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The Harvia ATV Sauna Is How You Do Off-road Wellness

No one said you should forget about pampering yourself when you’re off-roading. In fact, you could go off the beaten path with a sauna in tow and make sure you get your spa on wherever you are.
The Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading with 6 photos
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The Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading withThe Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading withThe Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading withThe Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading withThe Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading with
During our Expedition Vehicles Month, we talked about a large variety of overlanders and offroad-suited vehicles, from massive, multi-million rigs to the most common version of pop-up tents. This Finnish creation would have fit right in, in conjunction with one of those expensive rigs to get it to a remote location. The ATV could take over from there.

The idea for this build is simple: why leave the comforts and benefits of a hot steam sauna at home when you’re going off the beaten track? Just because you’re ridin’ dirty doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the pampering you get at your local wellness center. Just plop the sauna onto a trailer and haul it with your ATV, and you could even enjoy a sauna while someone else does the driving. Think “designated driver” stuff, but with a slight twist.

The Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading with
Photo: Harvia
It sounds ridiculous, of course. It even looks ridiculous and potentially dangerous, based on the video at the bottom of the page, a creation of the Stunt Freaks Team dating back to 2015. It sounds like what started as a fun idea for online content (“We had this idea to built Sauna that you can drag behind ATV! We had so much filming this video haha”) was turned into an actual product. A win-win in our book.

Harvia, a Finnish specialized sauna maker that helped with making this video, is selling the ATV Sauna. “With the Harvia ATV Sauna, you can enjoy sauna bathing in the most inaccessible of places. The sauna trailer is easy to transport with an ATV on and off road, and the sauna accommodates up to four bathers,” Harvia says.

As per HiConsumption, it’s based on the Harvia M3 SL wood-burning stove, which provides enough steam with a smaller quantity of wood and, as such, is ideal for the road. The stove has a WL400 protective sheath and a 22-liter (5.8-gallon) pipe model water heater.

The Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading with
Photo: Harvia
While the SFT video shows how fun (but potentially dangerous) is to go riding like you don’t have a trailer with a freaking sauna attached to the back, the actual built is very sturdy. It could still flop to one side if you’re not careful enough, but it’s sturdy. It’s constructed of Ultratec cement with an extra enforced frame. XPS thermal insulation boards are placed between the inner wood paneling and the exterior steel panel to ensure no heat loss.

The sauna is spacious, too. As you can see in the video, it can fit four people at once, albeit there won’t be enough room to sprawl. With a width of 47.24 inches (120 cm) and a depth of 78.74 inches (200 cm), it weighs 1,058 pounds (480 kg), with a maximum weight capacity of 2,204 pounds (1,000 kg).

For extra stability on uneven ground, there’s a shaft support leg that keeps it in place when parked, while offroad tires ensure a relatively smooth ride over almost all types of terrains.

The Harvia ATV Sauna is a sauna you can go offroading with
Photo: Harvia
No price is mentioned on the official page of the Havia ATV Sauna, but feel free to contact them if you love the idea of such a unique outdoor sauna. As for the video that probably started it all, it’s hilarious. It’s what Mr. Bean would do to pick up chicks in the woods if he was Finnish and had the skills to pull off such a stunt.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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