For a true Finnish experience, this is the best Helsinki swimming pool and sauna in the city. Here’s all the info for visiting Allas Sea Pool Helsinki.
Allas Sea Pool Helsinki is located just across from the Old Market Hall, in the main ferry dock of Helsinki.
It is around a 10 minute walk from Helsinki Central Railway Station.
If you don’t fancy walking, the closest tram stop is Kauppatori. Just a 400m walk to the entrance.
If you plan on using public transport you can buy a Helsinki City Card, which allows unlimited use of Helsinki public transport for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Adults (ages 13 and above) – €14
Kids (ages 3 to 12) – €7
Ages 0 to 2 – FREE
Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband which allows entry to the saunas and pools.
Each wristband is valid for 10 hours, or until closing time, and includes access to a locker.
Open 7 days a week!
Mon-Fri: 6.30am – 9pm
Ticket sales end 40 min before closing time and swimming ends 20 min before closing time.
Best Time To Visit Allas Sea Pool Helsinki + Tips
This is a popular destination for tourists and locals all year round. However, be prepared for minus temperatures outside in the winter in Helsinki.
During the summer months there is a rooftop restaurant available.
Sunday is probably the busiest day of the week to visit. So avoid this day if you like it a little quieter.
Some people recommend visiting after dark, especially in winter for the unique experience of the lights, steam and views across the harbour.
Bring your own soap and shampoo for the shower.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Allas Sea Pool Helsinki
Sauna’s are a huge part of Finnish culture. So if this isn’t on your things to do in Helsinki in winter list, you must have missed the memo.
As soon as we arrived in Finland we were bombarded with messages and information about how important saunas were to the nationals.
So with plenty around the city to choose from, Allas Sea Pool being the most popular, we simply had to check it out this Helsinki swimming pool!
There are three different saunas at Allas Sea Pool Helsinki; women’s sauna, men’s sauna and a sauna for private events.
The sauna for private events is also used as a mixed-gender sauna when there are no reservations.
There are also three swimming pools. They are situated on the pool level that is floating on top of the sea. (There are lifeguards on duty here.)
The sea water pool (+1°C), warm water pool (+27°C) and children’s pool are all open and ready for anyone who wants to swim, exercise, or just hang out and enjoy.
If you plan on visiting, we highly recommend taking a woolly hat with you to wear in the outside pool.
The temperature outside in Helsinki in winter can drop to the minuses, although once you’re in the heated pool you soon warm up.
Plus if you want to nab a photo at this popular Helsinki Instagram spot, you’re going to need something to cover you up.
The main building also houses a cafe, restaurant, shop, winter garden, rooftop terraces and Baltic Sea Centre.
Allas Sea Pool Helsinki was easily our most memorable experience in the capital and we hope you enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Where To Stay In Helsinki
Luxury: Hotel Kämp
Established in 1887 as Finland’s grand hôtel, Hotel Kämp is located in the heart of Helsinki opposite the beautiful Esplanade park.
The hotel features 179 spacious rooms, 15 of which are luxurious suites. The spacious rooms combine historical elegance with high-quality facilities.
All rooms feature comfortable beds, marble bathrooms and Chromecast-streaming systems.
Guests can also order in-room dining and enjoy the lovely view over the park, the city or the inner courtyard. The Brasserie Kämp a la carte menu boasts a wide range of European dishes and an extensive list of beverages.
Mid-Budget: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Featuring the Plaza Restaurant, this historical hotel from 1917 is next to Kaisaniemi Park, 150 yards from Helsinki Central Station.
All rooms come with Finnish design items. As well as a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker and Magic Dream beds with a pillow menu. Some rooms offer city views.
Free fitness centre access and modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi are all available. Plaza Restaurant also serves drinks, while snacks and light dishes are available at the 24-hour lobby bar.
Located on Helsinki’s Katajanokka island, this hostel is a 5-minute tram ride from the city centre.
It offers guest kitchens, free WiFi and a free morning sauna.
Bed sheets and towels are also inclusive of your stay.
Eurohostel’s fresh, simple rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Additional communal areas include kitchens and lounge rooms.
Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet onsite. Eurohostel’s lobby also has vending machines with drinks and snacks.
For more places to stay in Helsinki, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.