Country Holidays

Saunas

Sauna rituals to improve health and beauty, services from sauna specialists.

  • Many sauna owners in the countryside have studied at sauna schools and offer various sauna rituals. Each one will have his or her own specific approach to the process.
  • Sauna offers involve various grass and branch switches, liquids to create steam, the necessary sauna equipment, etc.
  • Beauty treatments involve locally made scrubs, oils, etc. These are often made by the lady or gentleman of the house from raw materials grown or obtained at the local farm.
  • Most saunas are on the shore of a lake or a pond, or there is a barrel or pool.
  • Sauna specialists are familiar with various medicinal plants and teas, offering and recommending them to residents.
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Latvia

CELMI

A wooden cottage with a sauna, leisure facilities, a bedroom, a picnic area and a terrace alongside a pond in which you can go swimming. Skiing on Žagarkalns Hill. See accommodation Nr. 41.

Distance from countries capital city85 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
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Brantu manor

Brantu muiža atrodas Smiltenes novada Brantu pagastā. Muiža celta 19. gadsimtā, šobrīd te saimnieko Ilze Briede, kas ir Latvijā pazīstama maizes cepēja un Nauris Zutis - "Pirts skolas" saimnieks.
Muižā tiek piedāvātas meistarklases ar saimnieču riktēm, ekskursijas, latviskās pusdienas un "Pirts skolas" meistarklase, kurā ietilpst pirtiņa, augu ABC, augu skrubju, tēju meistarklases, meistarklase ,,Pirtsslota''.
Brantu muižā tiek piedāvātas arī dažādas nometnes visai ģimenei par latvisko dzīvesziņu un pasaules uztveri.

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Abulkrastu pirts

Klusā skaistā lauku viensētā, 12 km no Valmieras iespējams izbaudīt latvisko pirts rituālu, dažādas SPA pirts procedūras, masāžas (klasisko, ārstniecisko, medus u.c.) Procedūras laikā ir iespējams klausīties relaksējošu mūziku. Pēc procedūras piedāvā, piemājas teritorijā vāktas, ekoloģiski tīras augu tējas. Pieejams apkurināms āra kubuls, šūpoles, bērniem rotaļu laukums un radošās darbnīcas atbilstoši gadalaikam.

Beautiful sights Sauna Experience Silence and Peace Rural SPA Distance from countries capital city125 Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
Steam bathFarm animalsPlace for tents Hosts speak RussianMassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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Latvia

Piekuni – sauna rituals and the Latvian way of life

Piekūni offers Latvian sauna rituals merged with folk songs and herbal teas.  You can then sleep in a bed made of round wood and designed in accordance with ancient Latvian style.  The owners will offer you a tour to tell you all about how our ancestors dealt with the environment – plants, rocks, sources of energy, etc.

Distance from countries capital city160 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
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PIENA MUIZA - BERGHOF PIRTIS

The Berghof Milk Estate with saunas. The weekend sauna at the estate offers a country sauna and the holiest type of traditional sauna – the black rock sauna. This is a ritual which takes several hours, with handmade switches, massages, scrubs, rinsing and herbal teas from Sieksāte. The mansion of the estate has a wet sauna, a steam sauna, a basin with a stream and a fireplace. The Rožu Saloon off ers delicious dining, and the Milk Spa allows you to relax in milk baths. See accommodation Nr. 917.

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city156 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
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Pirts "Pie saimnieka"

Are you ready to escape to peace and prosperity? Enjoy our cleansing ritual in the peaceful Latvian countryside to rejuvenate your spirits. Regardless of whether you are looking for one time relaxation or a regular relaxation plan, the host will take care of your wishes. From a simple getaway with friends or colleagues to the sauna ritual, our host is ready to exceed your expectations. 

"Pirts" or Latvian sauna rent for friends, family & business

The host offers a relaxing holiday for friends, families or informal business meetings in the countryside of Riga.

Bathhouse Latvian rituals and bathhouse treatments with bathhouse attendant.

The bathhouse procedure for both real steamers and those who have not yet gained strengths for their first time. All procedures are designed to relax the sauna lover with cleaning body and rejuvenate spirits.

