Sauna with ocean views!
Swedes are, just like people in Finland, really fond of their sauna. Actually, I should say: bastu because the Swedes have their own word for a sauna. Near Västra Hamnen in Malmö you find Ribersborgs Park where you can go hiking for hours, swim in the sea, do water sports, … and even relax in the bastu at Ribersborgs Kallbadhuset!
Ribersborgs Kallbadhuset is uniquely located at the end of one of the piers. There are 5 bastu in this complex: two for the ladies (a regular one and a quiet one), two for men and one mixed bastu with high humidity. All bastus I visited had a sea view. Some had a view on the Öresundbridge as well.
Swim in the sea
Between sauna sessions you can take a swim in the sea. There are both stairs at the ‘inside’ so you swim in a protected part of the sea, as stairs on the outside so you really can go swimming in the sea.
You go naked in the bastu, no bathing suits allowed. Be sure to bring at least two towels. A towel to sit on in the bastu is obligatory and you will also want to have a towel to dry off after showering. You should also bring your own shower gel and shampoo.
Practical information of Ribersborgs Kallbadhuset
Access to Kallbadhus is 65 kronor. You can pay on the side of the bar in the restaurant. Here you can also book additional beauty treatments or massages if you want to. After paying, you walk through the back, to the changing rooms. You can store your clothes and other belongings in lockers which you can lock. You’ll need a small padlock for that. This can be brought from home or you can buy one there for 40 kronor.
The restaurant of Ribersborg Kallbadhuset is also open for those who are not using the sauna complex. You can go there for lunch, dinner or fika.
More information can be found on their website.