If you’re traveling to Sweden, grab the rare opportunity to relax in a sauna for free and in style.
Located in Kiruna, Sweden, the egg-shaped solar sauna was originally created for conversations between officials, residents, and the mining company. These talks are about the relocation of the entire Kiruna town so that the miners can continue their business without harming any individual.
To make the discussions more pleasurable, architects Bigert & Bergström created the sauna using reflective sheets of pixelglass, which are painted gold, for the exterior. Inside, the walls are made of pine and the benches from aspen wood.
The center part of the sauna houses the iron and stone, wood-powered stove. It can emit 167 to 185ºF. The shape symbolizes “rebirth and new opportunities at the start of Kiruna’s urban transformation.”
If you’re traveling with your friends then know that the sauna can accommodate up to eight people. You just have to book in advance at the link provided below.
Too far from Kiruna? Wait until it’s moved to Nikkaloukta later this summer.