This year is set to be the year of Estonia’s original social network — the sauna. When the stones heat up, Estonians open up. It is a place for sharing and connection, cleansing, and relaxing. It is the one social interaction in Estonia that is always better in real life than online. Visit Estonia in 2023 and celebrate the Year of the Sauna!
Although sauna may seem like a winter activity, Estonians go all year round as Sauna is an ancient tradition that still plays an important role in Estonian culture. Traditionally, sauna evenings take place on Thursdays, Saturdays, and the night before a major holiday — like on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, or on June 23rd, the night before Jaanipäev. However, there are always opportunities to go to the sauna — family gatherings and birthdays are celebrated with sauna. If you don’t have a reason, inventing one is perfectly acceptable. When you visit Estonia, a trip to the sauna is the most “like a local” experience you can have.
How to find hot sauna in Estonia – read here