Sompasauna is a wood-burning self-service public sauna, built and maintained by a group of volunteers in Helsinki.

Visitors enjoy the sauna and swim in the sea at their own risk; there is no lifeguard or staff on-site.

The sauna is open around the clock and free for everyone to use.

LOCATION

Sompasauna is located in Sompasaari Helsinki,  a 15 minute walk from the Kalasatama metro station. Check out the Google map at the bottom of the page.

WHAT TO BRING

Visitors bring their own towel (swimsuit optional) and sauna beverages. An open-fire grill is also available to cook sausages.

Firewood is usually available on site but, in winter, it’s advisable to buy a small bag of firewood from a 24h gas station or supermarket.

Throwing water on the stove is allowed. In winter, it’s advisable to buy a canister of spring water from a 24h gas station or supermarket.

SAFETY TIPS

  • Do not use the stove if you are not familiar with fireplaces
  • Be careful with sharp and slippery rocks on the seashore
  • Avoid swimming further than 15 meters from the shore
  • Do not throw sea water on the stove. Only use spring water

Ask Finns for tips on how to enjoy sauna – they will gladly help you.

Please remember to keep the sauna neat and tidy. Clean up after yourself and take your trash with you.

Welcome!