Online Helsinki Experience: Sauna and Ice Swimming
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Discover everything about authentic Finnish sauna and wellness rituals, from ice swimming to quirky local habits and sauna drinks. Chat with a local Finnish guide on this interactive virtual experience and teach your body and mind to endure extreme heat and cold. Note: This tour starts at 6pm (Sundays) local Helsinki time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in Helsinki local time.

Highlights


  • Discover how sauna bathing combined with ice swimming can improve your mood

  • Learn the health benefits of exposing your body to extreme temperatures

  • Learn to master essential sauna vocabulary

  • Discover the many different ways to enjoy your sauna and cold-water swimming experience

  • Test your newfound knowledge with a fun interactive quiz

Local English-speaking guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local, English-speaking guide

Where do we meet?

From the comfort of your own home! This tour starts at 6 pm (Sun) Helsinki time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in Helsinki local time.

Where does the tour end?

The comfort of your own home

What is the duration of the tour?

1 hour

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.

HIGHLIGHTS
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Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By taking this tour, you are helping a local tour guide to earn an income unable to work due to the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • The only Finnish word to have made its way into everyday English is "sauna." But do you know how to pronounce it the correct way? Learn this and many other local tips in this interactive online experience about Finland’s sauna culture! Your host will explain the differences between public and private saunas, and bust some myths related to saunas. They’ll also teach you sauna etiquette and some of the essential words you need to know, all of which will make your future in-person visits to Finnish saunas significantly smoother. Mastering the dos and don’ts will help you to focus on the most important thing: relaxing. Your host will tell you about essential sauna gear and explain the seemingly quirky traditions like whipping yourself with a bundle of birch twigs, and why it’s so natural for Finns to bathe in a sauna fully naked. Learn about the typical local drinks to keep you hydrated and make your sauna experience complete. You’ll also discuss the benefits of cold-water immersion and learn some tips and tricks to prepare yourself at home to endure cold conditions. We will finish our online experience with a fun, interactive quiz about sauna bathing and ice swimming. But before we sign off, your host will take a cold dip live on camera, to prove that anyone can do it – including you!  

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