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The world’s largest sauna has opened in Norway, and it is stunning

Salt Sauna, Bodø, NorwaySalt Sauna, Bodø, Norway
Salt Sauna, Bodø, NorwayPhotograph by Martin Losvik; Courtesy of salted.no

Do you enjoy sweating and listening to ambient music, but find that it’s difficult to find space large enough for you and 100 of your closest associates to do these things together? Well, you’re in luck.

That’s right, the world’s largest sauna just opened in Norway as part of the year-long SALT festival–a celebration of the architecture and culture of the Arctic. According to Architectural Digest, the sauna, also known as the agora, is a “a massive timber construction set on a beach overlooking the Arctic Ocean.”

The sauna, “which seats up to 150 people, more closely resembles a set of bleachers or an amphitheater than the average boxy sauna,” according to the report. “In fact, when the space is not heated, it will be used as a lecture hall for festival events. And for those who need a respite from the heat, there’s actually a bar inside offering cool libations.”

One-way flights from New York to Oslo start at around $550. You can’t afford not to.