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Standard Finnish Sauna

Authentic traditional sauna experience

A traditional Finnish sauna is a type of sauna that uses dry heat to create a hot, humid environment. The heat is typically generated by a wood-burning stove or an electric heater, and the temperature inside the sauna can reach up to 185°F (85°C) or higher. In a Finnish sauna, the heat is dry, instead of the humidity found in a steam room. The traditional Finnish sauna is typically heated to between 75°C and 95°C (at the top of the sauna near the ceiling) and it is the heat of the room that causes the person to become warmer and sweat.


Water is poured onto heated sauna stones to create the distinctive löyly, or atmosphere, of a traditional steam sauna. This atmosphere can be as humid or as dry as the sauna bather desires - although typically it is kept to around 5% to 15%. People using a traditional Finnish sauna will typically stay in the sauna room for anywhere up to 30 minutes, after which time they may choose to get out and take a cold shower or ‘plunge’ (complete submersion in cold water) before repeating the process as many times as is desired. This cycle of sauna and plunge is used to improve circulation and muscle function, stimulate the immune system, and also release endorphins.

Traditionally, Finns would use a bundle of birch branches, called vihta or vasta, to gently beat their skin and increase circulation. After the sauna, people would typically cool off by taking a dip in a lake or a cold shower, and then relax in a rest room or outside.

Saunas have been a part of Finnish culture for centuries, and are considered a place to relax and socialize. Many Finns consider it as a way of life and has health benefits such as reducing stress, improving cardiovascular health, and helping to relieve pain.

Key Features

  • Robust CLS timber frame for longevity

  • Can be altered on site to fit the space

  • ASPEN / ALDER cladding with benches in the same colour

  • Standard glass door with a wooden door knob

  • HARVIA WALL sauna heater with built in luminous controls

  • Ceramic sauna light with frost diffuser

*Please note that although primarily sold as dry hot saunas, most of these traditional Finnish saunas can be used in conjunction with combi-bio sauna heaters to convert these to a 'BIO SAUNA' please see the Bio Sauna page.

Below are some of the more popular traditional sauna sizes installed by us and also sold as DIY kits for competent DIY enthusiasts:

(the space doesn't have to be exactly as the sauna dimensions, all saunas are built on site so we can adapt to space available) 

SANA Standard Finnish Sauna Prices

Upto 1.2m X 1.0m

Compact Single Sauna

Total fully installed £5,995

Upto 1.5m X 1.2m

Medium 3 Person Sauna

Total fully installed £6,995

Upto 2.1m X 1.8m

Large 6 Person Sauna

Total fully installed £8,995

Upto 1.2m X 1.2m

Small Couples Sauna

Total fully installed £6,495

Upto 1.8m X 1.5m

Medium 4 Person Sauna

Total fully installed £7,995

Upto 2.4m X 2.1m

Extra Large 8 Person Sauna

Total fully installed £9,995

*Prices include:

  • FF-PIR Sauna Insulation

  • Sauna Vapour Barrier & Joining Tape

  • ALDER / ASPEN Sauna Wall Panelling with Discrete Mounting Clips

  • ALDER / ASPEN Sauna Bench Timber

  • One or Two Sauna Headrests (depending on sauna size)

  • Ceramic Sauna Light with Frost Diffuser

  • Standard Sauna Door with Wooden Door Knob (specify left or right opening)

  • Wall Mounted or Free Standing Sauna Heater with Built in Controls

  • Sauna Thermo-Hygrometer


**Installation excludeS preparation work or builders work (to be done by others based on our drawings)


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