Sauna Experience Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultant
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The “Aizupmajas” country house

The house is on the banks of the Pilda River. It is a biological farm with fruits, berries, vegetables and honey prepared and served in honour of Lettigalian traditions. "Aizupmajas" offers a traditional Lettigalian black sauna with linden or oak branch switches and herbal teas. You can also take part in farm work or spend the night in the restored granary.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, Lettigalian sauerkraut soup, crepes, oven-baked potatoes, sautéed pike, homemade steak haché, whipped rhubarb dessert, birch juice, herbal teas.

Special foods: Roughly grated potato pancakes with cream and lingonberry jam.

Distance from countries capital city275 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
Facilities  appropriate for children
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Erholungskomplex GRAVAS

The countryside holiday complex Gravas is situated in a picturesque pine forest welt, 70 km away from Riga, but from Bauska only in a 6-minute drive. Offering the rituals of Herbal sauna, Love sauna, Bridal sauna under the supervision of a professional bath-house attendant; a bath of goat milk, massages which will bring you and your body unbelievable sensations, as well as a place to spend the night, paintball, archery. During the sauna ritual the bath –house attendant will share her knowledge about the effect of sauna, the natural materials used in saunas and other subjects.

From 2012 Gravas have started the production of eco-products: herbal teas, sauna pixies, self-made scrubs, goat milk, goat cheese, goat cottage cheese, soap made of goat milk.

Rural SPA For children and teenagers Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
Steam bathBirch besomIndoor pool Paintball MassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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LEJAS MARTINI

Sauna ritual which restores fallen energy levels, harmonizes the physical and spiritual “I” and stimulates thought about your relation to the world. Sauna attendants show and explain the rituals and their sense for those without prior experience. They talk about ancient inherited knowledge. Rituals for newborns. 
Facilities: sauna, pond, relaxation place

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city37 Active season months1-12
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Ciekuru pirts

Pirtnieki Latgalē, kuriem pirtošanās ir sirdslieta kopš bērnības, sniedz neaizmirstamas izjūtas pirtiņā, burvīga priežu meža ielokā. Labsajūtas gūšanai tiek izmantoti tikai apkārtnē augošo koku un augu valsts produkti. Pirts rituālos tiek pielietotas Seno Baltu zīmju sistēmas enerģijas.

Piedāvājumā arī apmācības, naktsmītne, brokastis un vakariņas.

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Optional meals
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LIELZEMENES

Lielzemenes is a traditional homestead in Zemgale region offering to learn about the Latvian traditional lifestyle heritage and the sauna ritual. The hosts are professional sauna masters and have established the Latvian Sauna School where they pass on their knowledge and skills to those willing to master sauna rituals. Based on centuries old sauna practices they have developed a range of efficient sauna procedures. To reach the desired effects, Latvian sauna uses lots of material from trees and herbs such as whisks made of birch, oak, linden, various grasses and wild flowers, herbal brews. The hosts are knowledgeable to apply special sauna procedures for stress relief, general invigoration, strengthening immunity, etc.

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city47 Active season months1-12
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RAUDINI

The sauna and  rest place Raudini is a place where you can rest in a comfortable quiet atmosphere, between the sea and the forest.

You will be able to experience relaxation offered by a wooden-heated sauna, wisping with besoms, enjoying the sauna ritual to its fullest and drinking herbal tea. After the wisping you can cool off in the pond with water lilies and, to finish off your sauna ritual we offer chocolate or honey massages.

Here it is possible to rest with your family or a small circle of friends, preparing a tasty meal on the outdoor terrace on the real wooden stove or fireplace. In the evening you will be able to watch the sunset rays in the tree spires.  It is possible to use tent places  outside for spending the night and wait for the sunrise near the sea. Quiet, peaceful and natural coolness.

Active season months1-12
Outdoor firepalcePlace for tents
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Arnitas labsajutu darbnica

Saimniece piedāvā sertificēta pirtnieka pakalpojums, organizē latviskos pirts rituālus, vada izglītojošas programmas par augu spēku izmantošanu savai labsajūtai. Apvienojot pirtnieka pakalpojumus un pašas ražoto produkciju, saimniece radījusi zīmolu - “Arnitas labsajūtu darbnīca”. Kā mājražotāja piedāvā pašceptu maizi, zāļu tējas un augu sīrupus, kā arī meistardarbnīcas kulinārā mantojuma jomā. 

