Activity Sauna

Under the sky of Lapland the sauna steam feels better than normal. Experience the calm of a sauna raft, the heat of a smoke sauna or one of the hotel saunas in the town.

Saunas in Sodankylä

  • In the town centre, saunas are turned on every evening both in the Hotelli Sodankylä and the Hotelli Karhu, and they can be used by non-guests for a few euros. Also Loito Oy rents their cosy log sauna by the Kitinen river.
  • On Lake Orajärvi, you can book a lakeshore sauna in the Vuontistuvat cabins and a sauna raft.
  • In the Amethyst Spa of Luosto you can find, in addition to saunas, a swimming pool and a selection of relaxing treatments. You can read more about the possibilities for visiting a sauna and ice-hole swimming in Luosto and Pyhä at
  • In Tankavaara you can visit a sauna, once you reserve it, in the Tankavaara Gold Village.

Experience the steam of a sauna raft on beautiful Lake Orajärvi

Orajärvi is a beautiful large lake just 15 km from Sodankylä town centre. The lake is dominated by the rugged Oratunturi fell, whose peaks rise above the northern shore of Orajärvi. On the sauna raft you can admire the view of the fells, the blue shimmering waters of Lake Orajärvi and the unbroken calm of Lapland while enjoying the steam and silence. Take a dip in the invigorating Lapland waters straight from the raft!

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