Löyly Sauna
Löyly Sauna
4.5
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • 599Angela
    Toronto, Canada487 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loads of fun by the Baltic
    All four saunas were open - the private sauna, the "normal" sauna, the "pensive" sauna that was very very dark, and the "sauna with a view" that has a glass wall directly viewing the Baltic sea. A nice interior area with a fire and a wonderful area outside with lounge chairs and seating. And there is a nice ladder which you can climb down to put your toe into the Baltic (or, if you are adventurous, actually swim in it). Sauna, watch the boats, have a drink. Change facilities may have been a little cramped, but nothing you can't deal with if you plan ahead. And the attached restaurant serves excellent Finnish food. A chance to sauna with actual Finns in an authentic environment was a real treat.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Richard N
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    pre book if you want to go
    A lovely place to visit while on holiday, it has two indoor saunas and an outdoor sauna. The outdoor sauna is basically a sauna in a shipping container with a glass wall so you can watch the sea. One of the indoor saunas was a dark room for a relaxing experience. There was also a communal room with a fire where you can get a drink or something to eat. However, please note that food and drink prices in Helsinki are expensive. The highlight of the visit was the sea dip in the Baltic Sea! After leaving the sauna, you can go down the steps into the sea. It is definitely a must-try experience! Now, it does get really busy, so pre-booking is also a must. I found it a little too crowded with everyone crammed into the saunas. We didn't even go into the outdoor sauna as it was always full. That would be the only downside to our visit. Additionally, the venue provides towels, which is an added bonus for visitors.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • vimtohana
    Taunton, United Kingdom57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the visit
    This place was a lot smaller than you may think. But the saunas are great. Good variety and nice to get drinks etc. when we went it was quite busy, lots of groups of young people congregating which got a little annoying and meant you couldn’t use certain saunas. We ate in the restaurant which was really good albeit quite expensive (as food seemed to be everywhere in Helsinki). But good service and really enjoyed our time here
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Silvio Daniel
    Cernache, Portugal47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Amazing experience. The best sauna I have ever attended. Good and clean spaces including a lounge with drinks if you want. Normal and smoked sauna and it's possible to dive in the frizzing sea water. Like Tina Turner used to sing "You're simply the best" 😅
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Annmarie
    Arlington, Virginia421 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience - book ahead
    So glad we made a reservation ahead of time - it definitely sells out! When you arrive, they have cabinets to put your coats and boots, but that was so full so we took ours to the locker room with us (yes, there was room for them in our lockers). We also brought flip flops/water shoes and wore them around everywhere. The saunas were fairly crowded, especially because one of the outdoor saunas (the one with the view) was closed for the majority of our 2 hour time block. We talked to one of the employees about it and he was able to get it open for the last part of our time block, which was great! I would image that we probably wouldn't have been able to even get in if it had been open normally because it's clearly a favorite. The other outdoor sauna is pretty dark, so it was hard to see if there were open seats in it or not, much easier to tell with the indoor ones. The dip in the water is a fun tradition, but it seemed like one of the two walkways down to the water was roped off - unsure why. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but it looked pretty crowded when we left (~4pm). There wasn't a great space to put your coat and boots back on between the sauna portion and the restaurant when it's crowded. There's a tram stop nearby or we used Bolt which was faster if you're cutting it close on time.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Stephanie S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Couldn't recommend more
    Wonderful experience - this is a more lux sauna than the Allas Sea Pools and both are worth visiting as they are totally unique. Really recommend you book before you go (you can do this via the website) as it was fully sold out when we arrived. Do bring a pair of flip flops in the winter, as the ice underfoot will numb your feet before you reach the water - which is a hole carved out of the ice in cold weather! It's also worth having brunch in the cafe afterwards to celebrate your sisu!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 1, 2024
  • James A
    724 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant loved it
    we were a group of five booked for 2 hours 8-10pm. loved it, the smoke sauna was our favourite and dipping in the baltic was great fun and cold. well organised although should be open in the mornings as well - missing a trick there. we did not eat. there is drinking water all around. showers and changing rooms were clean but very busy. would go again
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 1, 2024
  • bostondave11
    Boston, Massachusetts285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommend. Don't Miss It.
    My wife and I visited Loyly Sauna our first evening in Helsinki. It was a good treatment for jetlag. We reserved a time for sauna and for dinner here. The saunas were hot for someone like me that is not used to it, especially when water was added. But it was also very relaxing. The highlight for us was jumping in the Baltic Sea in between saunas (we did this 4 or 5 times). They have a deck with two ladders on it so you can lower yourself in or jump if you want. It was about 4-5 feet deep when we were there. I brought Tevas to wear in the sauna and for jumping in the Baltic. I recommend doing that. Most people were in bare feet, but Tevas made it more comfortable to jump in the sea (protected our feet from the rocks). You can order beer and some food in the common area between the saunas. They also provide free water. We had read that it can get crowded, but while one of the saunas was full when we checked, they generally have two or three open for use and we did not have a problem finding space when we wanted it. Note: they provide lockers that lock, towels, and a thin mat to sit on. Also note: saunas are a real thing in Finland. Most Fins that we spoke with take a sauna at least weekly (some do it daily). Dinner in the restaurant afterwards was actually pretty good and our waitress was very nice and friendly (which I could remember her name). I highly recommend.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 3, 2024
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issy95_13
Helsinki, Finland39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
We went to have a sauna here on the weekend. It was fully booked (I thought they were operating at reduced capacity) but frankly it was shocking how busy it was. Both saunas had at least 10 people in, so there physically wasn't space for more of us and we had to queue outside to wait for turns to go in the sauna. All the 'lounge' areas were also full. This would have been unacceptable even in normal times given that Löyly classes itself as a spa, so the fact that the sauna was operating so far over its capacity during covid was particularly surprising. I will not be going back during covid.

