activities / Health & wellness

Jätkänkämppä information

Kuopio , Finland
+358 30 60830
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adult/child €12/6
Opening hours
4-10pm Tue, also Thu Jun-Aug & Nov-Dec, 4-11pm Jun-Aug
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This giant savusauna (smoke sauna) is a memorable, sociable experience that draws locals and visitors. It seats 60 and is mixed: you're given towels to wear. Bring a swimsuit for lake dipping – devoted locals and brave tourists do so even when it’s covered with ice. Repeat the process several times. Then buy a beer and relax, looking over the lake in Nordic peace.

The restaurant in the adjacent loggers’ cabin serves traditional Finnish dinners when the sauna’s on, with accordion entertainment and a lumberjack show. Buses 7 and 9 head to Rauhalahti hotel, from where it’s a 600m walk, or take a summertime cruise from the harbour.