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The most important things you should know about Finnish saunas. Welcome to the course!
Secrets of Finnish sauna-course gives the information you should know about Finnish sauna culture. After having background knowledge and the stories behind saunas, you are more ready to step into the real sauna with valuable tips.
This course is for everyone interested in different cultures.

This Micro Course consists of 4 modules, including videos, links, activating tasks, and quizzes. The workload on this course is approximately 10 hours.

Introduction of the course

  1. Facts of Finnish Sauna
  2. History and Mythology
  3. Health benefits of sauna
  4. Sauna etiquette

Completing this course involves 4 mandatory tasks and 1 mandatory course feedback. Please go them through in the order of the Content page. This way you start with the basics and move on to the more challenging topics.

The Micro Course is assessed on the scale of Pass/Fail. Receiving a certificate via email requires completing all mandatory activities correctly, at least 50% of them.

This course gives you skills and tools to answer the following questions:

  • What are the basics of a Finnish sauna?
  • What are the history and stories behind sauna?
  • What are the benefits of a sauna?
  • How to have a sauna?
  • Bonus: lifehacks  

Your instructors are Marjut Kasper, Senior Lecturer of Tourism and hospitality management, and Laura Hokkanen, Senior Lecturer of Civic Activities and Youth Work, the field of study of Finnish culture.

Any questions?

We hope that you enjoy the course! If you have any questions about the course material, please do not hesitate to contact us at Edufication@xamk.fi. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to answer the course feedback at the end of the course to receive a certificate!