Such a shame as the surroundings are great, saunas nice and the food we had was good.
Written February 23, 2021
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Seun A
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Loyly is a place I've frequented multiple times and have had enjoyable experiences in the past. However, my recent visit left me disheartened, as I encountered a concerning practice by the door staff that tainted the overall experience.

In the past, Loyly handled its entry queues efficiently, ensuring a fair and orderly process for everyone. Unfortunately, on my last visit, I observed door staff purposely keeping people waiting outside, seemingly to create an opportunity for queue jumping in exchange for money.

Queue jumping for monetary gain raises significant ethical concerns. It not only undermines the integrity of the bar but also creates an unfair advantage for those willing to pay extra. As someone that has been there many times, I was disheartened to witness such practices at a place I had once respected for its commitment to fairness.

The queue jumping issue significantly affected the overall experience for me and others waiting patiently to enter the bar. Witnessing individuals bypass the line by paying extra left a sour taste and diminished the excitement that used to accompany a night out at Loyly.

I strongly urge you to address this unethical practice and ensure that their door staff upholds a fair and equitable queue management system. Transparency and fairness are essential to maintain the trust of loyal customers and to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for all visitors.

I sincerely hope that you take swift action to address this issue and reestablishes its commitment to fairness and customer satisfaction.
Written August 5, 2023
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Mark L
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is designed for tourists. No self respecting Finn has a sauna while wearing swimwear. It’s unhygienic and uncomfortable as synthetic fibres do not allow the skin to breath and the pores to open up and sweat which is the whole point of a sauna. I guess this concept of making folk wear swimwear is to keep US tourists, not used to public mixed nudity, happy. Instead of forcing folk to wear swimsuits why not reserve one of the saunas for mixed nude use? Plenty of hotels in Finland and Scandinavia have mixed nude saunas. In Germany and the Netherlands it is the norm. The second sauna could have separate male and female sessions for those who balk at public nudity or sessions for those who prefer to wear swimming costumes.
Written January 20, 2020
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BSusannK
Munich, Germany37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
All in all unfortunately a very touristy experience that I would not recommend. The idea in itself is really nice - different saunas, cooling „pool“ directly in the Baltic Sea, a bar with drinks. Unfortunately the place was rather crowded when we were there. The changing rooms are super small and showers too few for the amount of people they let in. Wouldn’t go again.
Written July 11, 2022
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Annmarie
Arlington, VA421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
So glad we made a reservation ahead of time - it definitely sells out! When you arrive, they have cabinets to put your coats and boots, but that was so full so we took ours to the locker room with us (yes, there was room for them in our lockers). We also brought flip flops/water shoes and wore them around everywhere.

