Sauna ritual

Activity facts

Duration: 2,5 hours Suitable for: Everyone Restrictions: We don’t recommend pregnant women or people with cardiovascular diseases to plunge into the hole in the ice during the sauna ritual. Group capacity: Who is it suitable for: Everyone Included: Light finger food, towel & bathrobe, spa-products, diploma Gather at: Jukkasjärvi Culture Sauna
Relaxing and wholesome sauna experience. Pamper body and soul with a specially composed sauna ritual including a roll in the snow and an ice plunge.
The sauna has a long tradition in northern Sweden and the contrasts between hot and cold is said to have wholesome effects, so take the opportunity and use the sauna like a local in Jukkasjärvi Culture Sauna. Do the ten steps in Jukkasjärvi Sauna Ritual and try everything from the sauna, wash yourself with tar soap, take a plunge into Torne River and have a pleasant moment in the heated outdoor bathtubs. The sauna guide instructs and tells you about the basics of the sauna, all in Jukkasjärvi Culture Sauna, the cradle of the Swedish Sauna Academy and an institution made by enthusiast Kalle Grundberg.


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Loan of bathrobe and towel as well as ecological, locally produced spa-products from C/O Gerd. You will also receive a Jukkasjärvi Sauna Diploma to bring home.
Required to bring
Your own swimsuit or swimming trunks.
Maybe pack a change of clothes after your renewal in Torne River, one of Europe's cleanest rivers.

Keep in mind

The activity is held at the Jukkasjärvi Culture Sauna, close to the restaurant The Old Homestead, about 800 meters from Icehotel. The staff in activity desk are happy to assist you with a map upon request. You will receive your towel and bathrobe on site. We can truly recommend to dress warm for the walk in winter!
Departure time
The activity always begins on scheduled time, gather at Meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier, equipt and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Riverside lobby well ahead to get equipt if that is included in the activity. Read more about equipment offered for this particular activity in the section above.
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