Saunomista Kukkaromaessa Hannu Pakarinen. Kuvaaja: Hannu Pakarinen
Photo: Hannu Pakarinen, Finnish Sauna Society

Sauna Culture in Finland

The sauna culture is the first Finnish element on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Finland ratified the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013. In Finland, the Finnish Heritage Agency is responsible for the implementation of the Convention.

Ask us more!
  • Mirva Mattila, Ministry of Education and Culture
    mirva.mattila@minedu.fi, tel. +358 2953 30269
  • Leena Marsio, Finnish Heritage Agency
    leena.marsio@museovirasto.fi, tel. +358 2953 36017
  • Ritva Ohmeroluoma, Finnish Sauna Society
    ritvaohmeroluoma@gmail.com. tel. +358 400 109 021