This page contains affiliate links. Clicking them is free but we may receive a small commission. Please read our advertising policy to understand how the partners have been chosen.
Table of Contents
The word spa has many definitions in Finland. Quite often, a spa includes many pools for relaxing and different kinds of saunas. Treatments are also available but they don´t play the main role. When a Finn tells you that she/he is going to a spa, it usually means only relaxing in saunas and pools. A natural reason is that the treatments are quite expensive and Finns prefer sauna to treatments.
There are also a few spas which focus more on giving treatments. Usually, they are smaller and do not have pools but they offer massage, beauty treatments and sometimes also saunas. Such services are offered especially by Finnish spa hotels targeting to travellers.
Saunas play a major role in the Finnish spa culture. A Finnish spa has naturally a Finnish sauna but quite often, there is also a steam sauna to accommodate non-Finnish customers who prefer milder temperature. In Finland, public saunas are more popular than regular spas.
Helsinki Spas with Swimming Pools
Helsinki area has 4 cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. The public transport network is good and travelling between the cities is fast.
Flamingo Spa is the easiest choice for a family. It has a water park for children and a closed spa area for adults. In the adults' area, there are many saunas, warm pools and a restaurant from which customers can also buy alcoholic drinks. Treatments can be bought separately with an extra charge.
Flamingo Spa is just next to the Helsinki Airport and it is an excellent choice for a stopover guest. The spa is enhoused in the basement of the Flamingo Hotel building.
- Price: 25 to 39 euros + treatments
- Location: In Vantaa, a few minutes from Helsinki Airport
We recommend Flamingo Spa for stopover guests, families and couples who love saunas and warm pools.
Allas Sea Pool
Allas Sea Pool is perhaps the best choice in summer and also a good choice in winter. It has a heated (+26 degrees) open-air pool, a heated pool for children and a non-heated sea water pool. All the pools are open all year round.
There are separate saunas for males and females and also a unisex sauna. Allas Sea Pool has a restaurant serving food and alcohol. Treatments like massage, are not available.
- Price: 15 euros
- Location: In Helsinki Centre
Offerilla is selling highly discounted tickets to Allas Sea Pool. Now it's a great chance to secure inexpensive winter swimming experiences.
We recommend Allas Sea Pool on sunny days. Though going there for a evening swimming in winter is also a unique experience that this open-air spa offers.
Helsinki Spas without Pools
Kämp Spa Hotel
Kämp Spa is located in Kämp Hotel which is one of the best 5-star hotel in Helsinki. This spa is a natural choice for people staying in the same hotel. No pools are available but the spa has a Finnish sauna and also a steam sauna.
Kämp Spa is a modern and fresh spa in the middle of Helsinki. The spa is a good choice to receive treatments and just to relax in the middle of Helsinki.
- Price: depends on treatments
- Location: Helsinki Centre
Kämp Spa is suitable for those who are looking for the best quality spa treatments in Helsinki.
Helsinki Day Spa
Helsinki Day Spa is similar to Kämp Spa focusing on spa treatments. This spa neither has has a pool nor a sauna. It shares the premises with Klaus K Hotel.
Helsinki Day Spa serves snacks like bananas and peanuts in the lounge which can be accessed before and after treatments. The spa is meant mainly for relaxing by receiving treatments. Helsinki Day Spa is a stylish place to unwind just in the middle of Helsinki.
We recommend Helsinki Day Spa for guests who are happy just to get treatments in a central location without a sauna in one of the best day spas in Helsinki.
- Price: depends on treatments
- Location: In the Helsinki Centre
Siluetti is not just a spa but also a hospital providing aesthetic consultation and surgery. Still, it is possible to book a visit there if you intend to only use their spa services.
- Price: Depends on treatments
- Location: In the Helsinki Centre
We recommend Siluetti Spa for people who need also aesthetic consultation.
Beauty Salons and Massage Parlors
It is easy to find beauty salons and massage parlors in Helsinki. If you do not wish to try a sauna but just to have a treatment, one of these salons can be a good choice. Be aware that especially some of thai massage parlors may offer massage with unwanted extra services.
If you wish not to try Finnish sauna (that is sad), we recommend you to head to a regular beauty salon or massage parlor.
Public Saunas in Helsinki
Instead of visiting a spa, why not to try a public sauna. Even though there are about 2 millions home saunas in Finland, public saunas have become popular again. People like gathering together and have sauna. In Finland, sauna a place to discuss with the strangers.
Saunas in Swimming Halls
Public saunas do not need to be fancy. With a small budget you can visit any public swimming hall where there is at least one sauna, usually many more. The price of a single ticket to a swimming hall is about 5 euros. If your budget is higher, there are brand new stylish public saunas with restaurants but older traditional public saunas are also available. New ones are more pricey so visiting an old sauna may be a good choice. Older saunas are also more authentic.
Which Spa is the Best in Helsinki?
There is no a single answer but we can give tips for finding your favourite spa.
Flamingo Spa is the best place if you just wish to try different saunas and relax in pools. The spa has everything you need and the quality is good. This spa is also family friendly which offers a place for everyone, adults and children. Unfortunately, the quality comes with the price.
If you prefer treatments, we would advice you to head to Helsinki Day Spa.
If you are not a spa fanatic, give a try to a public sauna. If the budget is a main concern, you can visit a public sauna with an affordable single entry ticket (5€ - 6€) in any public swimming pools in the Helsinki region. Sauna is a famous Finnish way to relax that you shouldn't miss while in Finland.
If you found this information interesting or useful, please remember to SHARE the article with your family and friends!
Tips For Your Next Journey...
Book hotels from a reliable booking site
It is wise to book hotels on a reliable booking site. We recommend European booking.com that has good booking conditions, excellent customer service and offers the best prices.
Ensure your booking payments refundable
While there is always a risk that flights can be cancelled anytime by airlines, you should ensure your booking payments to be refundable in case of such cancellation. We use a reliable payment card which gives additional security and savings while travelling and so we recommend you getting your own Curve Card.
Don´t miss unforgettable activities and tours
Whether you are travelling near or far, make your trips more memorable by attending organized activities and tours. On GetYourGuide, you will easily find after sought sight seeings and tours at your destination.