POMPPEN SAUNARANTTI =
SAUNA + RESTAURANT
Saunarantti (sauna + restaurant) is a truly unique destination located in Parainen, right on the southern shores of Airisto bay. Travelling by car or boat, we are a mere 45 minutes from Turku. We’ll provide you and your guests with the soft steam of our genuine smoke sauna – recommended by none other than The International Smoke Sauna Club. Or take a dip in our wood-fired hot tubs, the first of their kind in the archipelago. After your sauna experience, dinner is served. Savour our classic treats straight off the charcoal-fired BBQ, or try our house specialties prepared in the smoke sauna.
Sauna and hot tubs
At Saunarantti we offer our guests two traditional sauna experiences. Our genuine smoke sauna heated with alder wood creates a smooth and gentle warmth and our normal sauna offers a glimpse of the sea. On the pier, our two red cedar hot tubs provide an enjoyable 40°C bathing experience whatever the weather – rain, shine or under the glow of winter starlight.
RECOMMENDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL SMOKE SAUNA CLUB!
Pomppe’s Grill Menu includes fillet of lamb, beef liver, chicken breast and sausages – all prepared over a charcoal grill.
The Saunaman Menu includes salmon and pork ribs smoked slowly in our sauna. Another favourite menu is our garlic roasted lamb and beef entrecôte.
With all of our menus we offer a traditional pepper sauce, a wild mushroom sauce, seasonal vegetables, potatoes, fresh salads, and of course, dessert.
For our lunchtime guests we serve salmon soup accompanied by fresh archipelago black bread.
At Saunarantti, everything is prepared by hand from the freshest ingredients. Our menus can also be combined or arranged for whatever tastes you might have. Please ask when arranging your visit!
An evening of sauna
You and your guests arrive in the afternoon, and the evening is opened with a toast of tar snaps followed by a brief game, for example, darts and axe throwing. Then enjoy a small appetizer of gravlax (cured salmon) before heading to the saunas. While you’re busy relaxing we’ll prepare your dinner with treats from the grill!
Upon arrival, your team can get a good start with morning coffee and a sandwich. Then get down to business in our dining/board room where a whiteboard, WLAN, and a television/projector are at your disposal. Have a hearty fish soup for lunch, and when all your hard work is done, enjoy a stroll and an afternoon nap in the fresh sea air or unwind with the eclectic Saunarantti games. Wrap the whole day up with a relaxing session in the sauna.
There are a broad variety of accommodations to choose from surrounding the Airisto bay, from hotel rooms to cabins of different size. We will be happy to organize the reservations for you or your group. After a well-rested night you can continue your activities feeling invigorated.
Saunarantti also offers a wide variety of archipelago activities ranging from fishing trips to local adventures. If we’re too busy preparing the sauna to personally come with you, or you’d like something more out-of-the-box, we call on our partner and good friend, R-L Elämys!
POMPPEN SAUNARANTTI IS A FAMILY BUSINESS!
Our experience in serving corporate and private guests in the archipelago dates back to 1985 when, Willa Frida, the predecessor of Saunarantti, was established. Saunarantti as it exists today has been operational since 1997. As a family, we take our business personally!
In Finland, smoke saunas are one of the oldest and most cherished traditions. However, because of the manner in which they’re heated, it’s inevitable that they’re burnt down and rebuilt with some regularity. This tradition continues at Pomppen Saunarantti.
The mother, Maija, has burned down four smokes saunas in her career, and her son Marcus only one (thus far). The father Mikael is okay with this, because now everyone knows how to do it!
Son of the saunaman
Marcus has followed in the footsteps of his father the original Saunaman, and is en route to becoming one himself, despite his young age (40).
Maija has prepared tasty meals for guests from far and near. She can also carry a hell of a lot more firewood than many men of her age. (She claims she´s 38).
Grand Old Saunaman
Mikael has retired, but on a nice and warm summer day you might get a glimpse of him at Saunarantti, giving good "advice" to Maija and Marcus.