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Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna

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Fantastic and unique smoke sauna

Once upon a time all Finnish saunas were smoke saunas (savusauna), but their heating is a lot of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
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Great sauna experience

This is unlike any sauna you may have been to in the UK. The real Finnish experience. Its only open... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
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Lumberjacks' style, traditional restaurant, 600 metres from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti, on Lake Kallavesi. Traditional buffet, bar. In the same yard "the world's largest smoke sauna" with the possibility to swim in the lake (in winter in the ice hole...more
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Rauhalahti, Kuopio 70700, Finland
+358 3 060830
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Once upon a time all Finnish saunas were smoke saunas (savusauna), but their heating is a lot of work so they are a small minority now. Further, most smoke saunas are owned by private individuals. Jätkänkämppä is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is unlike any sauna you may have been to in the UK. The real Finnish experience. Its only open twice a week to the public, Tuesday and Thursday in the summer and only Tuesday in the winter. We were fortunate to be there on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HillsRCC
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A fabulous experience. Really can't recommend this enough. My partner and I had a wonderful evening enjoying the glorious smoke smell, intense heat and then exhilarating jump into the lake. Stunning views and a unique setting. There are small lockers for valuables and towels are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank lauracI3915GA
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We’d already had several sauna experiences on our holiday in Finland, so on a Tuesday night our Finnish friends took us to the Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna. By now we kind of knew what to expect; the smoke was an added dimension and as always, the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Boyd J
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is a fantastic sauna near a lake It opens only Tuesday and Thursday after 16:00 The most beautifull thing it was the swimming into the lake after the sauna and you can go again in and again to the lake This an excellent experience

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Visited kuopio in September and we decided to relax one day, after a long journey, and went to jatkankamppa sauna, fantastic!! The sauna regenerated us!!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Arlind L
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Lived in Kuopio for 6 years now and not once did I take a local Finnish person to this place. Entrance fee is about 10€ for which you get a towel, locker if needed and a lot of excitement. There is student discount as well....More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank hajlander1984
Reviewed 11 November 2015

One gets to understand finns better if dare to visit the smoke sauna. Good in winter when you get to be in the sauna's heat for a while and then go outside to gasp some fresh and frosty air. You may also want to dive...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 857aleksandri
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This sauna is quite different from the ones we usually encounter today as it is fired with wood and the smoke penetrates the room and warms it up and is released just before the sauna is ready. This is the traditional way the sauna was...More

Date of experience: February 2015
5  Thank TheFlyingSuitcase
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I loved the smoke sauna. It's so hot that you start sweating the second you walk in. The smell of the pine wood smoke is lovely. I'd recommend jumping in the lake afterwards rather than just showering as it adds to the whole experience.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Amy M
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