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Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna

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Address: Rauhalahti, Kuopio 70700, Finland (Formerly Katiskaniementie 8)
Phone Number: +358 3 060830
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Hours:
Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Lumberjacks' style, traditional restaurant, 600 metres from Spa Hotel...

Lumberjacks' style, traditional restaurant, 600 metres from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti, on Lake Kallavesi. Traditional buffet, bar. In the same yard "the world's largest smoke sauna" with the possibility to swim in the lake (in winter in the ice hole). The sauna room (steam room) is unisex, separate dressing and shower rooms. In the sauna you can use swimsuit or towel.

PUBLIC evenings: Tuesdays all around the year and in summer June-August also Thursdays PUBLIC traditional evenings 16-22 PM (in June-August until 23 PM): tradional buffet, smokesauna is available, accordeonist plays and sing-song and in summer time also lumberjack's demonstration at 18 and 20. Ohter days are for groups in private use.

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We’d already had several sauna experiences on our holiday in Finland, so on a Tuesday night our Finnish friends took us to the Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna. By now we kind of knew... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Boyd J
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Buderim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We’d already had several sauna experiences on our holiday in Finland, so on a Tuesday night our Finnish friends took us to the Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna. By now we kind of knew what to expect; the smoke was an added dimension and as always, the swim in the lake in between saunas was exhilarating. There was also a log rolling/lumberjack... More 

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Thank Boyd J
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is a fantastic sauna near a lake It opens only Tuesday and Thursday after 16:00 The most beautifull thing it was the swimming into the lake after the sauna and you can go again in and again to the lake This an excellent experience

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Thank YVONNi12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Visited kuopio in September and we decided to relax one day, after a long journey, and went to jatkankamppa sauna, fantastic!! The sauna regenerated us!!

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Thank Arlind L
Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Lived in Kuopio for 6 years now and not once did I take a local Finnish person to this place. Entrance fee is about 10€ for which you get a towel, locker if needed and a lot of excitement. There is student discount as well. You can get here with the car or take a bus from Prisma for example... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

One gets to understand finns better if dare to visit the smoke sauna. Good in winter when you get to be in the sauna's heat for a while and then go outside to gasp some fresh and frosty air. You may also want to dive in the snow or take a quick swim in the ice-hole. Yes, maybe a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

This sauna is quite different from the ones we usually encounter today as it is fired with wood and the smoke penetrates the room and warms it up and is released just before the sauna is ready. This is the traditional way the sauna was heated decades ago. Today there are only few public saunas left as everybody in Finland... More 

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County Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

I loved the smoke sauna. It's so hot that you start sweating the second you walk in. The smell of the pine wood smoke is lovely. I'd recommend jumping in the lake afterwards rather than just showering as it adds to the whole experience.

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Thank aims50
Kuopio, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

You can order summer teatre and "rosvopaisti" for groups

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Kuopio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

Local atmosphere and nice local food. An accordionist at the place playing Finnish and international songs.

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