Arctic Sauna World
Explore the variety of Finnish saunas in Arctic sauna world
Arctic sauna world is located on the shore of Lake Jeris, next to the National Park of Pallas-Ylläs. Lake Jeris is a holy lake for Sami people and known for its generous fish catches throughout the Finnish history.
Sauna is a unique place where four elements earth, water, air and fire are combined to create the fifth element, steamy löyly, the spirit of sauna. In Finnish literature Löyly is a synonym for a spirit, also a part of our soul in Finnish mythology. For Finns sauna is the place for relaxation, meditation, mental and physical cleanliness.
Four elements are known all over the world. We have created four saunas for you to balance your elements through our saunas. These saunas, Tapio, Ukko, Ilmatar and Vellamo represent the elements through our mythological gods and goddesses.
If you wish, you can reserve our fifth sauna Repo for your private use.
Arctic Sauna World will open on December 1, 2019
Mon-Sun: 25 € / 3 hours
Ilmatar – The Air Sauna
Ilmatar, Goddes of wind, the first mother in the beginning of times.
Sauna of Ilmatar has no fire or thick walls. Infrared heaters inside a traditional kota, Lappish teepee provides with soft and gentle heat. Sauna of Ilmatar is half sauna, half relaxing room to enjoy the pure summer nature and windy atmosphere. Bright light therapy and the sounds of nature brings the warm feeling of Lappish summer during the polar night.
Ukko – The Fire Sauna
Ukko, the king of all gods, Master of lighting, fire and air.
Our most traditional sauna, the smoke sauna belongs to Ukko. During the heating process smoke goes through the whole sauna colouring it black and giving the scent of smoke. This dark atmospheric sauna provides fiery and hot Löyly if you ask for it.
Vellamo – The Water Sauna
Vellamo, goddess of water, the ruler of lakes and rivers, wherever there is water, Vellamo is present. Sauna has a panoramic view over lake Jeris. Texture of water reflects on the surfaces of sauna creating a calming atmosphere. Sauna of Vellamo gives you soft and moist Löyly making this sauna perfect for longer relaxation.
Tapio – The Earth Sauna
Tapio is the antlered king of forest, protector of the animals. In this sauna you can find the feeling of earth and forest. Sauna is split to four directions, North, East, South and West. Each providing different kind of Löyly.