London Eye Finnish-ed? Helsinki gets world’s first giant ferris wheel with sauna cabins
Finland’s Skywheel Helsinki is set to steal London Eye’s thunder with the launch of SkySauna, the world’s first sauna cabin mounted on an observation wheel.
Due to launch next month, each cabin will carry up to five people who’ll be able to bask in temperatures of up to 94F (90C).
Visitors on the two-and-a-half-minute ride will enjoy picturesque views of the Baltic sea and Helsinki’s neoclassical centre from 130 feet in the sky.
Operators of Skywheel Helsinki, which opened two years ago, decided to add a sauna cabin on the attraction after requests from thousands of visitors.
Heikki Hayha, the attraction’s general manager, told The Telegraph: “Almost all of the Finns who came were asking for a sauna. "They said 'why don't you have sauna cabins?'.
“I think the Finnish people would like to have a sauna almost everywhere.”