World Sauna Forum is back! The biggest networking event of sauna field takes place on
September 28th, 2018
in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. This year the theme combines design and well-being. The event includes Finnish sauna businesses representing their products and services, interesting talks from experts of sauna field, networking and of course sauna. We want to make your visit a memorable day full of new encounters and experiences!

To enhance the experience, we combine our forces with City of light, Finland’s only event dedicated to urban lighting design. We’ll get to enjoy amazing lighting installations at our venue and you have the possibility to visit other installations around the city centre too. Read more.

Come and meet businesses of sauna and well-being field all around the world!
Here you can scroll some pictures from last year:


Thursday 27th September, 2018

18.00 | Welcoming cruise on lake Päijänne, M/S Rhea

Friday 28th September, 2018

9.30 | Registration starts

10.00  | Yoga

11.00  | Lunch (optional)

12.00 | Welcoming words

12.10 | Speakers

14.00 | Coffee and snacks

14.30| Speakers and panel discussion

16.00 | Networking

17.00 | Music and sauna experience

21.00| Event closes

9.30 – 16.00 | Matchmaking – meet the sauna experts and buyers!

Programme will be updated soon.



Jake Newport

Managing Director
Finnmark Ltd

Ilkka Länkinen

CEO & Founder
SantaPark Ltd

Johnny Wärnelöv

TylöHelo Ltd

Tommi Lindh

Alvar Aalto Foundation



Ticket price includes:

Thursday 27th September: Welcoming cruise and dinner on M/S Rhea
Friday 28th September: Morning yoga, networking event and sauna experience

Be quick to get your place on M/S Rhea cruise: it’s only included in the first 130 tickets!

Would you like to visit Harvia, the world’s leading heater, sauna, and a sauna interiors manufacturer in Finland? We’re organizing a tour to their factory on Thursday 27th before the cruise. The tour is +30 euros to the ticket price (transportation fee). The participant amount is limited, so be quick! Sign in with the registration form or send a email afterwards to elina@saunafromfinland.fi.

Click the ticket to register!



We recommend you quality accommodation while enjoying our event to make your trip as effortless as possible. More information about our recommendations coming soon.

Visiting Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a beautiful city by the lakeside. It’s full of possibilities to fill the rest of your stay with. More information coming soon.


World Sauna Forum

World Sauna Forum is an international networking event that combines health, well-being and business of the sauna field. The event gathers together all the Finnish sauna companies and offers a unique chance for networking with potential business partners such as hotels, spas and travel companies. World Sauna Forum was first organized on September 29th 2017. This year the event will be held again on September 28th 2018. World Sauna Forum is organized by Sauna from Finland, a network of companies working for the authentic Finnish sauna experience. The aim is to create the best sauna experience in the world. The member network consists of 180 companies including stove manufacturers, consumer goods and services providers, accommodation and entertainment facilitators and wellness and design companies.
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Are you looking for a place to stay during World Sauna Forum? Stay at Sokos Hotel Paviljonki right at the event venue! Sokos Hotel Paviljonki offers World Sauna Forum visitors rooms during the event. One person room is 128€ per night and two persons room 138€ per night. The hotel also has a renewed sauna with an amazing view to the lake! Reserve your room at https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/jyvaskyla/sokos-hotel-paviljonki and remember to mention World Sauna Forum.
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Happy to announce our second speaker, Ilkka Länkinen!

Ilkka is founder and owner of the brand family of SantaPark Arctic World. Since 1997 Länkinen has provided lifetime experiences with uncompromising professionalism and attention to details. Together with a dedicated, creative and skilled team, Länkinen wants to bring a bit of a magic to everyone’s lives. The complete concept of SantaPark Arctic World includes Christmas experiences in SantaPark, the home cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Secret Forest-Joulukka. The extraordinary sauna experience is provided in Arctic Forest Spa-Metsäkyly and luxury accommodation in Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. Read about Ilkka: http://www.worldsaunaforum.fi/ilkka-lankinen/
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Registration to World Sauna Forum 2018 is now open! Get your Early Bird ticket for only 150,- (+ vat). The ticket includes a dinner cruise on lake Päijänne on Thursday 27th and the networking event with sauna experience on Friday 28th. Be quick to ensure your seat at the cruise - it’s only for a limited amount of tickets!

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIZRR-ySMsj32bMAqmPpqnD5sH-rVsmqHc6PQ5PN99NS5mhQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



Elina Heininen
Project Manager
Tel. +358 40 024 3026

Carita Harju
Media Contacts
Tel. +358 40 566 2481

Heidi Ruotanen
Press Material
Tel. +358 44 201 6582

World Sauna Forum
Jyväskylän Paviljonki
Lutakonaukio 12
40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Sauna from Finland

Sauna from Finland association is a network of companies
working for the authentic Finnish sauna experience.

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