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Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa

Jeris

Jeris – Winter Cottage Aurora Escape

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Straight from Finnish mythology

Based around the four elements, earth, water, air and fire, the saunas at Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa are named after ancient gods from Finnish mythology and designed to give a sauna experience like no other.

For Finns, the sauna is a place of relaxation, meditation and mental and physical cleanliness and, at Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa, it is where those four natural elements combine to create the fifth element – löyly, or sauna steam, the spirit of the sauna.

Here are the four natural elements recreated in the sauna;

The Earth sauna, or sauna of Tapio (the god of the forest and protector of the animals) is electrically heated and the largest of the saunas. Inside the sauna is split into four sections each representing the four directions, North, South, East and West, with each section of the steam room set to a different temperature.

The Fire sauna or sauna of Ukko (the king of all gods and master of lightning, fire, and air) is a smoke sauna and the most traditional sauna in Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa, with the heating process causing the whole sauna to be coloured black, creating a dark and atmospheric experience.

The Water sauna, or sauna of Vellamo (the goddess of water, lakes and rivers) features a panoramic window overlooking Lake Jerisjärvi to create a peaceful atmosphere as well as having a more mild, humid temperature encouraging guests to stay and relax for longer.

The Air sauna or sauna of Ilmatar (the goddess of wind and air) is a unique sauna featuring infrared heaters built inside a traditional Lappish Kota or tepee to create a soft and gentle heat. The Air sauna is half sauna and half relaxing room, with the bright lights and sounds of nature giving guests the felling of the Lappish summer even in the depths of winter.

A sauna with a view

As well as the four elemental saunas, Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa also includes a fifth sauna dedicated to helping guests catch a glimpse of the elusive Aurora Borealis.

The Private Northern Lights sauna or sauna of Repo (the mystical Fire Fox of Lappish mythology responsible for creating the Aurora) is a two-storey sauna with some incredible features. The ground floor houses a steam room with 180-degree views over Lake Jerisjärvi, whilst the upstairs floor includes a relaxation room built completely of glass. Designed in the style of a traditional Lappish Kota or tepee the upstairs room provides guests with a stunning 360-degree panorama view of the night sky, perfect for catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

The sauna also includes private toilets, showers and changing rooms, making it the perfect spot for some private relaxation.

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