The saunas were fairly crowded, especially because one of the outdoor saunas (the one with the view) was closed for the majority of our 2 hour time block. We talked to one of the employees about it and he was able to get it open for the last part of our time block, which was great! I would image that we probably wouldn't have been able to even get in if it had been open normally because it's clearly a favorite. The other outdoor sauna is pretty dark, so it was hard to see if there were open seats in it or not, much easier to tell with the indoor ones. The dip in the water is a fun tradition, but it seemed like one of the two walkways down to the water was roped off - unsure why.

We didn't eat at the restaurant, but it looked pretty crowded when we left (~4pm). There wasn't a great space to put your coat and boots back on between the sauna portion and the restaurant when it's crowded. There's a tram stop nearby or we used Bolt which was faster if you're cutting it close on time.
Written January 17, 2024
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BestRegards FromFar
Cape Town Central, South Africa583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Spending a few hours in this modern sauna before joining a dinner at the attached restaurant is the way to go in Helsinki! The atmosphere is unique as young people gather here before their evening out and enjoying the sauna here really gave us a slice of life of the Finnish people living in Helsinki. Traditions are kept as you will still find your ladle to pour water on the stove to create the perfect humidity. Do yourself a favour and visit the sauna on any city trip to Helsinki!
Written May 23, 2022
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FinnishMom
Southwest Finland, Finland131 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
I’ve been to Löyly ten times before and it has always felt like an exclusive, high end experience. What’s happened Löyly?!
The shower rooms smell like mold, the drain in the women’s shower is clogged, the sauna wasn’t warm, the plastic glasses that you drink water from have cuts and cracks on the top. The water basin was dirty. We bought the sandwich for 15 EUR and it was just sad, ridiculously small for a sandwich with that a high price (taste was good). When saying that it’s way overpriced to the waiter her response was that ”I haven’t set those prices”. Who answers a claim like this?
It’s just sad to see something that was like a pearl become a place where you go ”ewww” several times. Do something. Pick yourself up!
Written September 3, 2022
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bostondave11
Boston, MA285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My wife and I visited Loyly Sauna our first evening in Helsinki. It was a good treatment for jetlag. We reserved a time for sauna and for dinner here. The saunas were hot for someone like me that is not used to it, especially when water was added. But it was also very relaxing. The highlight for us was jumping in the Baltic Sea in between saunas (we did this 4 or 5 times). They have a deck with two ladders on it so you can lower yourself in or jump if you want. It was about 4-5 feet deep when we were there. I brought Tevas to wear in the sauna and for jumping in the Baltic. I recommend doing that. Most people were in bare feet, but Tevas made it more comfortable to jump in the sea (protected our feet from the rocks). You can order beer and some food in the common area between the saunas. They also provide free water. We had read that it can get crowded, but while one of the saunas was full when we checked, they generally have two or three open for use and we did not have a problem finding space when we wanted it. Note: they provide lockers that lock, towels, and a thin mat to sit on. Also note: saunas are a real thing in Finland. Most Fins that we spoke with take a sauna at least weekly (some do it daily). Dinner in the restaurant afterwards was actually pretty good and our waitress was very nice and friendly (which I could remember her name). I highly recommend.
Written May 3, 2024
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vimtohana
Taunton, UK57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This place was a lot smaller than you may think. But the saunas are great. Good variety and nice to get drinks etc. when we went it was quite busy, lots of groups of young people congregating which got a little annoying and meant you couldn’t use certain saunas. We ate in the restaurant which was really good albeit quite expensive (as food seemed to be everywhere in Helsinki). But good service and really enjoyed our time here
Written September 26, 2023
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Popcicle
152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
When in Finland it’s a must to try a sauna and Loyly has 2 with one being a traditional smoke sauna which we preferred but was super hot compared to the wooden sauna, with the option to take a dip in the Baltic or have a cold shower. Nice chill out area with a fire and access to purchase drinks, also outside seating which would be a must in the summer months. The only downside for us was the changing area was crammed with people arriving & leaving at the same time but don’t let that put you off. It’s lovely building with great views and a lovely restaurant.
Written November 20, 2021
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