cordial Golf and Wellness Hotel Kitzb├╝hel, Kitzb├╝hel, Austria
Sauna (Infrared); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Sauna at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Today I'm staying at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza. My usual hotel search includes the condition that it must have a sauna. Elite has one, too :-)
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November 2018, Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Stockholm, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Bangkok Sauna
I also had to test the sauna at my meeting hotel, the Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Bangkok.
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November 2018, Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Bangkok, Thailand
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Amaranten Sauna
In the 1990s I used to spend a lot of time at the Amaranten hotel in Stockholm. It has been a long time... but now I visited it again. It is still quite a decent hotel, nice rooms. However, the sauna ... leaves something to be desired.
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October 2018, Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Sauna in Harbin
I was on a business trip in Harbin, China, at a decent hotel, the Songbei Shangri-La. It turned out that they had a VERY nice pool and sauna area.
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September 2018, Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin, China
Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Berghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel
On my recent trip to Austria, I stayed for a few days in Hintertux at the Berghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel. Hintertux is already by itself an amazing environment with the green hills and towering mountains and glaciers. But the Berghof turned out to be perhaps the best sauna & spa hotel that I've been to!
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August 2018, Berghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel, Hintertux, Austria
Sauna (Normal, Steam, Infrared); Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Sauna at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
I'm staying at a conference in Montreal, at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth hotel.
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July 2018, Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Own sauna and bath whisk from the garden!
Rare vihta from own garden. I should cut down an overgrown jungle of trees, but first things first: using the branches for a good purpose :-) And the tree-cutting... maybe some day.
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July 2018, House Arkko, Kauniainen, Finland
Sauna (Normal)

Sauna in Rome
After a day of waiting in lines for sights in 36 degree sunshine, it was time for a sauna. Fortunately, the Hilton Garden Inn at Calridge had one. Or two, really, a Finnish and Turkish saunas. Quite nice, quite hot, and there was a bucket of water to throw on the heater as well.
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July 2018, Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, Rome, Italy
Sauna (Normal)

LivingWell at Heathrow Airport
The LivingWell gym club has a facility at the Terminal 4 Hilton in Heathrow. Is it any good?
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July 2018, Hilton Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Travel

Cleaning up rat shit in the cabin
+10C, raining, high winds, cleaning up ratshit in the cabin, a fallen tree on our swimspot... HAPPY MIDSUMMER!!!
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June 2018, Arkko summer cottage, Teisko, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Lake, Beach)

Camping Sauna
At the Lummelunda campsite, someone had constructed a sauna out of tarp. Rocks would be heated in a nearby fire pit, and then brought inside for the heating of the sauna.
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June 2018, Lummelunda campsite, Lummelunda, Gotland, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Solbergabadet
While at the caver's camp, I felt like I needed a shower... and a sauna. Solbergabadet in Visby to the rescue!
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June 2018, Solbergabadet, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

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