The best dates to travel to Finland?

The best date for travel to Finland is the first week of June when a range of once-in-a-lifetime sauna experiences take place as part of World Sauna Forum 2024.

Jyväskylä, Finland, April 22, 2024 – “When is the best time to visit Finland?” is one of the most commonly asked questions by international sauna aficionados.

The answer is simple, says Carita Harju, founder and executive director of Sauna from Finland. “The perfect time to visit Finland is the first week of June when numerous unique events take place for World Sauna Forum 2024 and Sauna Region Week in Finnish Lakeland,” says Harju.

Tickets are going quickly for World Sauna Forum 2024, a two-day event which takes place June 6-7, 2024 in Jyväskylä, coinciding neatly with Sauna Region Week from June 3-9, 2024.

Savutuvan Apaja, Jyväskylä, FINLAND

Here are Sauna from Finland’s top 5 event picks:

  1. Enjoy Narvi Night at Savutuvan Apaja
    One of the most popular World Sauna Forum highlights is the authentic Finnish sauna and dinner evening held at Savutuvan Apaja on June 7, before National Sauna Day on June 8. This year guests will also have the opportunity to try out the Saunarekka truck, a six-metre steam on wheels entertainment centre that has been gracing festivals in Finland and Europe since 2003.
  2. Meet saunamaster Pentti Hakala, vihta-making world champion
    Hakala is an expert guide on how to make an authentic birch sauna whisk, known as a vihta or vasta in Finnish. He will be at Sataman Viilu, the WSF 2024 official event venue, on June 7 for special sessions on how to make your own sauna whisk.
  3. Stretch with sauna yoga founder Tiina Vainio
    Vainio developed sauna yoga, the all-encompassing exercise for body and mind through gentle movement, breathing and warmth. She will at Sataman Viilu, the WSF 2024 official event venue, on June 6 and 7 to offer guided sauna yoga sessions.
  4. Try a range of wellbeing products
    In addition to a versatile seminar, WSF 2024 offers hands-on experiences including the Sauna and Wellness market with more than 20 businesses and the opportunity to sample a range of new beauty care products.
  5. Experience the power of hot and cold
    Try the onsite design saunas at stylish event venue Sataman Viilu paired a refreshing dip in Lake Päijänne, or step into one of the event’s pop-up saunas and check out Avantopool’s portable ice baths for cooling off in between steamy sessions.

World Sauna Forum 2024 is a global gathering of sauna enthusiasts featuring keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and a variety of immersive sauna experiences. Created and organized by the Sauna from Finland organization, it brings together companies, buyers, and professionals.


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