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Loved it!

Was a bit tricky to find but I loved it! Good atmosphere, nice people. Right by the sea. They just... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Alice W
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The best sauna in Helsinki - for free!

Great wooden saunas with a possibility to dip in the sea. Completely built and run by volunteers... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Vantaa, Finland
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11 Sep 2018
“Loved it!”
31 Aug 2018
“The best sauna in Helsinki - for free!”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sompasaaren laituri, Helsinki 00540, Finland
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Was a bit tricky to find but I loved it! Good atmosphere, nice people. Right by the sea. They just built two new saunas. Check out their fb-page to see if they have anything special planned.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alice W
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Great wooden saunas with a possibility to dip in the sea. Completely built and run by volunteers, this "hidden" secret in Helsinki offers great löyly, beautiful views towards the ice breakers, and nice people year-round. Whether you come alone or as a group, and bathe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrYawnie
Reviewed 3 May 2018

There was arson yes, but we built a new Phoenix-sauna next to it right in the same day. We're also building the biggest sauna yet with 20-25 seats. We're open 24/7/365 and will be around at this place for at least a couple of years....More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Tuomas T
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Pros: The sauna itself is really good quality (best in Helsinki?) what goes to temperature, moisture and löyly. Free of charge, free parking. Good people and good atmosphere. Clothes optional mixed gender. Do-it-yourself spirit. Cons: Somewhat hard (and scary?) place to find. No toilet, no...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank mmakine
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Have a sauna for free and swim in the sea! Grill your food on the camp fire and enjoy the great alternative view to Helsinki! No swimsuits needed in the sauna! Go before it's too late, since there will be soon apartment buildings in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Yeni T
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Every year the city talks that this place should be removed. It was established with out any permission but now it has city's approval. It's open 24 h and free! This is what Helsinki and Finland should look like!

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Edelfelt
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Sompasauna is an alternative sauna that will likely not last very long at this place as it is an area where new flats will be built. There are 2 sauna barracks , one small for max 3 people and a bigger one with window to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank TheFlyingSuitcase
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Come to the sauna if you dare :) Here it is worth, and does not drain your wallet. The sauna is warm every day, if it is not when you arrive, so you heat it first. Please bring firewood and water, and towel

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jussi H
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A non-commercial sauna run entirely by volunteers. Something of a curiosity, but also a very good sauna experience in itself. Usually a mixed, international crowd. A possibility to swim in the sea. Everybody is welcome.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Tuukka M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Swimming naked in the sea with a view on beautiful Helsinki city center after warming up in sauna built and run by volunteers, absolutely wonderful finnish people (and most of them even chatty!), unique atmosphere, possibility to barbeque. Awesome experience!

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Malgelir
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Tuomas T
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Thanks, that's great news!