Saunas are not a status or status symbol for Finns, and no one wants to live without a sauna, whether it's a house with a courtyard or a rented apartment.
Sharing a sauna with others is also a way for Finns to connect emotionally. The conversations in the sauna are all about real topics, and even some big decisions are made in the sauna.
Many Finnish babies who are a few months old have their first sauna experience, and then never stop throughout their lives. This naked way of revealing goes straight to the depths of human nature, and it also shapes the Finnish people's ill-mannered and polite character.
1. How often do Finns use saunas?
90% of Finns go to the sauna 2-3 times a week.
2. How many saunas are there in Finland?
There are more than 3 million saunas in Finland (the population of Finland in 2018 was more than 5 million).
3. What is the most important factor in a sauna?
Steam is called l ö yly in Finnish. It brings a shimmering haze and also helps maintain the temperature.
4. What does sauna mean to Finns?
It is an inseparable way of life.