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Helsinki Spa Guide - Which One Is the Best?

  • By Finnoy Travel
  • Updated: 08/15/20 | March 03, 2020

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Table of Contents

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

How Are Spas in Finland?

The word spa has many meanings in Finland. Quite often, a spa includes many pools for relaxing and different kinds of saunas. Treatments are also available but they are not playing 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.

There are also spas which focus more on giving treatments. Usually, they do not have pools but they offer massage, beauty treatments and saunas. Such services are offered by spas in finnish hotels.

Saunas are a major part of Finnish spa culture. A Finnish spa has naturally a Finnish sauna but quite often, there is also a steam sauna to accommodate better non-Finnish customers. In Finland, public saunas are more popular than regular spas.

Spas with Pools in Helsinki Area

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 area for adults. In the adults' area, there are many saunas, warm pools and a restaurant from which spa customers can also buy alcohol 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 Helsinki Airport and it is a good choice for a stopover guest. The spa is enhoused in the basement of the Flamingo Hotel building.

  • Price: 35 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 and a non-heated sea water pool. Both the pools are opene 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: 14 euros
  • Location: In Helsinki Center

We recommend Allas Sea Pool on sunny days. Though going there for a evening swimming in winter is also a unique service that this open-air spa offers.

Spas without Pools

Kämp Spa

Kämp Spa is located in Kämp Hotel which is one of the best 5-star hotels 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 good choice to receive treatments and just to relax in the middle of Helsinki.

  • Price: depends on treatments
  • Location: Helsinki Center

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. However, 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 without a sauna in one of the best day spa in Helsinki.

  • Price: depends on treatments
  • Location: In Helsinki Center

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 Helsinki Center

We recommend Siluetti Spa for people who need also aesthetic consultation.

Beauty Salons and Massage Parlors

It is easy to find many 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 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

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.

Public 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 e may be a good choice. Older saunas are also more authentic.

Which Spa is the Best?

There is no a single answer but we can give tips for choosing your 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, why not to go try a public sauna. If 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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