world's largest sauna opens on an arctic beach at SALT festival in norway world's largest sauna opens on an arctic beach at SALT festival in norway
jul 15, 2015

world's largest sauna opens on an arctic beach at SALT festival in norway

world’s largest sauna opens on an arctic beach at SALT festival in norway
image © martin losvik




the arts festival SALT is a cultural platform promoting unique installations, music, and a collection of architectural structures- one being the world’s largest sauna. the event is distinctively located on the beach of the small island of sandhornøya in an isolated part of northern norway.

the wooden pyrimid has been built specifically for the site
image © martin losvik




set within a timber A-frame, with a bar included, the ‘agora’ sauna provide visitors with warmth, a place for social exchange and complemented with an ambient background soundtrack. referencing traditional norwegian fish racks, the rising, stepped amphitheater seating can accommodate over 100 people at once and simultaneously, overlooks the white sand beach while framing the mountains and clear waters.

the visitors walking towards the sauna
image © martin losvik

the glass-fronted façade faces the sandy beaches and ocean
image © gunnar holmstad

the seating has been organized in the style of an amphitheater
image © martin losvik

the sauna can hold 120 people at one
image © martin losvik

the A-frame references norwegian fish racks
image © martin losvik

image © marte antonsen

the island region can be reached from the mainland by road or by boat
image © martin losvi

the agora sauna is part of the SALT arts festival in norway
image © martin losvik

  • Hi, Just checking where in Ireland the worlds largest sauna will be located.
    Not sure when it’s due to arrive here but if you have any details I’d appreciate
    it. Thanks.
    Joan Zoller

    joan zoller says:
  • A fine design, but why clothes on in a sauna?

    David hicks says:
  • The fabric walls need work, they look flimsy and surely the fabric is a poor insulator. Fun idea, though.

    Mort d'Urban says:

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