As frightening as it may seem to slide yourself into ice cold water, the experience is incredible. When in contact with the cold water, your body sets off its own fireworks under your skin, as various hormones are released. Ice baths can be taken many ways. Many professional athletes use ice baths to speed up muscular recovery after great strain. For most people though, the easiest way to enjoy ice baths is after a hot sauna.
In Lake Kvitåvatn at Gausta, there is a new floating sauna this season. During the winter the ice will be cut open for all brave bathers to experience the contrast of burning heat and the ice cold water. Maybe you are a future ice bather?