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Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna provided by Taiga Times

Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
When you want to do the most Finnish thing possible - you have to visit a sauna! Join us and get an authentic sauna experience! Our tours are exclusive since our group size never exceeds 8 persons. During this guided tour, we will take you to a smoke sauna, which is held in the highest esteem by most Finns. It is a mixed sauna so a bathing suit is required. As the smoke sauna is heated to around 80-100 degrees Celsius, water is thrown on the rocks (which we have a word for here in Finland: Löyly). This sends a wave of heat throughout the sauna, which in turn helps you to relax, relieve stress, release sweat to flush toxins, help muscle stiffness, and clear your skin. The sauna is located by the lake so after we have heated up enough there is a change for a refreshing swim! Highlights: • Experience an authentic Finnish smoke sauna • Swim in a freshwater lake • Ultimate relaxing experience • Do the most Finnish thing possible
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mannerheiminaukio 1
    Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    The meeting point for this trip will be at the bus stop in front of Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art). The stop is about 65 steps from the museum entrance and approximately 500 meters from Helsinki Central Railway station.
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    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Kuusijarvi
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Mannerheiminaukio 1
    Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    The meeting point for this trip will be at the bus stop in front of Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art). The stop is about 65 steps from the museum entrance and approximately 500 meters from Helsinki Central Railway station.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Duration
2–3 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Towel
  • Sauna-sandals
  • Sauna entry fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Kuusijarvi
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Bathing suit
  • Soap and shampoo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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B Westman wrote a review Aug. 2020
Superior, Wisconsin2 contributions
I visited Finland for 3 weeks back in March and I visited Kuusijarvi with my Finnish cousin she gave me 3 choices where to go for a Sauna and I chose Kuusijarvi I even dove in the lake and I have pics to prove I did it. This was not my first Sauna experience as I am a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stu C wrote a review Feb. 2020
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When Jeff & Kiia picked us up it was like we were hanging out with good friends. They made our first sauna experience comfortable and a ton of fun. Would love to do other excursions with them if I had time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from taigatimes, Owner at Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna
Responded 17 Feb. 2020
Hi Stu, thank you for your review! It was nice to have you guys with us! Hopefully you had good time in Helsinki. Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
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Kerry M wrote a review Dec. 2019
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So if you are ever in Helsinki, Finland and are wondering what to do - do the most Finnish thing and go do the smoke sauna with Jeff and Kiia. What an amazing couple, they made us feel very comfortable and gave us a great time and loads of memories. It’s something you definitely
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Response from taigatimes, Owner at Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna
Responded 8 Dec. 2019
Hi Kerry, thank you for your review! It was great to have you guys and we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the sauna - and that you were brave enough for a dip! Enjoy lapland! Kind regards, Kiia
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Camden wrote a review Dec. 2019
Doha, Qatar7 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed the smoke sauna on Finland’s Independence Day with Jeff and Kiia and it was a truly awesome experience. The smoke sauna is something we’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing and we were not let down. Add a few dips in the icy lake to cool you down between each
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Response from taigatimes, Owner at Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna
Responded 8 Dec. 2019
Hey Camden, Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure to spend the evening with you both. Enjoy the rest of your time in Finland! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
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Annbjørg T wrote a review Nov. 2019
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We booked a tour with Jeff and Kiia, asking if we could get a trip earlier in the day, that was no problem. They picked us up by our accommodation, and drove us to the smoke sauna. It is a sauna used mostly by locals, so it felt authentic. Very warm, so it was nice to take a dip
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Response from taigatimes, Owner at Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna
Responded 22 Nov. 2019
Hi Annbjørg, thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the smoke sauna experience and good work for taking a dip into the cold lake! Kind regards, Kiia
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Lottimatz
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Lovey day in the forest
Lovely day in the forest. Jeff is a very experienced, caring and friendly guide. I can highly recommend to go for t
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Anastasiia Z
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Great and useful
Spend a great day on the forest of Liesjärvi kansallispuisto hunting for mushrooms. The guide was friendly. Learned
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hanyi369
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Great trip!
It was a fun and chill walk. We learnt a lot from Jeff and Kiia. They’re super fun and nice. Highly recommend!
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257kieranw
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Experiencing Finlands Natural Beauty
Fantastic trip! One of the main reasons we chose to visit Finland (as i'm sure it is for many) is the natural beaut
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Relax35223243179
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Great outdoor experience. Relaxing & educational
‪I took the overnight camping trip “camping in Archipelago” and it was a very interesting and fun experience!! As I
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Hensusi
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Family day in Liesjärvi National Park
We had an awesome day in Liesjärvi National Park with our whole family and our dogs and of course super nice host c
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Somesh786
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Best Hike in Finnish wilderness
Thank you Jeff for making it once in a life time experience through one of the Finland's oldest National Park. what
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jenniferonthemove
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Fantastic evening in tranquil Finnish forest
I was lucky enough to squeeze this tour into a flying visit to Helsinki and I highly recommend it to other travelle
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Lundme
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Highly recommended
When Taiga Times contacted me to say I was the only one booked for the day, I was worried I would be stuck making s
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alexandranW5172EN
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Great adventure with our kids
One of our best moments in Helsinki was the visit to the forest guided by Jeff and Kiia! Very knowledgeable of the
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John J
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So Glad I Booked This Tour!
This was just an unforgettable experience and the best part of my week in Helsinki. As a guide, Jeff is the real de
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helenlH9327VS
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A beautiful walk and a delicious lunch? Score!
Jeff at Taiga Times couldn't have been a better guide. Not only did I get to see a part of Finland I wouldn't have
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Laura P
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Best Finnish Wilderness tour
I had an amazing experience with Taiga Times in February. After two tours (Winter Wonderland and Archipelago), I le
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CaitlinTrude
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Unique Finland experience
I was lucky enough to get a one-on-one tour of Porkkalanniemi with the tour guide Jeff! He was kind enough to offer
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tonypr51c
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Beautiful tour in Finnish nature
This small group tour was a beautiful day tour out of Helsinki. While there wasn’t a lot of snow when we went, we t
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