Sauna is an important part of Finnish state of mind. Already 2000 years ago, the sauna has been a part of Finnish culture. The sauna as building is much more than just a place for bath. Over centuries it was used for nursing the sick, curing meat, washing clothes and fermenting malt. In the autumn local women gathered in a sauna to spin linen from flax – in company, the tedious work seemed much lighter.
The forefather of saunas is the smoke sauna, a traditional form of sauna without a chimney. In the massive stove of the Himos smoke sauna we have over 1600 kg of stone to provide a long soothing bath for hours. Heating the sauna with wood is slow and has its own rituals. Come and see, hear and smell how the sauna is awaken. After the sauna is heated you can have a bath in it, in the winter the bravest can even have a dip in the ice-hole or roll in the snow!
Sauna is kind of a big thing for Himos and Jämsä. Alone in the resort of Himos there is an indoor sauna in every holiday cottage, which counts up close to 500 that are being rented by Himos Holiday. In addition to Sauna Village there are group saunas that are heated by order, saunas on the boat and 3 sauna manufacturers in the town.
Also the cutest sauna type in the world, barrel sauna, was invented in Koskenpää, Jämsä some 60 years ago. Not to mention the clay workshop that makes stove flowers, the felt factory that does sauna hats.
Enjoy sauna in the shores of Patalahti Lake. Swim in the lake and have a bath in the jacuzzi!
Experience traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Beautiful views to Patalahti lake and swimming possibility in the lake or relaxing bath in the outdoor jacuzzi.
Himos Sauna Yard is great sauna experience for groups
The historic Sauna Village has sauna structures built from the 18th century.
We especially recommend the sausage menu (Lamb, beer and grilling sausages, capers and potato salad, bavarian salad) or Caesar salad.
During the story-driven sauna, the sauna master will talk enchantingly; a lot of things will be told, but in an inspirational and extensive manner. You will hear stories about the history of sauna and Finnish sauna customs, the healing powers of whisking, herbs used in the sauna, spirit of the sauna steams and the sauna enchantments.
The sauna master’s tales take about one hour. After that you can go to sauna.
Both saunas are right next to a lake and even in the winter time it is possible to dip yourself in the lake to cool down.
Saunamaster’s speech will be held in English.
Sauna master’s lecture about the Finnish sauna traditions and sauna culture
Price: 100 € / group
Duration: 1 hour
Sauna master’s lecture and use of the chosen sauna and outdoor jacuzzi
Price: Smoke sauna 560 € / group, Lakeside sauna 430 €/group
Duration: 1 hour lecture + 3 hours of sauna
The sauna master will provide guidance in the deepest essence of the sauna and whisking rituals. The baths of the three continents, which tells more about the history of the sauna and from the spirit of the sauna, the sauna master will provide healing enchantments and will whisk willing participants in their chosen whisk, along with enchantments. Sauna whisking in its most healing way is done in three gentle sessions. Sauna bathers can enjoy tea and relax in the languor of the sauna. For an additional fee, a heated outdoor jacuzzi in the sauna yard can be enjoyed for 160 € / reservation.
Price of electric sauna (lakeside sauna):
155 € / pers., group 2 – 3 pers. (children 4-12 yr half price)
88 € / pers., group 4 – 6 pers.
85 € / pers., group 7 – 15 pers.
Price of smoke sauna:
230 € / pers., group 2 – 3 pers. (children 4-12 yr half price)
115 € / pers., group 4 – 6 pers.
110 € / pers., group 7 – 15 pers.