We love writing and talking about Estonian sauna culture and our sauna adventures around the world. We've also hosted a few international media outlets already at Rangi saun. Below are some of our favourite articles and videos that have either been created by us or about us.
Estonia: Land of saunas, forests, & startups
We took the Boston Globe to the sauna for this wonderful article, which perfectly encapsulates Estonians as "the digital people and the forest people".
There's a nice feature about us in EasyJet's December in-flight magazine. Journalist Lauren Bravo was really interested in exploring what makes Estonian sauna culture unique, while Estonian photographer Gerli Paju (aka Ekvilibrist) took amazing photos. The result is a very funny article that perfectly encapsulates who we are. You can read it online (from page 38) on the link below.
Adam Rang: Dual citizens are part of Estonian story
Who has the right to be Estonian and what's the best way to protect our culture? This is a hot issue so Adam was asked by the state broadcaster to share his perspective. This isn't really about saunas, but gives the context for why we think it's important to help people learn about Estonia.
How to make sauna whisks
Estonians have been beating themselves in the sauna with bundles of branches for longer than records recall. Here's how (and why) they're made from the forests of Estonia.
Career Hunt 2018
We hosted top tech and IT professionals from around the world as part of Career Hunt 2018, a great initiative from the Work in Estonia programme to show people what it's like to live and work in Estonia. Of course, that had to include sauna!
Saun on sulle kasulik!
Here's another article from ERR, this time in Estonian about why saunas are good for your health and mood. We thought it was funny that they chose to illustrate a picture of us for this.
The history of saunas
Saunas go deeper than you might think, quite literally in the case of the earilest saunas, which were built for survival before becoming intertwined with the lives of the people who used them.
The Sauna Congress at the edge of the Arctic
People travelled from around the world to share sauna knowledge, including Japan, the UK and Australia.