Sauna, hot tube and iceswimming
The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland – an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place for easing with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation. The traditional sauna days are Wednesday and Saturday. The idea of swimming in freezing water may seem foolish to most but many Scandinavians swear by it, and declare that not only is it safe but healthy too. From December to end of April you can go iceswimming in Tornioriver.
Sauna in Nordic House (Pirtti) and Sauna in Siikakartano
Please note that the saunas and pools are wood-heated – a suitable sauna time is about two-three hours.
If two saunas and pools are needed – there are more saunas in the Pirtti sauna building
There is no sale of alcohol at Siikakartano so it would be good to bring any necessary alcohol-drinks, sauna beers, wines etc…