At Kotiharjun, you'll find the city's only remaining traditional wood-burning sauna. An old-fashioned urban retreat favored by Helsinki locals since 1928, Kotiharjun welcomes travelers without catering specifically to them. As tradition requires, separate facilities are provided for men and women. Electrically heated saunas are available for small groups and families. Open Tuesday through Sunday 2pm-8pm.
This appeared in the January/February 2014 issue.