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Sauna

In the sauna

Items, actions or events in the sauna.

WordDescription
Kauha, kippoThe ladle or spoon used to throw water onto the sauna’s stove.
KiuasSauna heater or stove.
KiuaskivetThe stones for the sauna’s stove.
KiuluA small bucket used for the löyly water, usually made of plastic or wood with rope.
Laudeliina, peflettiThe towel or paper one can sit on, typically used in a public sauna.
LauteetElevated benches one sits on in the Löylyhuone.
LöylyThe act of throwing water on sauna’s stove and the heat, humidity and temperature in the sauna as a result of the steam.
RäppänäA small air hole near the top of the Löylyhuone, typically adjustable with a slideboard.
Vihta, vastaA whip or whisk typically made of birch branches. Used to beat self or others in sauna.

Rooms of the sauna

WordDescription
LöylyhuoneRoom where the saunaing takes place.
PesuhuoneWashing room, which is often the same room as the Löylyhuone but cleaning is done after saunaing.
PukuhuoneDressing room.

Types of sauna

WordDescription
PuusaunaWood sauna, the most common type found in public or cabin saunas.
SähkösaunaElectric sauna, the usual type for personal or home saunas.
SavusaunaSmoke sauna, less common than wood saunas or electric saunas.