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.
NOTE: The big sauna is closed for winter. However, the small sauna is open during winter too.
Sompasauna is located on the southern tip of the Kalasatama district in Helsinki, a 20 minutes walk from the Kalasatama metro station.
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.
- 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.
Here you can find a map and contact information for Sompasauna.