Swim beneath a stunning Art Deco interior at the oldest indoor pool in Finland, Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall. Soak up the healing water of this pool, which locals traditionally swim in nude (though you can choose to wear a bathing suit if you'd like). This neoclassical structure originally opened in 1928, and the well-preserved building has historical and cultural significance to the city. Since its renovation in 1996 you can fully experience its intended splendor. Spend some time in the site's sauna or gain access to the 2nd floor with a more inclusive ticket, where you'll find a cabin, bathrobes, and other amenities. Our Helsinki trip itinerary planner makes visiting Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall and other Helsinki attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall Reviews
When in Rome etc. A great idea to visit this pool and sauna when in Helsinki - just do it. I read somewhere that Finland has 5.5 million people and over 2 million saunas, so I almost felt obligated to... more »
This was a excellent experience. It was so liberating to be able to swim naked, without feeling uncomfortable. Great to have the saunas as well. ie you are ever in Helsinki this place is a must more »
This is a special place - women and men swim on separate days, naked. Of course you can use a swimming suit if you wish. It's a historical building with a lot of character. You are able to rent your own little resting area on a second floor on specific times, also a small menu is available. Otherwise you use a normal small locker on a first floora. My absolute favourite, highly recommend.
It's a really nice place. What is surprising for a foreigner is the possibility to go nude in the swimming pool. So expect to see most people's hoo-haas staring right at you when swimming. The 90 degree sauna is as strong as it gets, at least that's what it says on the sign... Though you'd have to sit rather close to the stove(?) to get any decent heat. I guess they worry that some people might die out there... For students it's a good price of 3 euros. Don't expect also any jacuzzi or bath, which would be nice to have! 😃 Otherwise a nice historic and beautiful place. Just remember to check - separate swimming days for women and men
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