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MAKONMALAS

"Mākoņmalas" is located in the middle of the forest, in silence. A magical place where you can enjoy SPA procedures and sauna rituals, gain knowledge in magical and non-traditional practices, as well as be alone with nature, improve health, enjoy a "short vacation for the hurried and busy". In "Cloud Edges" you will receive a restart for both body and soul.

After the procedures, it is possible to enjoy a deep night's sleep in our home and taste the early breakfast on the terrace, watching the morning rituals of wild animals and the beauty of nature. You can enjoy the morning with a stick or a regular morning walk through the forest to meet deer and other forest dwellers.

Rural SPA Distance from countries capital city80 Active season months1-12 Internet access Optional meals SPA Accommodation available No pets allowed
Steam bath Nature watching MassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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Estonia

Saunamaa (Sauna Village)

This is like a sauna village which has several saunas of different types. Visitors can rate where the steam feels the best and learn about the history of saunas. We have a cave, Finnish and Estonian saunas and a sweat lodge.

Distance from countries capital city266 Active season months1-12
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PIRTS NAMINS STARKU LIGZDA

Netālu no Latvijā lielākās balto stārķu kolonijas pirts namiņš ģimenei vai mazām svinībām draugu lokā. Piedāvā dažādas pirts SPA procedūras.

Distance from countries capital city138
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Sauna Museum

Sauna Museum is a private open-air museum founded in 2008. It is located 40 km from Riga by the Murjāņi - Saulkrasti road. The exhibition consists of six historic and one newly built sauna. They all work, but the hosts recommend to enjoy the black sauna.

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city40 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers
Professional sauna-consultant
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Upites

Piedāvājumā relaksācija pirtī - sildīšanās, skrubēšanās, enerģiskais pēriens, kā arī dažādas masāžas.

Distance from countries capital city194
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Saimnieciba "Jaunzvirgzdini"

Piedāvā pirts rituālus ar sildīšanu un pēršanu ar slotām, kontrasta procedūrām, dažādām maskām un augu skrubjiem. Saimniecībā ražo un popularizē ārstniecības augu lietošanas tradīcijas. Piedāvājumā dažādas zāļu tējas. Atkarībā no gadalaika, iespējams baudīt un iegādāties dažādus augu sīrupus. Izgatavo zāļu paklājus pirtij.

Distance from countries capital city186 Active season months1-12
Steam bath Professional sauna-consultant
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Medicinal plant farm CERPI

One of the leading Latvian sauna experts, Ziedonis Kārkliņš, uses the energetic properties from various plants. More than 12 different plants are combined at once. Natural cosmetics and materials (mud, amber, stones etc.) used during rituals. He also uses ancient Baltic energy signs.  
Facilities: seminars about medical plants, energy signs of the Balts, reiki.

Sauna Experience Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city54 Active season months5-9 Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

SALKAS

Through sauna rituals and various herbs,  here you can get rid of stress, tiredness, improve your health and energise your spirit. The body is refreshed and immunity is increased. Various massages, scrubs and mud masks. 
Facilities: White and Black saunas, hot tub, blacksmith's, where you can try your hand too.

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city56 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
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Bumbieri

Latviskais pirts rituāls ozola ieskautā lauku pirtiņā. Pirts procedūrās tiek izmantoti dabīgi un pašgatavoti materiāli (augu un zaru slotiņas, skrubīši, lāvas paklājiņi, tējas u.tml.), skaņu instrumenti (sajūtu bunga, zvanga, lietus koki, zvaniņi u.c.), klūgu slotiņas, latviešu tautas dziesmas, labi un stipri vārdi.

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Energy Farm

The farm on the banks of the River Navesti is Estonia's largest company engaged in the cultivation and processing of organic medicinal herbs. The farm has an education and health path of medicinal herbs, open from May to September.

The Energy Eco-Spa offers holiday, conference and accommodation services with a sauna. Spa experience is with local, ecologically grown herbs together with clay, peat and natural plant oils. Baths, wraps and massages help the body to function naturally and holistically. All the products are natural and fresh and are prepared just for you immediately before the treatment.

