Turku Outdoor - Cold Swimming & Sauna
Classic Finnish hot sauna to ice cold lake/ do it like local
Available in Finnish and English
12 spots per experience
October - March
What are we going to do
Enjoy Turku Finland, like Locals? Do you want to do traditional sauna and cold swimming? Come with friends and family or just by yourself. See Turku like I see it. Try some Finnish sports and of course sauna and winter swim in a local sea or lake.
This is a very classic way to experience the winter&sauna&cold in Finland.
It is a small cozy winter swimming place with 3 different saunas, ice cold lake, and jacuzzi hot tub.
If you are up for an adventure, please ask more over the chat and book your #saunamoment
MEETING POINT ADRESS: Järveläntie 133, 20540 Lieto
Winter swimming is the activity of swimming during the winter season, typically in outdoor locations (open water swimming) or in unheated pools or lidos. In colder countries it may be synonymous with ice swimming, when the water is frozen over. This requires either breaking the ice or entering where a spring prevents the formation of ice. It may also be simulated by a pool of water at 0 °C (32 °F), the temperature at which water freezes.Winter swimming can be dangerous to people who are not used to swimming in very cold water. After submersion in cold water the cold shock response will occur, causing an uncontrollable gasp for air. This is followed by hyperventilation, a longer period of more rapid breathing. The gasp for air can cause a person to ingest water, which leads to drowning. As blood in the limbs is cooled and returns to the heart, this can cause fibrillation and consequently cardiac arrest. The cold shock response and cardiac arrest are the most common causes of death related to cold water immersion.
Winter swimming isn't dangerous for healthy persons, but should be avoided by individuals with heart or respiratory diseases, obesity, high blood pressure and arrhythmia, as well as children and the elderly. Through conditioning, experienced winter swimmers have a greater resistance to effects of the cold shock response.
Hypothermia poses a smaller risk. According to Tucker and Dugas, it takes more than approximately 30 minutes even in 0 °C water until the body temperature drops low enough for hypothermia to occur. Many people would probably be able to survive for almost an hour. There is no consensus on these figures however; according to different estimates a person can survive for 45 minutes in 0.3 °C water, but exhaustion or unconsciousness is expected to occur within 15 minutes. Consuming alcohol before winter swimming should be avoided because it speeds the onset and progression of hypothermia.
Care should be taken when winter swimming in swimming pools and seas near the polar regions. The chlorine added to water in swimming pools and the salt in seawater allow the water to remain liquid at sub-zero temperatures. Swimming in such water is significantly more challenging and dangerous. The experienced winter swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh swam near the North Pole in −1.7 °C (28.9 °F) water and suffered a frostbite injury in his fingers. It took him four months to regain sensation in his hands.
Although there are risks associated with the practice, scientific studies also provide some evidence for the following health benefits.
When compared to a control group on the profile of mood states rating scale, winter swimmers experience less stress and fatigue and more vigor. They report to have a better memory function, better mood and feel more energetic, active and brisk. Swimmers who suffer from rheumatism, fibromyalgia or asthma report that winter swimming relieves pain.
There are indications that winter swimmers do not contract diseases as often as the general population. The incidence of infectious diseases affecting the upper respiratory tract is 40% lower among winter swimmers when compared to a control group. Short term exposure of the whole body to cold water produces oxidative stress, which makes winter swimmers develop improved antioxidative protection.
About Samuli - the Doer
I am a happy easy going person with passion to give good vibes from Finland. I am at my very best in a fast moving ambience where creative thinking is in demand.
My experience from international sports marketing business has given me familiarity with a great variety of people with different native and business cultures.
…and rest you have just find out
- samuli arte -
Swimming suit, sandals, good normal health. If in doubt, ask for more. This is a public sauna so there will be also others present. We can organise also private session for extra cost.
I had a wonderful time and Samuli was an excellent guide. He showed me a part of Finland I would have never discovered on my own. If I am ever back to Finland I will definitely reach out to him again!
Awesome! Samuli is a very relax guy with great sense of humour and social skills. The place is perfect too. Very cool!
What a great experience! Four times in icy water, after three different saunas and palju.
Lake Littoistenjärvi was a very beautiful place to go ice swimming.
This is something everyone should try! The saunas, all three of them, are a great addition, after swimming in the icy water.