An Englishman in a sauna

When Finns first tell you about sauna, they’ll normally reassure you of a couple of things.  Firstly it’s just for relaxation and bathing, and secondly it’s completely normal to be naked in a hot (75C +) confined space with other strangers.  The ways to spot a non-Finn in a sauna, other than poor language skills, is that they don’t believe either of these facts and they will normally be the first one to leave; ie – no Finn will leave the sauna before a non-Finn. Continue reading