Pieter Bron Art and Photography
SkySauna Ferris Wheel in Helsinki, Finland

SkySauna Ferris Wheel in Helsinki, Finland

SkyWheel Helsinki is Finland’s answer to the London Eye. Opened up in 2014, its boasting a height of 40 meters and 30 climate-controlled cabins, allowing for year-round enjoyment of the vehicle. However, it became immediately clear that something was missing. Something so culturally connected to the Finnish people that it would only be a matter of time before it would happen. Two years later, the gap was filled with the SkySauna, world’s first sauna cabin inside a Ferris Wheel.

Unusual sauna attractions are a longstanding fixture in the Nordic nation, with saunas over the past few years installed in a ski gondola, suspended 300ft high from a crane, and even built inside a giant floating duck.  Having one in the heart of Helsinki only made sense in every way conceivable.

I was lucky enough to be near the Ferris Wheel on a beautiful sunny day, where a sauna was not necessary to warm up your bones. Fortunately, I’ve stayed in Finland for 3 more months afterwards, which provided me plenty of time to enjoy some of the stranger saunas in Finland.

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SkySauna Ferris Wheel in Helsinki, Finland