Authentic Finnish Sauna Experiences


Relax in a smoke sauna or try our unique ice sauna, unwind in the whirlpool under the northern sky or book the guided SaunaTour to get into the secrets of Finnish Sauna culture. 

Member of Sauna from Finland  Saunatour

Hitech savusauna


Pyhäpiilo Nature Spa is surrounded by beautiful wilderness landscapes, it is a hidden place by a sacred fell on the shore of lake Pyhäjärvi. The place radiates peace and serenity and you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a visit to Pyhäpiilo.

In addition to the saunas you also find a panoramic lounge with fireplace overlooking Pyhäjärvi lake and Pyhävaara hill. This lounge is suitable for small dinners, meetings and gatherings. 

Pyhäpiilo is located about 6 km from Ruka village and about 3 km from Rukan Salonki. 

Pyhäpiilo Nature Spa

saunas, wellness treatments and social events

Experience the authentic Finnish smoke sauna or winter time ice-sauna unlike anywhere else in the world! Our sauna treatments are based on Finnish traditional remedies. like herbal body scrub or cleansing socks. These treatments are a social event and the premises can host up to 40 persons. 

Ask us for a tailored offer for your group! 

Pyhäpiilon jääsauna

Pyhäpiilo Ice Sauna

The ice sauna is located by the lake shore, only a few steps from the smoke sauna and the indoor premises. There is room for up to 10 people at the time. The ice sauna is a truly exotic experience – how can a room made entirely of ice be warm? It is, gently warm and perfectly steamy. 

Ice sauna is always combined with the indoor facilities. To maximize the arctic sauna feel, take a dip in the ice hole next to the ice sauna. 

Ice sauna is available on advance reservation only and for private parties only. 

Ask us for a tailored offer for your group!

Other Saunas

We have smaller saunas in our offering too, suitable for parties from 2 persons. 

Ask us for an offer for your party!



The way to learn about Finnish Sauna

For Finns sauna is an institution, something very essential in life and a must-have. But why do the Finns love their sauna baths so much, is it not just sitting in a hot room?

Your authorized sauna guide will tell you about the Finnish sauna and its health benefits and traditions. The sauna guide will advice you on how to make the perfect “löyly” happen, that is the steam in the sauna and also advice you to the use of a body scrub made of Lappish wild herbs.

Between the heats you can cool off by taking a dip in the refreshing lake, or ice-hole if winter or eve rolling in the snow in your birthday suit!

A generous sauna snack and herbal tea are served in the sauna lounge, where you can relax and cool off after the sauna. 

The total duration is 3 hrs. SaunaTour for parties less than 15 persons takes place in Rukan Salonki Starsauna. 

Available daily on request. Reservations are required. 

SaunaTour prices: 
Min 2 persons 95 € / person
Min 4 persons 75 € / person

Outdoor whirlpool 100 € / group

For SaunaTour bookings for larger groups, we use Pyhäpiilo Nature Spa, price on request according to group size. 

Inquiries and reservations per e-mail


Authentic smoke-sauna, ice-sauna and wild food dinner

An evening the Finnish way, wellbeing and flavors from nature

Pyhäpiilo sauna were among the first saunas in Finland to be awarded with the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience -certificate. This certificate is given to high-quality saunas that present the true values of Finnish Sauna. The certified sauna guide will tell you about sauna traditions and history and assists you to get started. There are separated shower and dressing rooms for ladies and gentlemen, and we ask all guests to bring their bathing suits. There are towels and slippers at the sauna.

One highlight of this experience is the unique ice-sauna. The sauna itself is built from huge ice-blocks, the benches are of wood, so you can sit and relax while enjoying the very moist heat of this special sauna. And yes, it is a warm sauna, even if built of ice.

There is an ice-hole in the lake for the brave ones that wish to have their adrenalin going and also an outdoor whirlpool for relaxing under the northern sky.

After the saunas you feel relaxed and fresh – and hungry. The delicious wild food dinner is served in the panorama lounge of Pyhäpiilo. The 3-course menu is made of local seasonal ingredients and features wild food. Beverages are available on spot (not included in the price).

Total duration 4 hrs. 
Min 4 persons, max 12 

Available on Wednesdays 17:00 on request. Reservations are required. 

Tour and dinner price: 
160 € / adult
96 € / child 4-11 yrs

Prices incl transfers from Rukan Salonki

Inquiries and reservations per e-mail

Herkuttele saunassa

Sauna snacks and beverages

Order a snack and some beverages to the sauna

Have a delicious after-sauna reindeer or salmon meal in the barbecue hut by Starsauna, by the open fire, in the traditional way. Or a sauna-sausage as the Finns have. In Pyhäpiilo we can serve a 3-course dinner or an exciting seasonal outdoors Laavu-dinner. 

For a private rental of the premises a generous snack is included: 

  • Cold cuts of reindeer and salmon
  • Selection of local breads and cheeses
  • Root vegetable and potato crisps
  • Rye crisps
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Herbal tea and fresh water

Further drinks can be delivered to the sauna. Drinks only by order.

Sauna menus
Sausage mix  23 € / person
– elksausage, BBQ-sausage, spicy sausage served with potato wedges and green salad, pickled red onion, ketchup, herb mustard and mayonnaise

Flatbread rolls  18 € / person
Lappish flatbread rolls with reindeer, salmon or vegetarian filling, green salad, tomato-onion pickles, sour cream sauce

Ask us more on sauna meals and beverages!

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