Oittaa recreational area, located at the southern end of Lake Bodom, offers multiple possibilities for outdoor activities.
In winter season Oittaa recreational area offers (weather permitting) cross country skiing trails, ice skating, snow shoeing, mountain biking trails and ice swimming. The sauna at the old barn is heated daily during winter season, in summer during weekends.
In summer the beach by the Bodom lake at Oittaa is one of the most popular ones in Espoo. In the area you can also find a frisbee golf course, a beach volleyball field, a permanent orienteering course and an Angry Birds-playground.
From Oittaa recreational area it is also possible to reach Nuuksio national park and Luukki recreational area via outdoor- and nature trails.
The restaurant at Oitta offers tasty and healthy treats as well as lunch. And there's an equipment rental here as well.
Villa Furuvik, a conference and banquet villa located close to the sea, offers public sauna hours in their sauna. The sauna hosts approx. 12 persons at a time. It is also possible to have a swim, ice swimming in winter, while the sauna is located right by a sheltered, sandy beach.
Villa Vuosanta, a conference and banquet villa located close to the sea, offers public sauna hours monthly at their woodheated log sauna. Possible to swim in the sea, while the sea is open.
Sauna dates can be found on the Vuosanta webpages.
Uusi Sauna in Jätkäsaari is a modern neighbourhood sauna, a combination of a public sauna and a restaurant. Uusi Sauna restaurant seats 100 and has two outdoor terraces.
The saunas, separate for men and women, are heated with wood pellets. There's also one electric heated sauna which can be booked for private use.
Osmia is a Finnish design and handicraft company specialized in nature related scents. From the Osmia factory outlet, in Herttoniemi next to the Marimekko outlet, you'll find products related to the Finnish sauna culture: liquid soap, hand made soap bars, shampoo, scrubbing salt and sauna aromas as well as scented candles, that bring the feeling of genuine nature to your home. Osmia manufactures all products from the very beginning to garantee the high quality of raw materials.
The sauna, originally built in the 1880's, was used by the hospital staff and patients in the early days. The sea shore and the magnifique surroundings of the former hospital area offer a unique sauna experience in Helsinki.
The sauna hours open to public are Tue-Thu, some of the hours are mixed sauna hours. It is also possible to book the sauna for private use outside the regular opening hours.
The public sauna on Lonna island pays homage to the traditional sauna culture. The log-built cabin has saunas with lofts for both men and women. Saunas are heated by large wood-burning stoves. Sauna times are set by the hour - 12 new guests can enter both saunas every hour. The bathing time is two hours. There is a large terrace next to the sauna where one can cool off while enjoying great views of the surrounding islands.
Mixed sauna days are Tuesday and Friday.
Booking in advance is recommended.
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