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Helsinki Spa Guide - Which One Is the Best?

  • By Finnoy Travel
  • Updated: 09/20/21 | July 06, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Finnish Spa
  2. Helsinki Spas with Swimming Pools
    1. Flamingo Spa
    2. Allas Sea Pool
  3. Helsinki Spas without Pools
    1. Kämp Spa Hotel
    2. Helsinki Day Spa
    3. Siluetti Spa
    4. Beauty Salons and Massage Parlors
  4. Public Saunas in Helsinki
    1. Saunas in Swimming Halls
  5. Which Spa is the Best in Helsinki?

Finnish Spa

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

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 Winner 2016

Flamingo Spa was chosen as the winner of World's Luxury Spa Awards in 2016.

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.

Allas Sea Pool

While Allas Sea Pool is a great choice in summer, there is also a magical athmosphere during cold and dark nights.

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 Spa

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.

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