PEURUNKA, Finland, 6 July 2019, start time 12:00

Come and cheer on your favourite team or join in the competition yourself!

At the Sauna Heating World Championships, the challenge for the competitors is to heat a specialist Savotta sauna tent to a temperature of 70–80°C as quickly as possible. So why not get a team together and get fired up! Each three-person team will be given all the equipment needed to heat the sauna tent to the regulation temperature. Three or four of the fastest teams will qualify for the final, set to take place on the same day. 

The winning team will be awarded a luxury Savotta sauna tent, with runner-up prizes presented to all teams competing in the final. In this tournament, great camaraderie, plenty of team spirit and a sense of fun will be the key to your success.

So get together with your friends, family or colleagues, set up your own Sauna World Championships team and head over to Lake Peurunkajärvi in Laukaa, Central Finland to celebrate the main event at the official Sauna Region Week!


Time: 6.7.2019 at 12.00 pm.
Location: Peurunka, Peurungantie 85, 41340 Laukaa
Participation fee: EUR 50 per team (3 people)

The fee includes a visit to the spa on the day of the championships.

  • Please use the form at the bottom of this page to register your team for the competition.
  • The championship kicks off at 12:00 and concludes at approximately 18:00.
  • All participating teams will be eligible for discounted rates at Spa Hotel Peurunka and Varjola Guest House.
  • To claim the discounted rate, please specify in your sign up form that you’re looking to book accommodation.
  • NB! Places at the championships are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited to a maximum of 24.


For the first time, this year’s event will feature SaunaPark, an exclusive area on the shore of Lake Peurunkajärvi that will showcase all the latest saunas and hot tubs. A modest fee is payable to enter the area and entitles you to access all the saunas and hot tubs on display. The fee is 15 € and that includes also entry to Peurunka Spa. To cool off, you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in Lake Peurunkajärvi. The area is fully licensed. Please notice that there will be no lifeguard around.

The Sauna Fair will feature a huge selection of sauna products and services. Come along and discover all the latest in Finnish sauna culture.


The SaunaPark and Sauna Fair are open 12:00–18:00.

There will be plenty for all the family to see and do, including activities, fun and light-hearted competitions and tasty food and drinks. During the day, a team of mascots will be in attendance, meeting and greeting the children. The event will take place at the stunningly beautiful Lake Peurunkajärvi.

The event is free (excluding the SaunaPark area). Welcome!

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The Royal Sailing Club Band will be performing at the evening event, serving up a selection of classic tunes from the 60s to the 90s, including the Beatles, Dire Straits and the best of Finnish pop. The evening event will take place at Spa Hotel Peurunka.


Places to stay in Laukaa:

Spa Hotel Peurunka

Tel: +358 20 51 6300

Varjola Guest House

Tel: +358 20 92 8080


The Sauna Heating World Championships are part of the Sauna Region Week, an event that’s designed as an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy Finnish sauna culture and heritage at a number of venues around Central Finland. Now in its fourth year, the Sauna Region Week programme comprises more than 70 individual events. Find out more at

The inaugural Sauna Heating World Championship competition took place in Peurunka, Finland in 2016. This year’s tournament is the fourth of its kind and has already attracted competitors from as far afield as Japan, which goes to show that the Finnish sauna is a truly international phenomenon. In fact, the Sauna Heating Championship Japan Cup took place in Tokyo on 12 April 2019.


Contact us

Venue: Spa Hotel Peurunka

Address: Peurungantie 85, 41340 Laukaa, Finland
Location at Google Map

How to get here by public transport

You can get to Spa Hotel Peurunka by bus from Jyväskylä and Äänekoski.

Please check the bus timetable before you travel: HERE

Nearest airport

Spa Hotel Peurunka is situated approximately 17 km from Jyväskylä Airport.

For more information in English, please contact:
+358 40 0603 638
+358 40 0667 814