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Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall

Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
358 9 310 87401
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Ranked #19 of 148 Attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Health Clubs
Activities: Swimming
Description: Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Actually, I'm not writing as a tourist, but as a regular visitor, and would like to share few tips. This swimming hall is historic, the oldest public swimming hall in Finland. It still follows the naturist ideals of 1920's, and as it doesn't have separate locker rooms (lockers are visible from the pool), is likely to do so in the... More

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Windsor, England
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I went there on Saturday afternoon and had a really lovely time. Wonderful historic atmosphere surrounded by magnificent architecture. I shared a cabin with the person in front of me in the queue. We got naked together and it was all very natural. I didn't make use of the bed in the cabin to relax, but alternated between the various... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Finally got to these baths. Check the days as its women some days and men on others (Tues, Thursdays & Saturdays).Swam naked in the Art Deco Swimming baths and enjoyed the Sauna. Be warned the water is cold!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a fantastic experience and very liberating, the Yrjonkadun swimming hall is a beautiful place and when you are allowed to walk around naked having a beautiful swim and sauna it is a wonderful thing. The cafe is lovely upstairs if you pay for the extra cubicle but wish it had an english translation in the menu. Otherwise all was... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Cant really rate accurately since It is closed till 31st of August. But it is not provided in their website. So I thought of writing it here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you like to swim naked and are from a country like Canada, where this only happens in lakes at night then you will love this place. I felt like I was part of some secret all-female society, swimming naked and listening to the sound of water and Finnish bouncing off the walls. If only once in your life...

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is my favorite swimming hall in Helsinki. I've been there numerous times during the past 10 years, both 1st and 2nd floor. If I want to just swim, I go to the 1st floor, and if I'm with a friend, I definitely want to go to the 2nd floor and enjoy all the saunas and the wonderful cafeteria. I... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is definitely what I would call 'surreal but nice'. I am normally so shy but overcame my inhibitions and went swimming only wearing my goggles! For someone who hasn't even gone topless on the beach before, I really surprised myself. I then sat in the steam room followed by being served a cool drink. This place has to... More

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Willesden Green, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Big swimming pool, two sauna(1'floor), relaxing area wooden sauna and other wellbeing treatment(2' floor) All these on an authentic Finnish sauna environment. NB: sauna is for men or women only, check the right day in advance

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FARNHAM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

For a minimal €5, attended the all male Saturday night sauna and swimming session. Spotlessly clean, an unchlorinated pool and a wonderful restful atmosphere. Probably one of the best sauna experiences I've had in over 30 years of having saunas around the world. What was so great was the wonderfully hot sauna followed by a cooling off in the swimming... More

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