At the Kankaan sauna you can experience two different saunas that are both heated with Finnish Narvi electric heaters. The bigger sauna can fit up to 15 people and offers a softer steam, whereas the smaller sauna (known as the vastasauna) fits 5 people and offers an experience for the lovers of a harder steam. After enjoying a relaxing steam, you can cool off on the outdoor terrace, which can be accessed from the sauna department.
At the Kankaan sauna men and women will use the saunas in turns on alternating nights. Mixed saunas will also be organized occasionally. During the mixed saunas, the dressing room space will be divided in two with curtains. The saunas and the shower space are shared, and on mixed sauna nights the use of swimwear is mandatory in all areas of the sauna department.
Please take a shower before going to the saunas and the Avant°pool. For hygiene reasons, seat covers must be used in saunas. Please note that it is forbidden to bring your own drinks and food into the Kankaan sauna.
The smaller of the saunas is called a vastasauna. The word vasta means a kind of a whip or bouquet made of birch branches and it is traditionally used to gently beat oneself in sauna. The goal is to enhance the relaxing effect of the steam on the skin and muscles and it should not hurt! The vastasauna seats 5 people and there you can try using a vasta yourself, just remember to buy your own vasta from the reception.
We will also host themed saunas, where you can experience various sauna treatments. Sauna yoga and peat saunas are also organized on the benches of the bigger sauna. Follow us on Facebook for more information!
Us Finns know the numerous health benefits of sauna and going to the sauna is a part of our cultural heritage. In addition to heat, cold is also known to be good for you. Throughout times we have taken dips in ice holes or rolled in snow during the sauna.
Kankaan sauna can offer its customers the ice hole dipping experience all year long in the form of a Finnish innovation Avant°pool. The pool is designed for cold recovery as well as promoting natural well-being and is used even by Olympic-level athletes.
Do you want a refreshing start to your workday? Come and visit the Kankaan sauna in the morning! What better way to start your day than to pop in the ice hole aka the Avant°pool, wash up and grab a breakfast from the cafe!
The Avant°pool is open on weekday mornings from 7 am to 9 am. Please bring a swimsuit with you, as there are no separate shifts for women and men.
You can book and pay for a sauna shift easily online. You can also arrive at the sauna without a reservation and pay on the spot.
We recommend bringing your own towels and seat covers.
On mixed sauna nights swimsuits are mandatory.
Please take a shower before going to the saunas and the Avant°pool.
For hygiene reasons, seat covers must be used in saunas.
Children under the age of 7 take a sauna free of charge when using the same locker with their parent.
Please note that it is forbidden to bring your own drinks and food to the Kankaan sauna.