Finland has 3.3 million saunas for a population of 5.3 million!

Cartoon illustration of a man in a saunaFinland has 3.3 million saunas for a population of 5.3 million! They can be found in homes, offices, sports centres, hotels, ships and even mines.

For the Finnish people, the sauna (a room for dry or wet heat sessions) is not a luxury, but a necessity.

The only Finnish word to make it into English is “sauna”.

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