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“Great lake, must visit definetely”
Review of Kuusijarvi

Kuusijarvi
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Vantaa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Kuusijärvi is the place to visit. Great lake. Saunas. Beautiful nature. The best place in Vantaa for natural recreation. I visit Kuusijärvi often. Just today actually. Walked around the lake and had lunch at the Kuusijärvi lake restaurant.

Thank Antti V
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Remarkable place for me. Located at a lake side somewhere in the woods. Nearly smoked, wearing flip-flops and bikini in heavy snowfall, heading to ice bath, the best ever.

Thank Jitoslav
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Really wanted to try the smoke sauna / lake dip while I was in Finland. This was a amazing experience if you have never done this kind of thing before I would completely recommend it and do push yourself to give it a go, two from my group were not interested in getting in the frozen lake but they did and thanked us later for pushing them into trying it. The facilities were clean and large enough to hold the crowd. There are electric saunas in the main building(separate male / female) and then a smoke sauna(unisex) a short walk towards the lake. You can hire towels there and the cafe was open during our visit- we stayed from about 4-6pm.

1  Thank Joshxs89
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a must do in Finland if u want to literally jump In head first into Finnish culture. The smoke Sauna is a tradition and if u can brave it jump In the frozen lake. Make sure to take slippers or your feet will freeze in the winter when U walk from Sauna to Sauna or Sauna to lake !

1  Thank Richieperera
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Sitting in the Kuusijärvi smoke sauna, it felt like a cross between a community meeting and the witches scene in Roman Polanski's Macbeth. I would say is really worth a visit for a traveller that wants a local and traditional experience. You need to remember your bathers, as the smoke sauna is gender mixed. You can hire towels and eat in the cafe. We visited when it was -21 degrees, and it was still refreshingly nice to dip in the lake.
Things to remember: Most signs will be in Finnish, so learn the words for change room, electric sauna and smoke sauna before you go if you're nervous about asking strangers (I'm like this). If you're visiting in winter, ask about footwear when you pay so you don't damage your feet from walking over the ice to the lake. Take your own shampoo and soap to wash off the soot afterwards. If you use the electric sauna, you can be naked, or stay in your bathers; try to remember in the change room to tear off some paper from the roll to sit on before you enter the electric sauna.

1  Thank Pezmac
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