Soria Moria Sauna in Dalen, Telemark
Soria Moria is a work of art of a sauna - flashing like a jewelry in Lake Bandak!
The artistic idea
The inspiration for the sauna is derived from surrounding landscape and history. The characteristic silhouette of the building is an interpretation of the steep mountainsides surrounding the Bandak lake. The wooden shingle cladding is inspired by local building techniques. Integrated in the cladding are gleaming golden shingles. The gold is a reference to local folklore; to the mythical and outlandish. It also references the obvious contrast which arose betwwen the soft-spoken people of Telemark and lavish upper-class foreign travellers during the establishment of Dalen Hotel at the end of the nineteenth century. http://www.feste.no/telemark-canal-soria-moria
For the public
Soria Moria serves as a focal point for everyone - a place of rest and reflection, for meeting and conversation. For local residents arranging sauna nights, the hotel guest strolling in his bathrobe through the park, the hiker coming down from the mountain or the tired cyclist after cycling the canal.
Where is this beautiful sauna?
The sauna is laying beautifully by Lake Bandak in Dalen, Telemark. See map here
Parking at the parking lot to the left in Markensvegen, and then your walk down to the sauna (200 m). Possible parking for disabled persons down by the sauna after arrangement.
What to bring?
- A towel, or two
- Swim wear
- Flip-flops or wool sock in winter
- Bag for wet swimwear
- Drinking water
How many people does the sauna accommodate?
Soria Moria sauna has room for 15 people at a time.
What does it cost?
The sauna can be rented for 2 hours at a time:
1-5 persons NOK 250,-
6-10 persons NOK 500,-
11-15 persons NOK 750,-
Drop-in Wedensday NOK 50 per person
How do I book?
Booking and cancellations 12 hours before. All dates and times are updated in our booking calendar. When you have completed the booking, you will receicve a conformation e-mail with information. The sauna is open for bookings between 08:00-24:00, with the last accessible time from 22:00-24:00, except from Wednesday when it is open for bookings from 08:00-15:00.
Do I have to book for Drop-in?
No. You just meet up at the sauna. Drop-in every Wednesday from 15:00-21:00.
How do I pay?
You place your booking in our booking calender and pay directly with your card here. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
On drop-in Wednesday you pay by using the Vipps app to number 550539 (Soria Moria drop-in) before entering the sauna. If you don't have the Vipps app, you can pay at the tourist office or reception at the municipality building before closing time, or cash in the mailbox in the dressing room beside the sauna.
Where do I collect the key to the sauna?
We will arrange that when you make your booking and contact us.
Can you drink alchohol in the sauna?
Yes, in moderation inside the sauna in your time booked, not outside or the outside area.
On drop-in days alcohol is not permitted.
Is there a toilet and shower in the sauna?
No. There is a sanitary facility at Tangane with 2 toilets and a shower. It is approx. 200 meters from Soria Moria, by the parking area. The key to the shower room is inside the sauna. Hang the key back at its place when you leave.
How is the sauna heated?
The sauna is heated by a Harvia electric sauna oven with a power of 33kW. We make sure that the sauna is nice and warm when you arrive.
If you post your picture from the sauna on social media using #soriamoria #visitdalen we will be extremely happy, and we can promise you lost of likes!