Public traditional Smoke Sauna Evenings

Come and enjoy real Finnish experiences in lumberjacks's style in 50's. Visit the very large smoke sauna, have a delicious traditional dinner with Kuopio specialities, enjoy live accordeon and violin music.


"Traditional public Finnish evenings" are organised Tuesdays around the year at Jätkänkämppä (jätkä = a lumberjack, kämppä = a lodge), which is an authentic lumberjack lodge from the 1950´s. The Jätkänkämppä is the pride of Rauhalahti and it is situated 600 metres from the Spa Hotel Rauhalahti. 

This event is selected as a top wellness product in Finpro’s Visit Finland Finrelax growth programme. See the bulletin here.
In addition, Jätkänkämppä's smoke sauna was picked by Culture Trip as on of their Finland Local Favorites 2017. Read the article, 10 of the best saunas in Finland.


  • The lodge is open at 16-22, free entrance to the area
  • Smoke sauna available at 16-21. Price for the sauna is 15 € / adult, 12 € / pensioner, 7,50 € / child 4-14 yrs incl. the towel. Bring your own swimsuit to keep it in sauna room and when swimming in the lake. Sauna time max. 2 hours. In additiion you can buy drinks at sauna.
  • Dinner buffet is served. Settings: 16.30-18.30 and 19.00-21.00. Menu: Robber's Roast. Price 24 € / adult, 12 € / child 4-14 yrs
  • Package price: sauna visit and dinner buffet 37 € / adult, 19 € / child 4-14 yrs
  • You can find the the whole menu here.
  • Live accordion/violin music at 17-21  

PRIVATE USE (not Tuesday evenings)

The Jätkänkämppä Lumberjack Lodge provides a memorable venue for conferences, family functions, Christmas parties, weddings and corporate entertainment. Jätkänkämppä has its own menus for evening meals that also feature traditional provincial specialities. Entertainment options that can be booked for a function include an accordionist, a lumberjack show and various playful games. Find out more here.



Read more here.
In summertime it is possible to arrive in Jätkänkämppä by boat (Koski-Laiva Ltd):

Jätkänkämppä videos:

Smoke sauna and ice-swimming

Rauhalahti and Jätkänkämppä with smoke sauna

Two lumberjacks in action
Lumberjack' demonstration

Rauhalahti and Jätkänkämppä

How to make special menu Robbers' roast (in Finnisch)

Rauhalahti and Jätkänkämppä