No Tamperean would ever be in a hurry while sitting in sauna. In Tampere region there’s an exceptionally good possibility to experience sauna. There are over 30 public saunas open throughout the year. That makes Tampere the official Sauna Capital of the World.
The traditional way
You can choose from a great variety of saunas. An oldie but goldie is the Rajaportti sauna with its soft heat. Rajaportti sauna is the oldest public sauna still in use in Finland. Visiting Rajaportti will take you on a time travel to sauna history and culture. Another great place to meet the locals is Rauhaniemi public sauna, situated by the lake Näsijärvi.
Sauna in the heart of Tampere
The latest addition to Tampere sauna scene is Kuuma – atmospheric warmth of one of the newest public sauna in Finland. Kuuma is located in a central spot in the heart of Tampere, by the Laukontori market square and boat quay. From the heat of the sauna you only need to take a couple of steps to plunge into the refreshing waters of the lake Pyhäjärvi in Kuuma’s own pool area.
It’s good for you!
Health benefits of sauna are scientifically studied and proven. The relaxation brought by sauna bathing makes it a brilliant stress repellent and enhancer of sleep quality. Also the latest studies have shown that the most notable changes while having a sauna occur in the blood circulation. Sitting in the sauna strengthens and speeds up both blood flow and pulse in the same way as exercise. Simultaneously, it also protects the heart.
Lake swimming in all seasons
Tampere is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. There are also over a hundred more lakes inside the city boundaries, and nearly on every lake you can find a beach or a place to swim in.
The Finnish lakes are clean and many locals like to swim in the lakes all year round. Especially winter swimmers tell how euphoric they feel after dipping into a hole in the ice.