Sompasauna is a wood burning self-service public sauna in Helsinki built and maintained by a group of volunteers.
Sompasauna is closed for winter. Small sauna remains open for public during the winter season.
Sompasauna is located in the southern tip of the former port now known as Kalasatama dstrict, 20 minutes walk from the Kalasatama metro station. The sauna is open around the clock in summertime and free for everyone to use.
Come alone or with friends but don’t forget to pack some necessities. You will need drinking water and a towel. Bring some sauna beer, soft drinks and snacks according to your taste. Nearby there is an open fire grill to cook your grilled sausages to perfection.
Ask Finns for tips on how to enjoy sauna – they are glad to help you. Do not use stove if you are not familiar with fireplaces. Be careful with sharp and slippery rocks in the strand and avoid swimming further than 15 meters from the shore. You may but are not required to use a swimming suit.
You enjoy the sauna at your own risk. There is no admission fee, staff or lifeguard for your safety. No food, drink or supplies are sold in location, bring your own. You may need to cut your own firewood at place: a saw and plenty of wood is usually provided.
Here you can find a map and contact information for Sompasauna.
Keep the sauna neat and tidy – clean up after yourself and take your trash with you.