The traveling ones
Oslo’s most famous saunas don’t like to stay at the same place for ever. Keep an eye out for them, while you can.
The nomadic sauna
SALT is Norway’s first slow, nomadic festival that promises to take care of your brain as well as your body. In the Bjørvika shoreline, towards Vippetangen Port, you’ll find a gigantic fish rack – that’s how you know you’ve found SALT. Here, they have three saunas, two of which can be rented out for private use, but the big one is the real game changer: as you soak in the therapeutic steam, you can also watch a movie or a lecture. Act fast, though, as SALT is probably going to leave Oslo at some point this year.
The sauna boat
Want to combine sauna time with cruising the Oslo fjord – and stopping for a swim when you feel like it? KOK Oslo, usually found across from the Oslo Opera House, is a sauna boat complete with a changing room, a wood-fire sauna that reaches more than 80° Celsius, and a wooden deck that’s spacious enough for you to suntan or even have dinner.
The sauna raft
Of similar premise, but more low-key and also eco-conscious, is Sørengas Badstue & Helårsbadeanstalt. This sauna raft, docked at Langkaia, is 100% recycled, made from materials such as driftwood. You can book it in advance or just drop by with up to 12 friends – it’s available all year long.
The ones where you can pamper yourself
Looking for something more grounded? Part of the offerings in some of Oslo’s best spas, these saunas will be a part of your 360-degree beauty and relaxation regimen.