Recommendation by Lemi
The Finnish sauna experience is one of Alexander’s favorite local exploits! Saunas are places to relax in solitude in most countries, but in Finland, Alexander says that they are venues for socializing. Visit Cafe Kuusijärvi, a public sauna in Helsinki, to lay on some heat while conversing with locals over vodka! After warming yourself up, jump into Lake Kuusijärvi—which, according to Alexander, would be great to do in the winter to cool down before another round. Cafe Kuusijärvi has the only public smoke sauna in metropolitan Helsinki, and since its unisex, swimsuits are required. They also have electric saunas in the main building for those who’d rather do without the steam.