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Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall

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Address: Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 310 87401
Activities: Swimming
Description: Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.

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Check this swimming halla - if you can find it!

Simply gorgeus atmosphere with landmark classical style interior design, the entrance is tucked away in a courtyard on Yrjönkatu/Georgsgatan. Look for the sign 'Uimahalli' just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Simply gorgeus atmosphere with landmark classical style interior design, the entrance is tucked away in a courtyard on Yrjönkatu/Georgsgatan. Look for the sign 'Uimahalli' just opposite to the northeast corner of hotel Torni. - Opened in 1928 it was the only public swimming hall in the whole country for decades. It was renovated with devotion 1997-1999. Several genuine saunas. Separate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This classic Finnish wood sauna in central Helsinki was a wonderful experience. Table service outside of your private changing room. An historic swimming pool where the world championships were once held. I was told be a regular that nation hero Gen. Mannheim himself had a private room here. No to be missed if you visit Helsinki. Relax the Finnish way!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

THE perfect location for indoors sauna and swimming right in the very heart of Helsinki - as long as you don't mind sauna bathing and swimming in the nude. One sauna heated with wood, one with electricity and one Turkish bath as an added bonus - plus spectacular architecture from the late 1920s that you can enjoy while swimming. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I can honestly say I have never been to a pool like this one. I love swimming and always look for an opportunity to visit a pool when on holiday. This pool is simply beautiful! Naked swimming is allowed here so men and women have separate swimming times (you can check the website for details). You are of course allowed... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Yrjönkadun Uimahalli is truly great. Its early twentieth century architecture is kind on the eye but the very best of it is the possibility (not obligatory) to swim nude, the saunas and the massage beds one can get! A nice trip on a cold Helsinki morning!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was the highlight of my time in Helsinki. It was relaxing and a unique cultural experience. I did struggle to find the entrance but apart from that it was great. I wish I had taken the time and paid the money to access the second level and cafe. Do be warned though. Everyone swims breaststroke. I imagine this would... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Naked swimming pool (you can also wear swimsuit but most people go naked). The pool is a bit small but nice atmosphere and beautiful building. Can be quite crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went here on a Saturday when it was men only, and this was quite an experience. There was a bit of a wait to use the second floor, which gives you a private "room" with a bed and changing area and access to the entire sauna. There are three saunas on the second floor - wood, steam, and electric... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Notice: men and women rotate every other day. Get ready to swim and bath naked. Venue is straight from ancient Greece. High ceiling, massive columns and a balcony surrounding the downstairs. Would highly recommend a ticket to upstairs. Two hours minimun with seven euros á hour. Three different saunas and a pool. Table service with full menu and drinks on... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you want to experience something different in Helsinki this is a place to go. The building is very beautiful, like an old bath. You can try different types of saunas, swim, order drinks and just enjoy the atmosphere. Especially during the cold winter days, this is a wonderful way to pass time and relax with a group of friends.

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Address: Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 310 87401
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi

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