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“Swim naked” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall

Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall
Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
358 9 310 87401
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Ranked #1 of 17 Spas & Wellness in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Swim naked”
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...

Visited March 2014
13 Thank JB4059
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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Back to the beginning of the 20th century - in a good way”
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 recommend to taste "sima" which is a traditional Finnish drink, kind to between lemonade and sider. Usually we drink it only once a year, on May 1st (Mayday), but here you can buy it all year round. The 2 hour bathing time is easily a bit tight, so don't spend too much time bathing, if you still want to try the cafe.

Visited February 2014
6 Thank Anniina K
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“No more inhibitions!”
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 be experienced to appreciate it fully. GO!!!

Visited March 2014
11 Thank Joanne D
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Willesden Green, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“That's the way they do it...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

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

5 Thank Diego C
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“Sauna and Swim all as Nature intended”
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 pool, completely naked. Very popular with probably over 100 people using the facilities.

Visited February 2014
4 Thank Aidan53
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