Finland

The land of Saunas

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Toni Leppänen

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Teemu Heljo

Finnish people love their saunas. It’s a religion, kind of. Well, that might be debatable, but disliking sauna is like a blasphemy in Finland. DUMBØ visited Sauna Grand Prix, an event held in Ikaalinen, which gathered together the latest innovations in the sphere of mobile-sauna community. We learned, that with a little amount of Finnish stubbornness, you can build a sauna out of -what ever- if that is what you fancy. Here’s our photo report from the event of good vibrations.

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Mobile sauna owners from all over the country brought their masterpieces to the event. Sauna Kapten here had two saunas on his fleet. This one is called Leidi.

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A friendly clown was there to give people the giggles.

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A military style sauna tent and a welcome committee.

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Proud owner of a rather unique heating system.

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These BugRun veterans offered a sauna experience in a pretty posh Volkswagen.

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The other owner of the barrel sauna, build by two brothers.

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This one must be from Kauhava.

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It was most certainly an enjoyable day for everyone involved.

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Some of the saunas really reflected the laid back attitude of the Finnish sauna culture. Reinikainen showing some attitude.

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"Löylyä, löylyä!" Sauna hat was the weapon of choice for many heat lovers.

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"Rytö-Läjä" had some decorations on its yard.

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This cutie fits two people and goes by the name of Bunny.

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A sauna equipped with a TV screen. What-a-place to watch the game with the boys.

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Motor Show.

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Sauna Grand Prix was a stress free zone.

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