HISTORY OF KANKAAN SAUNA
Kankaan sauna is located in over a 100-year-old red brick building along the Tourujoki River, right next to the center of Jyväskylä. The historic building has seen a lot over the years: It was originally built as a horse stable for the paper mill in 1916, but as early as the 1920s the horses had to give way to motor and oil as the building was converted into a garage.
After the wars, the paper mill’s fire department moved into the building filling the old horse stable with their modern equipment. Later, the building served as the gatehouse for the Kangas paper mill. The buildings history and its old uses are still present in the form of the building’s old chimney, where the fire department used to dry their fire hoses, and the ramp next to the entrance which used to lead to the hayloft, where they stashed hay for the horses.
The long-empty space was resurrected in the summer of 2020, when we at the Kankaan sauna and café began operations. Two saunas, a café, terraces, and the large lively lounge ensure that you feel as comfortable with us as you do in your own living room. Kankaan Sauna is a relaxing and comfortable meeting place in the middle of the developing Kangas area.
Morning ice hole dip mon—fri / from 7 to 9 (9am)
Saunas mon—sun / from 18 (6pm) to 22 (10pm)
mon—fri / from 7 to 22 (10pm)
sat—sun / from 12 to 22 (10pm)
ON FOOT OR BY BIKE
Kankaan Sauna is located about two kilometers from the Jyväskylä city center. By bike the trip takes about 5 minutes, and on foot you can get there in just over 15 minutes.
In the future the sauna will also be easily accessible by bus as the traffic arrangements in the Kangas and Seppälä areas change. Current bus routes and timetables can be found on the Jyväskylä Public Transportation (aka Linkki) website at https://linkki.jyvaskyla.fi/en as well as their Local traffic Trip Planner at https://jyvaskyla.digitransit.fi/.
You can drive to the sauna in about 5 minutes from the Jyväskylä city center. Take a turn to Vapaaherrantie and you will find a large parking area along Kympinkatu.