Rajaportin Sauna has remained almost unchanged through decades. You experience a genuine time travel to the past while entering this sauna. Actually, the only change was made in 1930’s by erecting a wall to separate mens’ washroom from womens’. This sauna, still heated by wood in traditional manner, was established in 1906 and has since offered memorable sauna bathing for Tampere dwellers as well as visitors from near and far.
The massive masonry stove is the heart of the sauna. Meter-long logs are needed to make the stones, in all weighing over a ton, to glow red. After the fire is out, water is thrown over the stones to remove carbon monoxide, then the lids of the funnel are shut and the stove calms down. Löyly, the spirit of the sauna, spreads out and lasts for the whole evening. First stern and dry, the löyly gets more gentle, moist and supple later in the evening.
In each dressing room there is space for 15-20 people at a time, and for approximately 12 in the sauna room itself. We appreciate that mobile phones will be shut when entering the sauna zone.
In the house across the yard there is a cosy café, which is open along with the sauna. Inside the café, there is space for 30 people.
Outside the common opening hours, the sauna and the café can be reserved for private occasions.
Mo and We 5 e, Fri and Sat 8 e
under 7 yrs
under 17 yrs
From the city center westward via Hämeenkatu-Pirkankatu-Pispalan valtatie. Distance approximately 3.0 km from the railway station.
Buses 1,11,13,18,19,25,26,27,29. The stop where you get out of the bus is called Rajaportti.
By car: there is limited number of parking lots in Mäkikatu next to the sauna.
A preheated, massive stove. A long-lasting, sturdy löyly, that is, the sauna spirit. Also a coffee house and services of a massotherapist available.
Services by reservation include massage and sauna treatment by a sauna therapist: http://www.pispala.fi/rajaportinsauna/hieronta.en.html