While in Tampere a few days back, my friends and I were lucky enough to have sauna at Telakka. Telakka is home to a theater, gallery, as well as an excellent restaurant. Daily lunch specials of uncompromising quality and value served up by friendly, helpful staff make this place a must when visiting Tampere.
And if you get a chance to use their sauna, do not pass up this opportunity. Built by sauna-builder and artist Tapani Hietalahti, the Telakka sauna is, in my opinion, one of the finest that I have experienced in Finland. Extremely soft löyly (steam) and a relaxing atmosphere make for a fantastic sauna.
Kultturitalo Telakka (Telakka Cultural Center)
A view of the kiuas(stove).
The benches are a few meters above the floor. The kiuas is taller than I am.