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Yrjönkatu swimming hall

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Yrjönkatu 21 b
00100 Helsinki

Telephone: +358 9 310 87401

Opening hours:
Exceptional opening hours: -
Entrance hours from 29.8.2022 onwards

Women (swimming time 2 hrs)
1st floor 12.00 - 20.00
2nd floor closed
1st floor 6.30 - 20.00
2nd floor 13.00 - 20.00
1st floor 6.30 - 20.00
2nd floor 13.00 - 20.00
1st floor 11.00 - 20.00
2nd floor 13.00 - 20.00
with the special swimming card
1st floor 9.00 - 10.00

Men (swimming time 2 hours)
1st floor 6.30 - 20.00
2nd floor 13.00 - 20.00
1st floor 6.30 - 20.00
2nd floor 13.00 - 20.00
1st floor 7.00 - 20.00
2nd floor 13.00 - 20.00
with the special swimming card
1st floor 7.00 - 8.00

The swimming pool will close 30 minutes after the cash desk closes.

Note! On Wednesday and Thursday mornings the sauna facilities are cleaned during swimming hall opening hours. The pool and the lanes at the Yrjönkatu swimming hall are available to everyone during the opening hours of the hall and cannot be reserved.

1st floor with locker

- one visit €5.80
- 10 visits or 1 month €46
- season card (120 days) €138

Children (7-17 y/o) and others (senior citizen, student, unemployed, military service, asylum or temporary protection seekers)
- one visit €3,20
- 10 visits or 1 month €25
- season card (120 days) €75

- personal customer card (10 visits, 1 month or season card) €4
- towel €7
- swimming suit €7
- seat cover, shampoo €1/each
- cabins, per visit + €1

2nd floor cabins (swimming in 1st floor pool)

- one visit €16

Children (7-17 y/o) and others (senior citizen, student, unemployed, military service, asylum or temporary protection seekers)
- one visit €11

Extra hour
- €9 per hour

Includes: cabin with bed, towel, bathrobe (subject to availability), seat cover, swimming, steam sauna, infrared sauna, wood-heated sauna.

NB! On the 1st floor only one sauna in use 6.30-11.00.

Yrjönkatu swimming hall is a true gem of the city. The first swimming hall in Finland exudes unique and historic spa atmosphere right in the heart of Helsinki. It has retained its original appearance to this day and attracts between 300-800 swimmers daily. Compared to other swimming halls in the city, Yrjönkatu swimming hall is unique in that bathing suits are not required, as the swimming pool's opening hours are divided into women's and men's sessions. You can also enjoy the historic spa atmosphere with lounge cabins, restaurant services and various saunas on the second floor of the swimming hall. The swimming hall building is architecturally significant: it was designed by architect Väinö Vähäkallio and represents the classical trend of the 1920s.

Other contact information:
+358 9 310 87401

Sports Supervisors
+358 9 310 87403

Kara Koskinen
+358 9 310 24713

Web sites:
Definitions for price groups , Chargeable customer cards contract terms , Swimwear guide , Special swimming card , Rules and regulations , Advance tickets to the 2nd floor , Private saunas , Cafe Yrjö , Hydrobic Wed 7.45 - 8.15

Further information:
Please note that our staff may consist of both men and women during all opening hours.

Cafe Yrjö, tel. 09 677 318, open Tue - Sat 13.00 - 21.00 and Sun 14.00 - 20.00.

Meeting room for 20 persons Mon - Sun 8.00 - 21.00. Coffee maker, kettle, microwave and fridge
Cafe Yrjö's services are available. Only for meeting use.

1st floor: two electric saunas (NB! Only one sauna currently in use!)
2nd floor: infrared sauna, wood-heated sauna, steam sauna, private sauna
4th floor: private sauna.

Other info:
Forum's parking hall, Chlorine purification. , Taking photos is prohibited in the swimming hall area.

Operated by:
Culture and Leisure Division, Sports
Kuva kohteesta


The route to the main entrance

  • The route to the entrance is rough.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • 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 that is difficult to perceive, with little room in front of it; the door opens automatically. The floor numbers in the lift cannot be felt with fingers. The button for the exit floor stands out from the other buttons. (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 indoor walkways have 3 consecutive steps.
  • The facility has an accessible toilet on floor 2.
  • The customer service/cashier's desk is located on the same floor as the entrance.
  • The customer service/cashier's desk can be found easily. The desk is accessible to customers standing only.

Dressing room, shower room and sauna

  • The dressing rooms are located on floor 0.
  • Dressing rooms are also located on floor 2.
  • 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 opens easily manually.
  • The dressing room has little room for a wheelchair and assistant. There are lockers in 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.
  • The sauna is connected to the men's/women's dressing room. The door opens easily manually.
  • The sauna has room for one wheelchair. It is possible to move onto the lowest bench from the wheelchair. The upper benches can be accessed through easily navigable stepswith handrails.

Sports facilities

  • The large/deep pool does not feature accessible entry (steep steps or a pool ladder).
  • 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.

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