Many people living in an apartment house in Helsinki don’t have their own sauna, and there may not be enough shifts in the condo sauna. And even if you had a sauna at home, its size doesn’t necessarily allow organizing a larger party. Fortunately, you can find many saunas in Helsinki that you can rent for a whole evening!
You may not know, but one of the doorways in Iso Roobertinkatu leads to the stylish Roba Lounge sauna and party venue. In the daytime, it’s suitable for having meetings in a quality environment, but in the evenings, it transforms into a classy sauna venue with a relaxation area.
Everything is taken into account in Roba Lounge, even the tiny details. You cannot avoid the wow effect. One of the unique features is the rest alcove that has a circle-shaped entrance. In addition, Roba Lounge’s sauna includes a TV screen, so you don’t need to stop watching a movie or a sports match while you’re in the sauna. In other words, Roba Lounge is nearly a perfect venue for organizing both relaxed sauna evenings and classy parties.
Roba Lounge, Iso Roobertinkatu 10, www.robalounge.fi/en/
Located in front of Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki, Uunisaari Island is an enjoyable destination around the year: in the summer, the beach and the rocks of the island call you to enjoy, and in the winter, you can wonder the arctic sea.
Uunisaari restaurant is surely familiar to many locals and travelers, but did you know that there are sauna venues for rent, too? They are in use all year round, and in the winter, the bravest can take a dip in an ice hole between the sauna baths. There is also a more comfortable option provided: an outside jacuzzi, where you can admire the scenery or the starry sky.
And if you become suddenly hungry in the sauna, no worries. Uunisaari has a Sauna Menu and various snacks to offer.
Uunisaari, Pohjoinen Uunisaari, www.uunisaari.com
‘Different’ is a word that describes this event and sauna venue. You see, we are talking about a former Finnish warship, Patrol boat 55, that can be rented for private and business use nowadays.
The impressive steel boat looks gray from outside, but it hides cozy and neat salons inside. There, you can organize almost anything from meetings to pre-Christmas parties and sauna evenings. There have been even weddings in Patrol boat 55!
Patrol boat 55 has a sauna, too, where you can fit even 15 people at a time. The cherry on top is the outside jacuzzi on the deck that is in use year-round. If you were looking for an unordinary sauna venue, I think you may have found it.
Patrol boat 55, Hietalahdenranta 19, www.vartiovene55.fi/in-english/
These three sauna venues are only a tiny sample from all of the possibilities in Helsinki!
Written by Suvi Joensivu.