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.

  • Mirva Mattila, Ministry of Education and Culture, tel. +358 2953 30269
  • Leena Marsio, Finnish Heritage Agency, tel. +358 2953 36017
  • Ritva Ohmeroluoma, Finnish Sauna Society tel. +358 400 109 021