Public traditional Smoke Sauna Evenings

Come and enjoy genuine Finnish experiences in the lumberjacks' style from the 1950's. Visit the huge smoke sauna, have a delicious traditional dinner with Kuopio specialities, enjoy live accordion music.

PUBLIC TRADITIONAL SMOKE SAUNA EVENINGS AT JÄTKÄNKÄMPPÄ, A REAL LUMBERJACKS' LODGE 

Traditional public Finnish evenings are organised every Tuesday around the year and in the high summer season (25.6.-27.8.) also on Thursdays (not on Thursday 8.8.2024) at Jätkänkämppä Lumberjacks' Lodge (jätkä = a lumberjack, kämppä = a lodge), which is an authentic lumberjacks' lodge from the 1950´s. Jätkänkämppä is located 600 metres from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti. Check the dates and exceptions above.

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.

RATES

  • Smoke sauna vistit (sauna time max. 2 hours). Price for the sauna is 17 € / adult, 12 € / pensioner, 8,50 € / child 4-12 yrs. For our hotel guests 10 € / adult and 5 € / child 4-12 yrs.
    It is possible to rent a towel (3 €) but we do not have swimsuits for rent. Bring your own swimsuit to keep it in sauna room and when swimming in the lake. In winter time there is an ice hole. Sauna drinks available from the Lodge Jätkänkämppä.
  • Traditional Finnish dinner buffet, prices: 32 € / adult and 15,50 € / child 4-12 yrs. Settings: 16.30-18.30 and 19.00-21.00.
    If you have halfboard and want to change your hotel buffet to the traditional buffet at Jätkänkämppä, the extra cost is 9 € / adult and 4,50 € / child 4-12 yrs.
  • Package prices: sauna visit + dinner buffet 47 € / adult and 22,50 € / child 4-12 yrs . Hotel guests: package price 42 € / adult and 20,50 € / child 4-12 yrs


SPRING PROGRAMME FOR TRADITIONAL SMOKE SAUNA EVENINGS ON TUESDAYS until
28.5.2024

  • The lodge is open at 16-21.30, free entrance to the area
  • Smoke sauna available at 16-21. Sauna time max. 2 hours. You can buy sauna drinks in the Lodge Jätkänkämppä and bring them with you to the sauna dressing room.  Possibility to swim in Lake Kallavesi - when the lake is frozen, you can try ice hole! 
  • Traditional Finnish dinner buffet is served. Settings at 16.30-18.30 and at 19.00-21.00. Click here to find Jätkänkämppä Spring Menu (valid until 28.5.).
  • Live accordion and violin music at 17-21  

SUMMER 🌿☘️PROGRAMME FOR TRADITIONAL SMOKE SAUNA EVENINGS ON TUESDAYS 4.6.-27.8.2024 and THURSDAYS 25.6.-22.8.2024 (not 8.8.2024!)

  • The lodge is open at 16-21.30, free entrance to the area
  • Smoke sauna available at 16-21. Sauna time max. 2 hours. Sauna drinks available the bar in the smoke sauna terrace. Possibility to swim in Lake Kallavesi.
  • Traditional Finnish dinner buffet is served, look the menu here. Settings at 16.30-18.30 and at 19.00-21.00. 
  • Live accordion and violin music at 17-21 
  • Lumberjack's demonstrations at  18.30 and 20.30 (free of charge): skillful, traditional lumberjacks' show on water with the logs.

SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT SMOKE SAUNA EVENINGS 5.7.-26.7.2024

  • On Fridays 5.-26.7.2024 the smoke sauna is available at 17-21. During these smoke sauna evenings, the Lodge Jätkänkämppä is for private use only.
  • Price for the sauna is 17 € / adult, 12 € / pensioner, 8,50 € / child 4-12 yrs. For our hotel guests 10 € / adult and 5 € / child 4-12 yrs.
  • It is possible to rent a towel (3 €) but we do not have swimsuits to rent. Bring your own swimsuit to keep it in sauna room and when swimming in the lake.
  • Sauna drinks available in the smoke sauna terrace.

 

PRIVATE USE

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. 

HOW TO ARRIVE IN JÄTKÄNKÄMPPÄ

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Jätkänkämppä videos:

Smoke sauna and ice-swimming

Two lumberjacks in action

Lumberjack' demonstration

Rauhalahti and Jätkänkämppä

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

Rauhalahti and Jätkänkämppä