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St. Ninians Beach in Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom, captured by a stunning wild drone shot. The image showcases the natural beauty of the beach, with its distinctive tombolo formation and the surrounding coastal landscape

Welcome to Haar Sauna

We are currently situated at 60 degrees North on St. Ninians Beach in the stunning Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom.


​Our comfortable sauna can accommodate up to six people and features sauna-grade Alder timber benches for an authentic atmosphere. It's designed with locally sourced Scottish Redwood cladding on the interior and Aberdeenshire-grown Larch on the exterior, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings.


​The sauna stove is the nature-inspired HUUM wood-fired sauna stove from Estonia, which can reach temperatures of 70-90 degrees. Water meeting carefully selected Scottish granite rocks within the heater creates a unique sauna experience.


Embrace the outdoor sauna experience with open arms and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Scotland, and create guaranteed memories that will last a lifetime. 


​Come join us and let Haar Sauna etch its deep heat sauna magic into your soul!

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Haar Sauna Terms and Conditions

Our Haar Sauna terms set out the standards that apply when you use our sauna in any way.


You must not use the sauna if you:


  • Suffer from high or low blood pressure or any heart or circulatory disorder

  • Suffer from epilepsy or diabetes

  • Are pregnant

  • Are prone to dizziness or fainting

  • If you have any reservations regarding sauna use, such as medical conditions, underlying health problems, the use of prescription drugs, or pregnancy, it is essential that you consult your GP before making a booking.


Sauna etiquette and safe behaviour must always be adhered to. 


This includes:


  • All persons using the sauna do so at their own risk.

  • A maximum of 6 people is permitted in the sauna at any one time.

  • Removing shoes/sandals/flip-flops/wetsuit boots prior to entering the sauna.

  • Entering and exiting the sauna in a safe manner.

  • Keeping access points clear to allow other users to exit safely and swiftly if needed.

  • To prevent burning, jewellery should be removed before entering the sauna.

  • You must sit on a clean towel.

  • Sauna sessions should be no longer than 15 minutes at a time (Haar Sauna operators recommend 0-8 minutes before going outside to cool down).

  • Listen to your body. Drink water.

  • Not touching any part of the stove, stove cage, flue, or rocks.

  • Alcohol, nudity, and smoking are not permitted in the sauna.

  • Following Haar Sauna supervisors’ instructions on how to pour water onto hot rocks.

  • Only pour the provided ‘sauna water’ on hot rocks. Nothing else.

  • Children under the age of 8 are not permitted.

  • Haar Sauna takes no responsibility for the damage or loss of customers' property.

  • All persons using a body of water as a ‘cold plunge’ do so at their own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are a capable swimmer and can handle exposure to cold temperatures, tides, rip currents, and other dangers of a body of water.

  • If you are making this booking on behalf of a group, it is your responsibility to make all users aware of the terms and conditions and to practise safe sauna use.


Haar Sauna supervisors’ reserve the right to refuse admission to intoxicated persons or for other reasons that may be deemed a health and safety risk.


Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) 

What should I bring? 

We recommend bringing the following:

  • Swimwear

  • Beach shoes / flip flops - ESSENTIAL

  • Water bottle - to rehydrate during sessions

  • 2 towels - one for sauna benches, one for drying

  • Bath robe / dry robe - optional

  • Changing space is limited, so it’s a good idea to come in easy, comfortable clothing to allow for a quick change.

  • Travel light and if possible arrive ready to sauna!

How many people can use the sauna? 

The sauna comfortably fits 6 people, but if you have a bigger group and want to throw a party, we'd love to help! Just send us an email, and we'll create a session that suits your crew perfectly.

How long is each session?

Sessions are 60 minutes, but for the best experience, aim for 5-15 minute sauna sessions with breaks or swims in between. Arrive 15 minutes early to prepare fully.

Travel light and if possible arrive ready to sauna!


Do you have a question? Send us an email. 

Who can use the sauna?

For your safety and well-being, we cannot accommodate anyone under 8 in our sauna sessions.

If you're pregnant or have any health concerns, please consult your doctor before considering our sauna experience. Your health and comfort are our priority.

Where is the sauna?

We are located on St Ninians Beach, Bigton, Shetland​. For directions please click here.



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