Soria Moria is open for booking for a maximum of 6 people at a time.
Clarification of hygiene rules:
- Everyone must shower before entering the sauna! PS! Shower and toilet are in a small brown building 200 meters from the sauna, on the right side of the road going down to Soria Moria! (see map further down the page).
- People with symptoms of respiratory infection (coughing or sneezing) do not have access.
- Wear swimwear and sit on a towel on the bench!
About Soria Moria
The artistic idea
Soria Moria is a work of art of a sauna - glittering like a piece of jewelry in Lake Bandak!
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
- Bath robe if you have
- Flip-flops/bathing shoes or wool sock in winter
- Bag for wet swimwear
- Drinking water
- A flashlight for those autumn and winter nights when it gets dark early can be handy
How many people does the sauna accommodate?
Soria Moria is open for max 6 people at a time
What does it cost?
The sauna can be rented for 2 hours at a time:
1-6 persons NOK 300,-
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.
How do I pay?
You place your booking in our booking calendar and pay directly with your card here. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Where do I collect the key to the sauna?
You will receive information about the key in the confirmation e-mail when you have booked your appointment.
Can you drink alchohol in the sauna?
Yes, in moderation inside the sauna in your time booked, not outside or the outside area (public area)
Is there a toilet and shower in the sauna?
No, not in the sauna, but we have a sanitary facility with toilet and shower with hot water, approx. 200 meters from Soria Moria, by the parking area (see map). You will get the key to the sanitary facility with the sauna key.
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 #soriamoriasauna #visitdalen we will be extremely happy, and we can promise you lots of likes!
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