Midsummer opening hours:

  • Fri 22.6.2018 12 - 18
  • San 23.6.2018 closed

Pispala Sauna Association Address: Pispalan valtatie 9 FI-33250 Tampere FINLAND Email: saunayhdistys [ät] rajaportti.fi

  • Rajaportti Sauna
  • Mon, Wed 18 - 22
  • Fri 15 - 21
  • Sat 14 - 22
  • Tel. +358-50-310 2611
  • GSM +358-40-776 5198
  • Rajaportti Café
  • Mon, Wed 16.30 - 22.30
  • Fri 13.30- 21.30
  • Sat 13.30 - 22.30
  • GSM +358-44-055 9353
  • Tel. +358-(0)3-213 0117

Rajaportti Sauna

The sauna block at Rajaportti in Pispala was built by Hermanni Lahtinen and his wife Maria in the beginning of the 20th century. The main building with a bakery and a shop was erected first, then followed by a smaller cottage, the sauna and a so called “taylor’s house”.

Today, the Rajaportti block belongs to the city of Tampere. Since 1989 the Pispala sauna association has been responsible for activities at Rajaportti and for maintenance of the premises. Thanks to the energy of the association, the sauna at Rajaportti is the oldest public sauna in Finland still going strong! At the turn of the millenium, a Sauna café was included and premises for a masseur was provided.

The Pispala sauna association wellcomes all sauna loving people to take a bath with us and enjoy their stay at Rajaportti. Furthermore, we hope that new generations yet to come will find their way to the public saunas and this way keep the genuine sauna culture forever alive!


Tampere - The Sauna Capital of the World

Tampere, Sauna Capital
Tampere is now made known as the Sauna Capital. The Finnish Sauna Society and the International Sauna Association have stated to be in favour of Tampere’s status as the Sauna Capital. The Sauna Capital status is based on saunas being of high level and Tampere being home to most saunas in Finland. The announcement was made Monday 21.5.2018 at Finland’s oldest, still functioning, public sauna: Rajaportti Sauna in the district of Pispala, in Tampere.
The Sauna Capital of the World

Day of the Finnish sauna on Sat June 9 2018

Day of the Finnish Sauna will be celebrated on Saturday June 9 2018 at Rajaportin sauna at 2-10 p.m. All day good Rajaportti löyly (sauna steam) and cooling down at the sauna courtyard, where is also tent sauna on that day, as well as the opportunity to make your own sauna whisk. Sauna cafeteria (including a terrace) sells delicious salty pastries, buns as well as coffee and drinks. Massage treatment. Watching performances in cafeteria and at the outdoor stage: free entrance.


  • 14.30 The Declaration of Sauna & Tampere, The Sauna Capital of the World
    Ari Johansson (Chair of the Board of Pispala Sauna Association)
  • 15.00 Classical guitar music, offered by TGF
    Domenico Mottola (ITA) & Jesse Flowers (AUS)
  • 15.30 Capoeira Corda de Ouro
    The Brazilian Martial Art - Dance, Fight and Music
  • 16.00 Summer songs
    Tampereen Rautatieläisten Soittokunta
  • 16.45 Tampo, Katwi & Outi
    Tampo group with soloists: Katwi Koivisto & Outi Jäppinen
  • 17.40 The Declaration of Sauna by Tampere's dialect
    Hannu Hyttinen
  • 17.45 Magical songs in Finnish and Spanish
    Belize Trio
  • 18.30 Päivi Hirvonen, vocals, violin & Finnish bowed lyre
    Everlasting tales and melodies
  • 19.00 Mustat Silmät
    Mustat Silmät "The Black Eye" combines old Finnish sound, Slavic melancholy, romance and American rhythm music
  • 20.00 Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Pekko Käppi
    Karelian accordion-trance music with Finnish bowed lyre

Preliminary program, changes are possible. Please take cash with you.

Pispala Sauna Association
Pispalan musiikkiyhdistys, Pispalan kirjastoyhdistys, Tampere Guitar Festival & Vastavirtaklubi

Midsummer at the Rajaportin Sauna Fri June 22 2018

On Midsummer Eve, Friday 22 June Sauna is open at 12.00 - 18.00. The sauna is closed on Midsummer’s Day Saturday 23 June.