Suolijärven Sauna – wood heated winter swimming sauna

NOTICE : Sauna started again on  11. October 2020 for the new winter swimming season. Sauna is open on Wednesdays and Sundays but likely later on the winter swimming season also on Fridays (will be announced). Now it is also recommended to book a seat in the sauna, see below on this page.

Corona instructions:
Don’t come if you are ill!
Wash hands/use hand sanitizer (can be found in dressing rooms).
Maintain safety distance in dressing rooms, saunas and outdoors. Prefer using the big dressing rooms a bit further from the saunas. When using small dressing rooms, only  three persons inside at a time.
There are person limits for the saunas as well. It is highly recommended book a sauna seat in a shift, check below.
Avoid singing and speaking loudly inside the sauna.

The winter swimming sauna is open  as follows :

Wednesday  17.00 – 20.45

Sunday 14.30 – 18.45

Known exceptions: Sauna is closed 2.12. and 6.12.

Note: During the first half an hour only the smaller sauna is in use. Dressing rooms close 15 min after the sauna.

The sauna session is  to 1 hour 15min + dressing room time (see sauna seat booking). You can stay longer if there are seats available.

Sauna is a mixed sauna, swim suit mandatory. There are two saunas and you can use both the saunas during public hours.

Small dressing rooms without showers are located nearby. There are also small lockers for valuable stuff (e.g. mobiles, wallets, keys), please share one with your friends. Big dressing rooms with showers and toilets are about 100 m from the sauna.

Welcome to this cosy ”summer cottage” like public sauna with traditional wood heated stove. Enjoy also the great landscape of Suolijärvi, cold water of the lake, snow and good sauna company!

Get familiar with:  winter swimming instructions

Entrance fee

The Sauna fee is 7 €, 5 times card 30 €

Students, retired, unemployed 6 €, 5 times card 25 €.

Children (under 12 year) 4 €, 5 times card 16 €.

Payment to the sauna carer you can find somewhere nearby the sauna. You can Pay in cash, exact change preferred. You can also pay using MobilePay or card.

Sport related Smartum, Tyky and Edenred notes and Eazybreak, ePassi, SmartumPay and EdenredPay mobile apps accepted. Related cards can not be used.


Gear and service

Bring with you swim suitwinter swimming shoes or e.g. thick socks for walking snowy&icy paths and decks, water to drink (no tap water available near the sauna).

Gas grill available, bring your own sausages.

Seat booking

Now it is possible and also highly recommended to book a seat in the sauna for yourself and your company, however payment is still done to the the sauna carer. There are three  75 min shifts per day for a sauna. Outside the shifts it is possible to use the dressing rooms without limits. You can reserve several seats one by one with your account to the same shift (If you cancel, remember to cancel all the seats one by one). You can still come to the sauna without reservation,  but it may cause some queueing especially now with corona restricitions. Reservation situation is worth checking even though you would come without reservation to the sauna. If you have made a reservation and you can not come, remember to cancel. A bill is sent via email of the not cancelled seats.

Check the reservation situation and book a seat

Rent the sauna

You can also rent the whole sauna for your group in Suolijärvi from October to April. You can e.g. do some sports together at Suolijärvi recreational area, then go to the sauna and dip to the lake (and possibly grill some sausages) and then continue the evening e.g. in the centre of Hervanta. The first  three hours 148 € (15 sauna goers sauna), additional hours 25 €/h. Only the big public dressing rooms with showers are in use (lockers available). Note that the sauna is located on a public beach and the sauna-goers should obey the rules of the beach.

It is possible to rent the 15 sauna goers sauna for your group before or after the public sauna hours, 75 €/h. Ask more!

For more info or reservation, call 040 0243559

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