Swimming and saunas
Helsinki offers you many possibilities to enjoy a relaxing swim or sauna. In case you don't feel like lying on the beach during your holiday and are looking for a more active holiday head instead to a waterpark.
Take a dive in the largest swimming hall in Finland, the Mäkelänrinne Swimming Centre or enjoy the atmosphere in the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall having the feel of a Roman bath. There is something for everyone!
Helsinki has 315 islands and almost a 100 kilometres of shoreline. The city’s beaches and archipelago are perfect for enjoying outdoor recreation, swimming and nature walks. The most popular swimming beach is Hietaniemi Beach, or “Hietsu” as it is known locally.
For you who prefers a more active vacation can head to some of the water parks in the surrounding areas of Helsinki.
Nearly all hotels in Helsinki have their own saunas, in addition to which visitors can enjoy the public saunas listed here.