Saunas: The essence of Finland's heartbeat

The thousands-year-old sauna tradition has deeply integrated into the fabric of Finnish identity. It extends beyond mere relaxation, embodying a sense of communal bonding, spiritual cleansing, and freedom. Recently, the accompanying ritual of immersing into icy waters after a sauna has gained comparable popularity across Nordic countries.

To learn more about the history of sauna read The 10,000-year-old origins of the sauna.

Video by Maria Teresa Alvarado

Produced by Natalia Guerrero