Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall

Yrjönkatu 21 b, 00100 Helsinki

Built in 1928, Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall is the oldest public swimming hall in Finland. The architecture of the building is historically and artistically noteworthy, representing a fine example of Classicism. Over the decades it has retained its original appearance, and after the renovations which - began in 1997 - the fantastically restored hall was reopened in October 1999. There are separate swimming sessions for men and women, with bathers having the choice of whether to wear a swimming costume or not. The option to wear a swimming costume became available from September 2001. On the second floor you'll find a steam sauna as well as wood and electrically heated saunas. Between swimming and sauna on the 2nd floor you can relax in your own cabin and enjoy the delicious menu of Café Yrjö (www.cafeyrjo.net).

The Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall will be closed for renovations at the turn of the year 2023. Preparatory work for the renovation will begin in January 2024, and the project will take about two years. The indoor swimming pool will be closed throughout this time. According to preliminary plans, the pool will be reopen to the public in January 2026.