How hot are saunas? | The average temperature of saunas

How Hot Are Saunas

Traditional dry saunas heat up using sauna rocks which heat the surrounding air within the range of 150 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit (or 66 to 88 degrees Celsius).

Originally, wood-burning or gas stoves were used to warm the rocks but nowadays electric heaters are used, which are much more powerful and can be controlled with safety switches. They allow the temperature you set to be maintained throughout the session and then turn off automatically after 60 minutes…