Stockholm Q & A: Where can I find a nice sauna to book
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 27 Nov 2009, 12:16
Published: 26 Nov 2009 12:18 GMT+01:00
Updated: 27 Nov 2009 12:16 GMT+01:00
I am looking for a nice Sauna place that you can book for a group. Do you know a sauna in or around Stockholm that can be booked?
Stockholm, while perhaps not on a par with Budapest or Helsinki, offers a veritable wealth of options for the sauna set to sit, sweat and chew the fat.
For starters Stockholm city council runs several establishments of varying sizes. The one I would recommend though for group bookings would be the floating Liljeholmsbadet located off the promenade at Hornstulls Strand.
A cozy, warm, traditional bathhouse with a friendly atmosphere and a manager in Imre Nagy that has been commended for his work with the local community. Available for bookings by companies, clubs and private people on Saturday evenings.
There is an outside deck for the (fool)hardy to cool off in the channel facing Liljeholmen.
For those looking for something more central I would recommend Storkyrkobadet in the Old Town. The bathhouse dates from the mid-18th century and is housed in the arches below the Estonian School.
Available for hire to groups on the weekends at around 1,000 kronor per hour.
My third choice for those looking for a bit more of an outing and the feel of bracing salty waters on the skin would be to jump on the Saltsjöbanan train out to "Saltis".
Saltsjöbaden is something of a playground for Stockholm's yachting set and the bathhouse located on a promontory gives a panorama view of the picturesque environs.
Saltisbadet is available for hire in full or in part when closed and for larger groups. Catering is available.