Helsinki offers many possibilities to enjoy a relaxing swim or sauna. Helsinki beaches and archipelago are perfect for enjoying outdoor recreation, swimming and nature walks. The most popular beach is Hietaniemi Beach, or “Hietsu” as it is known locally.
Nearly all hotels in Helsinki have their own saunas, in addition to which visitors can enjoy the public saunas.
The Kotiharju Sauna is the last genuine wood-heated public sauna in Helsinki and has welcomed sauna-visitors since 1928. Hardy washing ladies are still on hand to scrub the living daylights out of you, should you wish. Massage and other treatments are also available.
Address: Harjutorinkatu 1
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 14-20 (doors close as indicated but the saunas are in use until 21.30)
Price: Adult sauna 12 € Website: http://www.kotiharjunsauna.fi
Accessibility: No access with wheelchairs, lots of steps.
(“Cultural sauna”): Architect Tuomas Toivonen’s and Nene Tsuboi´s ecological design -sauna is located in the shadow of the sculptural Merihaka district. There are wood pellet heated saunas for men and women, seat covers are included in admission fee, towels can be rented.
Address: Hakaniemenranta 17
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 16-20
Price: Adult sauna 15 €
There are separate departments for men and women; no swimsuits, no towels allowed in the sauna. No photography, no alcohol allowed on premises. No groups (max three persons). Please bring your own towel.
Sauna Arla, founded in 1929, has a long tradition as a public sauna in Helsinki. It is one of the three oldest remaining public saunas in Helsinki and is heated by natural gas and wood.
Address: Kaarlenkatu 15
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 15-21.30, Sat-Sun 14-21.30
Price: Adult sauna 12 €
Löyly was opened in 2016 and consists of saunas and a restaurant. At Löyly there are three different saunas that are all heated with wood: a continuously heated sauna, a once heated sauna (that is heated in the morning before the sauna is open and stays warm all evening) and a traditional smoke sauna.
Address: Hernesaarenranta 4
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 4-10 pm, Thu-Sat 1-10 pm, On Sat also 7.30 am- 10 pm, Sun 1-9 pm
Price: Morning sauna 19€, 2 hours 19€
The Allas Sea Pool
The Allas Sea Pool is located near the Market place in the city centre. There is a fresh water swimming pool, a salty water swimming pool, a kiddie pool. You will also find separate saunas for men and women as well as a café.
Price: Adult 12€
Opening hours: please see the website
Hietaranta offers a shallow and safe swimming area and is very popular on hot summer days. You can also enjoy beach volleyball and basketball. Children have their own play area. There is also a café.
Address: Hiekkarannantie 11
Opening hours: Supervised beach season 5.6. - 13.8.2017 at 10.00 - 20.00
In the beach area there are facilities like cabins for changing, toilets, showers, a children's playground, a beach-volley field, a weightlifting area and a kiosk.
Address: Munkkiniemenranta 44
Opening hours: Season 5.6. - 13.8.2017, supervised beach 12-18
The following facilities are available: toilets, showers and a weightlifting area.
Address: Mustikkamaanpolku 2
Opening hours: Season 5.6.-13.8.2017, supervised beach 10-18.
The outdoor swimming area consists of four different pools: a 50-metre pool, a diving pool, a children's pool and a wading pool.
Opening hours: Season 2017: 7.5-17.9.2017, Mon-Sat 6.30-20.00, Sun 9.00-20.00
Price: Adult 4€
Kumpula Outdoor Swimming Pool
Kumpula outdoor swimming pool was built for the Olympics 1952 and is the third oldest outdoor swimming pool with tracks. It was recently renovated maintaining the original outfit. The pools: a 25-metre pool, a children's pool, a wading pool and a diving pool.
Address: Allastie 1
Price: Adult 4€
Opening hours: In summer season (25.5. -27.8.2017) Mon-Sat 6.30-20, Sun 9-20
Mäkelänrinne Swimming Hall
Mäkelänrinne swimming hall has e.g. a 50-metre swimming pool, a diving pool, 10 metres’ diving boards, a children's pool (water +32C), a teaching pool, cold-water pools, solarium and massage (advance booking needed).
Address: Mäkelänkatu 49
Opening hours: 2.5- 2.7.2017 sekä 7.-31.8.2017 Mon-Fri 6.15-21, Sat-Sun 8-20
Price: Adult 6.70€