They say that sometimes, hot and cold go together very well. Think of a brownie a la mode as an example. A brownie fresh out of the oven topped with ice cream straight from the freezer is a surprising combo that goes well together. 

Now picture this: an igloo sauna

If the idea of it made your eyebrows rise all the way to your hairline, we can't and won't blame you. After all, an igloo reminds you of all things snow and cold, while a sauna is the exact opposite. But, believe it or not, igloo saunas are a thing, and you can find them in Estonia. 

What are Igloo Saunas?

Igloo Saunas in Kõrvemaa
(Photo : Screenshot taken from Visit Estonia)

Igloo saunas are, as you may have already guessed, igloo-shaped saunas. 

According to Visit Estonia, an igloo sauna "is completely rounded with rounded walls, and the steam is more evenly distributed and spreads faster." The steam inside this sauna is produced by conventional or modern wood-burning heater, and it typically warms up very quickly. 

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Where Can You Find It in Estonia 

Inside an Igloo Sauna in Iglupark, Estonia
(Photo : Iglupark / Screenshot taken from Visit Estonia)

Saunas are particularly popular during the winter, so you might want to look for one if you happen to be in Estonia during the winter months. Igloo saunas can be found in different parts of Estonia, including its capital. 

One of the most famous places where you can relax and unwind in an igloo sauna is in Iglupark, which is located in the capital city of Tallinn. If you happen to be in Kõrvemaa, you can check out Sportland Kõrvemaa Hiking and Skiing Centre.

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