TRY THE TRADITIONAL
IF YOUR TRAVELS take you to Finland, and you want to experience the best in traditional, wood-burning saunas, arrange a visit to The Kotiharjun Sauna in Helsinki. Although it was renovated in 1999, its architecture has remained unchanged since it was built in 1928.
Its uppermost benches — the hottest, most prime places — accommodate about 30 people, with more space available on the lower levels. As dictated by tradition, there are separate rooms for men and women, however both sexes can relax together over nonalcoholic beverages after their baths in the common area outside. There’s no need to make reservations and you can stay in as long as you want.