Farm has a tea house completed in 2010 which is suitable for holding seminars, relaxing and in the summertime also for having meals. Herb presentations are held there - first on the field and then in the tea house. There is also a 13-metre viewing tower by the river from which you can get a good overview of the lands of the farm.

Sauna Experience Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months1-12
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Ziedlejas

"Ziedlejas" offers sauna treatments and events in the contemporary design Glass Sauna, Smīma Spruce Smoke Sauna and Black Sauna, which is located in an unspoilt corner of the forest. The ritual sauna treatment includes heating, herbal compresses, herbal scrub, big beating, swimming in the pond, massage with healing oil and honey, vibrating with sound, tea, home-baked bread. The sauna treatment lasts four to five hours and is led by a sauna master.

Various master classes are possible in connection with sauna rituals and the use of plants in healing and beauty care and the preparation of appropriate preparations. Bicycle rental is available, which includes access to the Ziedleju xc / enduro trails, bicycle training and bicycle guide services. It is also possible to organize and lead team building events, as well as team communication trainings.

Active season months1-12 Must register in advance
Steam bathBirch besom Professional sauna-consultant
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Estonia

Black sauna MOOSKA

Trips run by Mooska Farm are a wonderful chance to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Võru County, such as the smoke sauna, the tradition of smoking meat in sauna in winter or cooking it in a stone-lined hole in the ground. Scenic walks to Vällamägi hill teach you how people in this area perceive and communicate with the great outdoors; orienteering games, Nordic walking and snowshoeing tours are also on offer. The best size for a group is up to 12 persons.

Sauna Experience Distance from countries capital city268 Active season months1-12 Optional meals
Sauna Nature trail Other languages
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Latvia

The Lejas Kakupi environmental health farm

Professional pharmacist producing herbal teas and popularising the medical properties of plants. Tasting of herbal teas and teaching which plants suit each individual person. Knowledge of the plants here is well combined with various healing rituals. 


Facilities: collection of medicinal plants, seminars on healthy lifestyle and usage of the plants, plant pharmacy.

Nature for Health For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city155 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Bathhouse "Elksni"

Iespēja atpūsties un relaksēties pirtiņā, baudot latviskos pirts rituālus. Sildīšanās un pēršanās ar pirtsslotām, augu skrubji un maskas, kāju vanniņas un zāļu tējas. Pēc pēriena – veldze dīķī. Pirts tā ir svētnīca miesai, garam un dvēselei. Piedāvājumā arī izglītojošā programma par augu spēku un to izmantošanu savai labsajūtai. Apmeklējums noteikti iepriekš jāpiesaka! Vietu skaits ierobežots!

Distance from countries capital city230 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
Steam bathBirch besom Professional sauna-consultant
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Zalu un pirts sala

Pirtnieka pakalpojumi, dažādi pirts rituāli. 

Viesiem ir iespēja iegādāties produktus no ārstniecības augiem - tējas, sīrupus, ziedes, salātus; tāpat arī piedalīties radošajās meistarklasēs tinktūru, masāžas eļļu gatavošanā. Informatīvā lekcija par augiem un pirti, pirts rituāliem. 

Klusā meža ielokā pieejamas telts vietas, piedāvājumā arī kubla noma un pārvietojamās pirts mucas noma.

Distance from countries capital city152 Must register in advance
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Varves pirtina

Atpūtas vieta ģimenes īpašumā Vārvē, kurā tiek piedāvāti pirts rituāli. Tāpat ir iespēja pārnakšņot namiņā un atpūsties pie dabas un Ventas upes.

Active season months1-12
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Atputas komplekss “Bejas”

The rest complex is situated on the shore of the man-made water reservoir, and there are two saunas on the territory – the Big sauna and the Small sauna. In the building of the Big sauna it is possible to organise different events for as many as 40 people, and in summertime – till 60 people. In the Small sauna – up to 20 people. Apart from the saunas, there are offered 20 different picnic places with tables, places for grills and tents, volleyball playgrounds, boats and water-bicycles for rent.

For parties Distance from countries capital city22 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available