Continue your journey to the sauna capital of the world, Tampere, which is a two-hour train trip from Helsinki. Check timetables at vr.fi. In Tampere, you’ll find numerous public saunas, including sauna and restaurant Kuuma, which merges Finnish traditions with urban vibes and is one of the newest additions to the city’s sauna scene.
Head further into Lakeland to Kuopio via a 3.5-hour train ride from Tampere. Situated on the shores of Lake Kallavesi in Kuopio, Saana is a fairly recent addition to Finland’s public sauna scene and is well worth a visit. The Finnish word “saana” means “sauna” when pronounced in the local Savo dialect.