Swim With The Swans at Löyly Sauna, Helsinki

Löyly Helsinki is a public sauna and restaurant, located on  the edge of the sea in the Munkkisaari area, a part of Helsinki that is still in the process of redeveloping itself from an industrial port into an upscale residential and leisure complex. I visited with my wife, Satu, on a Saturday in mid-October – below are 8 tips to get the most from your visit to Löyly Sauna.

Photo: Pekka Keränen

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Ice-hole Swimming & Sauna: A Natural High!

Lakeuden Avantouimarit

Kyllä kylymä teköö hyvää – Yes, the cold does good! Image: http://www.lakeudenavantouimarit.net/

Season 2 Episode 32
I learn why swimming in ice-cold water after taking a sauna is better than sex or morphine! Jussi explains ALL the benefits of Avantouinti, before taking me swimming in the hole in the ice on a frozen pond. Yep, that’s right…

Guests: Jussi Mustikkamaa, Journalist

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