In Estonia, 2023 has been declared the Year of the Sauna to celebrate our diverse sauna culture. The European Sauna Marathon is back following a two-year pandemic break. To contribute to bringing even more people on board for this fantastic way of relaxing, we have improved the KODA sauna design. Like all KODAs, our sauna has a modern, minimalist and stylish look and feel with spaciousness and comfort.
So, what’s changed? The main thing we have rearranged for a better user experience is the steam room, plus it now has a large window, so you and your guests can enjoy the view straight from the steam room, while relaxing.
We have rearranged the wet room areas and separated the toilet and shower for more privacy. We have kept our standard KODA tiling, sanitary equipment and black matte fixtures for that trademark KODA look and feel.
Also new: the front door is now a standard wooden door, allowing the installation of a keyless entrance system, which makes KODA Luxury Sauna especially suitable for rental purposes by hotels, golf course premises or any remote locations.
The technical room entrance has been moved, too: you can now access it from outside, for more convenient servicing. This means customers will not be disturbed should the maintenance team need to access water filters, check the fuse box, etc.
Sauna traditions in Estonia are almost identical to Finland as saunas have traditionally held a central role in the life of an individual – ancient Estonians believed saunas were inhabited by spirits. The folk tradition related to the Estonian sauna is mostly identical to that surrounding the Finnish sauna. On New Year’s Eve, a sauna would be held before midnight to cleanse the body and spirit for the upcoming year. Fascinated? Read more about Estonian and international sauna traditions.>>>
And to finish up, here’s a movie recommendation: the most ancient Estonian sauna traditions have been captured in a documentary by Estonian film director Anna Hints, who won the directing award in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival for her “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood”. The documentary focuses on women who meet for the smoke sauna experience, an important part of the Estonian cultural heritage.