Since I´m norwegian I thought that it´s about time that I blog about something norwegian. I found this floating sauna online at Openbuilding. (The quotes are also from here) The sauna is located in Hardangerfjorden, which is one of the most popular fjords in Norway.
What you can see here is a Finnish sauna room, which can be heated up to 90 C. You can also do it during wintertime, when it´s -20 C outside. A sauna is enjoyed by sitting on the wooden benches throwing cold water at the heated stones.
“Sweat and silence, mental purification and physical maintainance. Anchored in the middle of the fjord, a level of privacy is maintained for bathers. Little winter daylight comes through transparent walls. At night sauna shines as a floating lantern. Access with rowing boat only. Descending swimming straight through the floor of water. Using any kind of soap is prohibited due to ecological reasons.“
“This project is possible to construct due to the warm Gulf-stream meeting the west coast of Norway, keeping the sea ice-free the whole year. In Finland sea is mostly ice-covered from December to April, and this sauna should be lifted ashore in wintertime.“