Pontoon Sauna

I purchased a floating sauna with a friend of mine nearly 10 years ago. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea at the time, but now I am. It has turned out to be one of the best investments I've ever made. With a modest investment amounting to about 2% of the cost of a typical summer cottage, we were able to purchase 25 square meters of pure joy, equipped with a 10 hp outboard engine to propel it from one place to another.

The sauna has been used countless times over the years. It has featured in the largest newspaper in Finland, as well as in a magazine article about summer cottages. I've heard rumors that the floating sauna is also in a documentary movie about the Sodankylä film festival. 

I haven't been able to use the floating sauna for the last four years, as I've been living on the other side of the Atlantic. Now I'm back -- kind of. I live in Tromsø, and the floating sauna is now only seven hours from home by car. It is conveniently on the way to southern Finland, which allowed us to stop by on the way to enjoy a few days of sauna and swimming activities with the children.

Just about to embark on a swimming trip to a nearby island. The colors of the floating sauna fit nicely with the colors of nature in the summer. 

In order to get on the boat, you have to walk the plank. Arrrr. 

Woodburning sauna stove and hot water heater.

When swimming in icy cold waters, it is good to always have a sauna nearby. 

After five hours of swimming activities, the crew is ready to head back. The Finnish summer is unpredictable, and occasional rain can surprise you when boating. In this case, it is best to have a roof over your head, and a heated room where you can warm up.