Listen to your body!
Recognize your limits
Winterswimming relaxes and keeps you in good health, but it is also an extreme sport. If you are feverish, avanto is the last place where you should be; if you have any heart disease or blood pressure problems, consult your doctor before winterswimming. Avanto and sauna are also no places for horse-play. Endurance in avanto comes only with years of experience. Even veterans shun long swims after a break; and extreme hot steam takes practice too. Do not engage in “playing chicken” in our sauna with first-timers! We keep a sauna for winterswimmers, we have no capacity in emergencies except call for help.
Sauna takes a lot of your energy, so remember to drink something, otherwise you may feel faint! We have drinking-water tap in the sauna lobby, the stokers sell drinks (2,5€), or feel free to bring your own. No glass bottles in the premises please! Alcohol is not a good idea in sauna, as it intensifies its effects, and you are apt to be thirstier and feel fainter than before. Again please look after the first-timers with you!
Close the door, please!
Peace in sauna
Enjoy your stay at Kaupinoja!
Avanto = the hole in ice where we practice winterswimming
Sauna = for purifying mind and body
Löyly = the spirit of sauna that rises when you throw water on the stove
Kiuas = stove in sauna
Pipa = small knitted hat, Tampere dialect (pipo in Finnish)
Makkara = Finnish sausage to be fried after sauna