Swimming Stadium

In Helsinki is two outdoor swimming pools; Helsinki Swimming Stadium and the Kumpula Outdoor Swimming Pool.

The legendary Swimming Stadium, or more familiarly Stadikka, is the oldest public outdoor swimming pool in Finland. The swimming pool, designed by architect Jorma Järvi, was built in 1940 for the Olympic Games, which were cancelled because of the war. The stadium was later used as a racing arena at the 1952 Olympics. Today, Stadikka is one of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area's most popular sports venues for the whole family. The public outdoor swimming pool includes a large swimming pool, a children's pool, a wading pool and a diving pool with a diving platform. Annual attractions include clown diving competitions and moonlight swimming. In addition to swimming pools, Stadikka also has saunas and an outdoor gym, a children's playground, beach volleyball and basketball courts and a café.

Contact information

Hammarskjöldintie 5, 00250 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map

- Mon-Sun - Closed



Water slide

Finnish, Swedish

- one visit €5,80
- 10 visits €46
- 1 month (30 days) €46
- 4 months (120 days) €138

Children (7-17 y/o) and others (senior citizens, students, unemployed, disabled, conscripts and conscientious objectors, asylum or temporary protection seekers and those who have received a decision on the matter)
- one visit €3,20
- 10 visits €25
- 1 month (30 days) €25
- 4 months (120 days) €75

War veterans, children under 7
- free of charge

- Personal customer card (serial cards) €4
- Swimming costume €7
- Towel €7
- Seat cover / soap €1
- Water slide (open 12-18) €5

War veterans, children (under 7): free of charge.

Lockers are available in the changing rooms. Make sure you have a 50 cent coin as a key deposit.

+358 9 310 87854

+358 9 310 87855

swimming schools and supervised sports
+358 9 310 87858

swimming schools and supervised sports
+358 50 401 3629

Jenni Lainekivi
+358 9 310 23770

summer manager
Katja Kuusisto
+358 9 310 21449

Services: 50-metre pool, children's pool, wading pool, diving pool, diving stands: 1, 3, 5, 7,5 and 10 m, spring boards: 2 x 1 m, 3 m. Water slide; open 4.6.-13.8.(ticket €5), user must be able to swim. Main building: saunas, sundeck stands, meeting facilities for approximately 20 people.
Children's play area, outdoor gym area, 2 beachvolley fields, basketball field, kiosk and café.

Other info: Sand filter cleaning is used as the cleaning method (chlorine). Note! Swimming in shorts is forbidden - with the exception of swimming trunks. A photography permit from the Sports Facilities Section is required for photography. The use of fins and snorkels is prohibited.

The outdoor swimming pool area has also an outdoor floorball rink, table tennis tables, an indoor gym, a giant chess area and picnic tables with game platforms. You can borrow floorball, basketball and beach volley equipment as well as chess pieces, for example, from Uimastadikka against a deposit.  

For the summer of 2023, new bicycle racks have been erected in front of the Swimming Stadium.


Hammarskjöldintie 5, 00250 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The 3 accessible parking spaces are located outdoors over 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking spaces is at least 3.6 m.
  • The route to the entrance is smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated and it uses movement-guiding surface material.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated.
  • The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door is heavy or otherwise hard to open.
  • The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.
  • The foyer is cramped.

In the facility

  • The sports facilities are located on floor 1.
  • For moving around, there is a lift cramped for wheelchair users; the door opens easily manually. The floor numbers in the lift cannot be felt with fingers. (The minimum dimensions for an accessible lift are width 1.1 m and depth 1.4 m.)
  • The service point has directions to the different facilities.
  • The customer service/cashier's desk is located on the entrance floor.
  • The customer service/cashier's desk can be found easily. The desk is accessible to customers standing only.
  • At the customer service/cashier's desk, you can borrow a wheelchair, shower wheelchair, rollator walker.

Dressing room, shower room and sauna

  • The dressing rooms are located on the entrance floor.
  • The facility does not have an accessible dressing room. The men's/women's dressing rooms must be used instead. The door of the dressing room is heavy or otherwise hard to open.
  • The dressing room features a dressing bench and sufficient room for an assistant. The numbering of the lockers is clearly legible. An accessible toilet is connected to the dressing room.
  • The shower room is connected to the men's/women's dressing room. The door of the shower room opens easily manually.
  • The shower room has a more spacious and accessible showering spot with a seat as well as a support railing.
  • The sauna is connected to the men's/women's dressing room. The door opens easily manually.
  • The sauna has room for one wheelchair.

Sports facilities

  • Room is available next to the pools for storing aids during swimming.
  • The large/deep pool features accessible entry via a pool lift or gently-sloping steps. The steps have handrails on both sides.
  • The children's pool features accessible entry via gently-sloping steps. The steps have handrails on both sides.
  • A separate teaching pool is not available. Teaching is provided in various pools depending on the situation.
  • An accessible toilet is not available in the pool area.

Seating area

  • The sports facility features a spectators' seating area which has stairs. The seats have been highlighted from their surroundings with contrast.
  • The seating area does not have accessible spots for wheelchairs.