The smoke sauna of the Saana Tourist Centre of Kuopio provided by Honkarakenne has been selected as the best smoke sauna of 2019. In recognition of this, a metallic plaque was attached to the wall of the smoke sauna on Friday, August 9, 2019.
The Smoke Sauna of the Year 2019 was announced at the Ikaalinen Smoke Sauna Festival in late July. In the corporate catagory, Saana’s smoke sauna was chosen as the winner by Pentti Hakala, sauna master at the International Smoke Sauna Club, and Seppo Leskinen, ventmaster at the Löylynlyöjät ry.
Pentti Hakala, the sauna master of the International Smoke Sauna Club, came to Saana to nail the honour plate together with Konsta Honkonen from Kojonkulman Hake, the developer of the stove, and Raimo Sonninen, Chairman of the Board of Kuopion Saana Oy.
The heat in the sauna feels gentle and spreads smoothly in the sauna every time
The selection of the smoke sauna of the year focussed on the gentle heat of the Saana’s pellet-fired smoke sauna, the ideal structure of the sauna and fire safety. The smoke sauna in Kuopio’s Saana was designed by architect Reijo Mitrunen and the building was delivered by Honkarakenne. Konsta Heinonen from Kojonkulman Hake Oy is in charge of the stove technology.
In the tall smoke sauna of the Saana Tourist Centre, the benches are located at the top of the sauna building, above the door frame. This creates a so-called steam pocket for the sauna, which comfortably retains the heat for a long time.
The pellet feed to the furnace is controlled by a computer to maintain the optimal stove temperature throughout the day. The pellet-fired Easy Auvo self-heating stove automatically saves fuel, heating time and effort. At the same time, the heating of the smoke sauna is as clean and fire-safe as possible.
The Saana Smoke Sauna is heated daily. The sauna can accommodate about 15 bathers at a time. After the sauna you can dip into the swimming pool or Kallavesi lake.
The Saana Tourist Centre of Kuopio supplied by Honkarakenne was opened on 19 May 2019 at the shore of Kallavesi in Kuopio. In addition to the sauna and spa facilities, the resort offers restaurant, terrace and guest boat activities.
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