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Soria Moria Sauna

Type:Architecture

Markensvegen, 3880, Dalen

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Soria Moria Sauna

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Soria Moria is a work of art sauna - flashing like a jewelry in Lake Bandak! 

Book the sauna here! 

About Soria Moria 

Soria Moria is the first installation in the project "Vannvegens fortellinger"/ "Tales of the Waterway", which is divided into 6 parts where each of the canal municipalities will have their art work. It is the Telemark Canal Regional Park, together with the municipalities, who is behind the project.

In Tales of the Waterway, art, architecture and light will be used as an instrument in a comprehensive concept to highlight the attraction of the landscape and make the places along the canal more visible. "The main idea is that visitors and people living in the area should experience the canal landscape in a new way," says architect David Fjågesund in Faste landskap / Arkitektur. Fjågesund is part of the Nordic design team behind the project, which also has a landscape architect, lighting designer and artist. 

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. 

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 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 socks 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 3 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?

You can book the sauna here  

Place your booking 12 hours before the time you wish to use it, and also cancel 12 hours prior to your appointment time. All the times and dates updated are updated in our booking calender. When you have completed the booking, you will receicve a conformation e-mail with information. The sauna is open for bookings from 09:00-24:00, with the last accesible time from 21-24, except for Wednesday then it is open for bookings from 09:00-15:00. 

Do I have to book for Drop-in?
No. You just meet up at the sauna. Drop-in this winter every Wednesday from 15:0-21:00.

How do I pay? 

When you place your booking in our booking calendar, you pay directly with your card here. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners 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 in the sauna.  

Where do I collect the key to the sauna? 

We will make arrangement for 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 toilet and shower, approx. 200 meters from Soria Moria, by the parking area. Key to the facility is inside the sauna. Hang the key back at its place when you are done. 

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.

Social media 

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! 

Welcome! 

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Facilities

Disabled persons

  • partially adapted to suit wheelchair users

General facilities

  • bathing jetty
  • locker room
  • sauna

Harbour facility

  • guest harbour
  • sanitary facilities

Participants must bring

  • swimwear

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Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: +47 35 07 56 56

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