What a cool idea! World’s largest public sauna, set on a remote beach on Sandhornøya, a small island within Norway’s Arctic Circle, has just opened this summer. The glass-fronted “Agora” sauna offers extraordinary and breath-taking panoramic views over the Arctic Sea and the island’s mountain landscape. Part of a unique cultural project SALT, the sauna can hold over 100 people.
Visitors will also get the opportunity to enjoy a host of cultural events, including a specially created ambient soundtrack, talks and performances held in the amphitheatre-style space, whose overall design was based on traditional Norwegian fish racks.
There will also be a gallery, live performance auditorium and small lodgings with glass ceilings which guests can book if they wish to stay on the beach overnight.
This sauna is open to the public until September 2015. SALT intends to launch further projects in Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Spitsbergen, and Alaska in the future.