Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall
Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall
4.5
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.
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Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
How to get there
  • Rautatientori • 4 min walk
  • Kamppi • 6 min walk
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Anders R
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
THIS IS A GREAT SWIMMING HALL 🏊🏽‍♀️. I just had to shout it out. Go here if you want a calm atmosphere, no annoying children yelling, playing and running, your own cubicle where you can rest, and lovely architecture. The extra fee for the 2nd floor facilities (e.g. own cubicle, steam room, wood burning sauna) is money well spent. Please observe that they apply a gendered admission schedule, so there's no need for swimming pants.
Written 9 October 2023
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Barry C
Berlin, Germany200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Very cool for sauna! It has switching days woman or men, so checkout before you go. 75 and 85 degress, very hot but nice. After sauna you can shower and swim. The price is only 5 EUR (compared to other locations).
Written 28 March 2023
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Mark R
Miami, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
A very interesting experience for a first time to a swimming hall and sauna in Finland. Bathing suits are “allowed” but no one wears them so just expect that and deal with it. Bring a towel from your hotel because towel rental costs more than entry. If you don’t have much experience in saunas then don’t sit near the heater - i guess that means you’re the water guy and you’ll be told to add more when it’s time by the other people in there. Overall it’s a very cool experience
Written 18 February 2023
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Nick
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Had a fantastic two hours in the pool and sauna area this morning, and have a few bits of advice that I wish I had known in advance. First of all if you are only going for a simple swim and sauna option (ie ground floor facilities only) you DON'T get a free towel or robe for the price. Entry cost €5.50 for the swim/sauna but it was another €7 just to hire a smallish towel. I then paid a further €1 for a paper 'mat' that you can sit on in the sauna. However, I was quite surprised to see that in both of the saunas most men just sat naked on the benches, without a towel or mat, something that would get you into trouble in a German sauna for sure. The paper mat ended up so soggy I also abandoned it fairly soon. Next time I will take a small spare hand towel to sit on.

The attitude towards nudity is super convenient in the whole ground floor area. You can stick all your clothes in your locker at the start and then forget all about them, you don't need to dress or wrap up at any point in any section. Nudity is compulsory in the saunas and optional in the swimming pool. There must have been about 50 people around over the whole time I was there and I only noticed three or four people wearing swimming costumes. My (female) friend visits sometimes and she says among women it's slightly over half who go nude in the pool, so either way skinny dipping is the majority choice. It creates a very pleasant, somehow quite old-fashioned atmosphere, and I was surprised how many cheerful conversations took place in the sauna among the supposedly taciturn Finns, several of whom chatted to me a bit.

And in the downstairs only section you can stay for as long as you want, there is no timed entry system. I stayed two hours and had frequent swims in between visiting the two saunas. The final tip I must give is to take some soap/shampoo along with you. There are no soap dispensers anywhere near the row of showers, so I had to rinse off in water only. I think the pool is missing a trick by not providing this, because some people won't be quite so clean when going for a dip. But that's just about the only thing I can suggest as an improvement on an otherwise perfect experience.
Written 16 February 2023
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vinmarvelous
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
So it was one of the nearest swimming pool from the hotel I stayed. Luckily my hotel reception were able to call them and confirmed that Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only for men's. This is one of the oldest swimming hall where swim wear were optional. I paid 16 euros for 2 floors from 1pm to 3pm. The overall staff were friendly and speaks good English. 1st floor dry sauna were opened with the 3 lanes pool. 2nd floor wet sauna and another dry sauna with some traditional herbs or leafs were opened too. It was such a great relaxing experience and everywhere were clean and well maintained. Looking forward to visit you again whenever I am back to helsinki in the future.
Written 3 December 2022
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nullpoints
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
This is closed during summer. Until End of August. You be wasting your time going here as its closed. This app not very good to let you know when things are closed
Written 12 July 2022
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anitatpt
Guia, Portugal42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My mom took me here when I was 5, the first time. We went every week, the whole family.
There is a special feeling when you get in this old building. It's so beautiful!!
Also the situation is perfect in the City.
Written 19 June 2022
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longhaulfromlondon
Teddington, UK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This remains the best place in Helsinki for a swim and a sauna. Though the days are segregated the hours are long and it's possible to get in for a swim around other committments when in the city. It's calm, relaxed and a great place to enjoy a swim and a sauna. It's also, at least on mens days, pretty sociable and although the dominant language is obviously Finnish, it changes quite quickly to English if you attempt to join in. All in all, a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 11 May 2022
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Kayla
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very lovely place! Must see! This is the first and oldest public swimming hall in Finland. It's a great place to stop by as a traveler or local.
Written 25 January 2022
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longhaulfromlondon
Teddington, UK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've been to this place several times over the years, it's close to the place I usually stay in Helsinki. The days are segregated for men and women, what I say relates to men's days because that's what I have experience of. I have no idea if anything is different on women's days. Tickets are timed for two hours although it is possible to stay longer for an additional fee.

On arrival you have the choice of the first floor or after 13.00 also the second floor. The second floor offers additional facilities including food and drink and a towel robe. If you just want to swim and have a sauna the first floor is fine as that's where the pool and two of the saunas are. On the second floor you will have a changing cubicle with a bed to rest if you wish, on the first floor you will have a locker along the side of the pool.

There are no changing rooms because the days are single sex and indeed you don't get changed, you undress because in the pool and saunas the dress code is naked. There are notices up around the place that have trunks with a line drawn through them indicating the fact that they are not worn but that's quite normal in Finland. If you've never done that before don't be put off, it's all very relaxed and don't be tempted to wear trunks because you will look odd and out of place.

The pool is in lanes, slow, fast and run although at the deepest point it's more than 3m so you need to start swimming there too. The temperature is comfortable, access is either by shallow steps at one end or ladders along the side. The saunas are set at two different temperatures, the hotter one at 85c which is excellent and very relaxing however, don't be tempted to take a towel in the sauna, no other man does, just sweat and shower off, sweat and shower off, you won't recognise how clean you are afterwards. There are plenty of showers all with good water pressure and temperature controls.

It's a great place to relax and unwind passing a couple of hours particularly during the long and dark Finnish winter, I absolutely recommend it.
Written 22 February 2020
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