If you are heading to Helsinki, Finland and want to truly immerse yourself in the culture, a trip to a local sauna is a must! The Finns love their saunas and view them as a part of life. In fact, ‘sauna’ is actually a Finnish word. It is estimated there are around two million saunas in Finland to support a population of 5.3 million people which is  about one per household: The president and the prime minister even have official saunas, corporations and some homes have their own as well, but there are many public saunas. The idea of the Finnish sauna began as…

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