The sauna is a central part of Finnish culture. Fittingly, Finnair offers a sauna for guests of its business class lounge at Helsinki Airport.
Located between the business class and “Premium” lounges in the non-Schengen area, the sauna area contains a co-ed sauna with room for 4-5 people, a relaxation area, and four private shower suites.
photos courtesy of Finnair
All lounge users are granted access. If you’re not flying business class or lack oneworld status, you can purchase access for 48EUR. Purchased lounge access is only available between 7:30 am–3 pm or 7 pm–12 midnight. You are limited to three hours in the lounge when purchasing access.
Clothing optional? It is considered poor etiquette to wear clothing in a Finnish spa. If you’re shy, you can can cover up in a towel. But even that is optional. Always, however, put a towel underneath you so you do not sweat onto the wood.
How Could I Miss the Sauna in the Finnair Lounge?!
Earlier today, I published a review of the business class lounge. At the time of my visit, I was not even aware a sauna was available, let alone that I could have used it.
If you read my hotel reviews, you know I love saunas and would have loved to experience this one.
But at least it gives me (another) reason to fly Finnair again.
> Read More: Finnair Business Class Lounge Helsinki (HEL) Review