The Best Spa Hotels in Helsinki, Finland

At Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, relaxation and indulgence are guaranteed
At Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, relaxation and indulgence are guaranteed | Courtesy of Hotel Kamp /
Amy Blyth

It would be a pity to visit Helsinki without sampling the Finnish sauna culture. In this Northern European country, it’s thought a regular steam is essential for physical and spiritual cleansing, but why stop there? Go for a full-on pamper session by booking into one of these top spa hotels in Helsinki.

1. GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi

Spa Hotel

A treatment room with table, chair, potted plants and several towels at Kamp Spa
Courtesy of Kamp Spa

GLO occupies a prime location right next to the historic main road in the heart of Helsinki. Scandinavian decor is all the rage at this lifestyle hotel, with wooden floors, open-plan designs and bold furniture. Try one of the six GLO studios, themed after imaginary Helsinki residents and decked in Finnish design, with kitchenettes and workspaces. GLO is located right next to Kämp Spa, and, as it’s part of the same hotel group, guests can access the saunas and relaxation areas and book a wellness treatment.

2. Hotel Kämp

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

White comfy seating and a shelf with towels and potted plants in the spa at Hotel Kämp in Helsinki
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Loved by celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Kämp is a five-star hotel set in a 19th-century architectural marvel. From the marble columns and fine art to an ornate mirror room used to hold events, the hotel oozes elegance. The same applies to the spa, where you can enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna and eucalyptus steam baths, then relax on heated divans. For pure indulgence, the massage menu includes hot stone and Balinese varieties, which you can team with a facial or foot treatment.

3. Hotel St George Helsinki

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

The indoor pool, with a plant in a large pot, at the spa in Hotel St. George Helsinki
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You’ll find more than just saunas and massages at the Hotel St George Spa, which lies in central Helsinki near Old Church Park. Book a consultation with a sleep expert, who’ll analyse your rest patterns using sleep sensors, or with a nutritionist, who will help you devise a healthy eating plan. There are also a sauna, a steam room and pool, plus a menu of Nordic spa treatments, which includes warm lava-stone massages and mud facials. The memorable Finnish design in the hotel includes a striking bird sculpture hanging from the glass ceiling in the reception.

4. Klaus K Hotel


A bowl of fruit on a shelf, loungers and potted palms in the spa at Klaus K Hotel
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Klaus K is one of the most unusual hotels in Helsinki, offering themed rooms and sky lofts. Set in an art nouveau building, suites have been designed by Finnish artists and include the tranquil urban nature room by Harri Koskinen, which has forest vibes. The sky rooms on the top floors are the most indulgent, with cloud-like colours and fabrics, plus twinkling skyline views. Since the hotel is part of the Kämp Collection, you can head across Esplanadi Park to use the supreme facilities at Kämp Spa.

5. Lapland Hotels Bulevardi

Boutique Hotel

A freestanding bathtub and double sinks in a bathroom at Lapland Hotels Bulevardi
Courtesy of Lapland Hotels Bulevardi

It may not provide spa treatments but Lapland Hotels does have rooms with private saunas and designer soaking tubs. Book into the Arctic Deluxe Spa room, with its icy silver, white and metal decor, to enjoy a personal spa session. Order one of the luxurious experience packages with soaps, cleansing masks, lotions and eye stones to complete your pamper evening. The hotel staff can also organise an excursion to a traditional countryside Finnish smoke sauna, which includes a dip in a natural lake.

6. Hotel Haaga Central Park

Spa Hotel, Independent Hotel

Treatment chairs with individual lights in the spa at Hotel Haaga Central Park
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Haaga Central Park will leave you feeling refreshed, inside and out, with free use of Nordic walking poles and bikes, group fitness classes, saunas and the longest swimming pool in Helsinki. The top feature at the wellness hotel is the affordable VERSO teaching spa, which is run by the Association of Finnish Beauty Therapists and offers treatments by students. Choose from facials, pedicures, tinting, waxing or massages. Room rates include a buffet breakfast and use of the sauna, pool and gym.

7. Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Spa Hotel

The indoor pool, with loungers and potted plants, at Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
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Set in a seaside suburb of Helsinki, this Hilton outpost offers rest and relaxation overlooking Laajalahti bay. In summer, you can swim from the private sandy beach or take the resort rowing boat and paddleboards for a spin. Spa features come in the form of a large indoor pool and traditional Finnish saunas, plus there’s a strong fitness vibe, with tennis courts, a cutting-edge gym and disc golf onsite. Stay in the seaside wing for waterfront views and typical Scandinavian-style decor.

8. Långvik Congress Wellness Hotel

Spa Hotel

Lit candles and a bathtub in a room at Långvik Congress Wellness Hotel
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Come to this state-of-the-art wellness hotel for a thorough physical and mental detox. Set by the sea, 30 minutes from Helsinki, you can destress with a range of sports and dine on healthy Finnish cuisine. Spend at least a day in the spa, which offers unlimited use of the steam rooms and sauna, heated pool and Jacuzzis when you book a treatment. Try the Cleopatra milk bath, salt therapy or aroma scrub, then relax by the fireplace in the Jacuzzi Bar.

For more accommodation options, check out our guide to the best hotels in Helsinki or check into one of the top boutique properties in the Finnish capital – all bookable on Culture Trip.

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