Vettä Press Release

Vettä Nordic Spa is crossing the "FINNISH" line announcing its official opening date.

This one-of-a-kind Finnish-inspired spa includes the largest commercial sauna in North America and is located just an hour north of the GTA, Ontario.


On track to become Central Ontario’s top destination, guests will soon be able to book their visit to enjoy an authentic Finnish experience nestled in the highlands of Horseshoe Valley. Perfectly positioned in Barrie’s backyard and a short drive from Muskoka - Vettä Nordic Spa is an exciting addition to the four-season playground already established in the region.

Vettä Nordic Spa announces their highly-anticipated opening date as

Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

The online booking system will launch at an introductory price in the next couple of weeks.

Note: Email subscribers at will benefit from a promised early-bird window of time to book before the news goes out.

“We are excited to see this day arrive, especially since it’s a day in January. Offering our guests an opportunity to feel relaxed and reconnected with loved ones as a way to start off the new year feels fitting to the brand and to my Finnish heritage. Nothing beats the warmth of a sauna on a cold day in January!“
– Eric Harkonen, President and founder of Vettä Nordic Spa


The collective team at Vettä is excited to open the doors and offer ultimate relaxation (aaahhhh).

Vettä plans to open in stages. This introductory stage will offer Massage and the Nordic Spa, however, due to some pandemic-related delays with shipments and supply-chains, we will be refraining from opening the main level restaurant or the boutique until a further date. We are happy to say there will be no shortage of culinary delights served through the Grab and Go Coffee Bar and our in-spa bistro, SAVU.

Guests who book a visit early-on will enjoy introductory pricing. A 60 minute massage which includes access to the Nordic Spa is $249. And a visit to the Nordic Spa without the massage is $89. Guests are asked for proof of double vaccination and must be 19 years of age or older.

In early 2022, Vettä Nordic Spa will be in full swing and all the “Finnish-ing” details should be in place. Until then, Vettä welcomes guests to be a part of their introductory phase and enjoy all that there is to offer, which includes: The Grab and Go Coffee Bar, RMT Massage Treatments, 2 Steam Rooms, 4 Saunas, Hot Stone Room, 4 warm pools, 2 cold plunge pools, 3 relaxation rooms, and SAVU, the in-spa bistro.

According to Harkonen, “The community that Vettä has built over the past few years is made up of
amazing people who support and understand our vision! I know they cannot wait to experience it
and we don’t want to make them wait any longer. Despite a few finishing touches seen throughout
the spa, we are confident that the magic of Vettä is very much ready to be experienced.


Over the past few months, the Vettä community has been gaining traction. The word has been spreading across social media. Vettä was built with the belief that people in Ontario need to experience what the Finns hold so dear to their hearts. The love and support from the local Finnish community have been amazing.

Vettä’s clean-lined architecture is a world-class facility designed by ISM Architects, which incorporates materials and inspiration imported from Finland to engage the visitors’ senses. Vettä radiates positive energy and highlights the founder’s attention to detail throughout. From the nature-centred exterior, massage rooms, pools, saunas, and the exceptional guest experience, Vettä encourages you to take the time for yourself in the healing sauna experience.​

“I am thrilled to be able to share my Finnish Sauna culture with my friends and family. We are all about sauna and couldn’t be more excited about the Vettä Nordic Spa opening and offering an authentic Finnish Experience.”
– Matti Haapoja (Filmmaker/YouTuber

Vettä at a Glance

• Authentic Finnish-Inspired Nordic Spa
• Located in beautiful Horseshoe Valley
• 1 hour from Toronto and Muskoka
• Surrounded by 4-season attractions
• Social zone and quiet zone
• Multiple saunas, pools and
relaxation areas to enjoy self-guided
hydrotherapy cycles
• One of North America’s largest
and authentic wood-burning saunas
• 12 massage rooms
• Heated floors throughout buildings
and outdoor spa pathways
• Finnish-inspired Grab-n-Go Coffee Bar
• Koivu Restaurant with 2 outdoor
patios overlooking the spa and forest
• Savu Bistro with four-season
glass patio beside the waterfall
• 80 employees
• 350 guest capacity

Opening day is Monday, January 3rd, 2022. Online booking portal coming soon!

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In an effort to being fully transparent, please read the following before booking:

We are pleased to offer you introductory pricing as we open our booking software at a lower capacity limit to give us the ability to adapt to our procedures and focus on giving you the best experience.

During this introductory window, we will not be opening the restaurant, however the bistro will be in full operation. There may be a few finishing touches left to do around Vettä and we ask for your understanding ahead of time. We are still hard at work to complete every last detail and plan to be in full swing by spring of 2022.

Until then, we welcome you to come and experience our Massage, Nordic Spa and Bistro. We thank you for helping us to shape Vettä into one of Ontario’s top destinations!

Please Keep In Mind:

– You Must Be 19 Years Of Age Or Older To Visit Vettä

– When You Book A Massage (Or A Duo Massage For 2), It Includes Entry To The Nordic Spa

– Please Enjoy A Free Robe Rental Waiting For You In Your Locker (Up To Size 2x)

– Please Do Not Forget To Bring Your Spa Footwear (Sandals Are Ideal)

Group Bookings Over 4 Guests

Vettä encourages spending time with loved ones and we know there is a lot of interest around group bookings. At this time, our booking software allows 4 people to book at once. For groups larger than 4 guests, please fill out this form so a Vettä team member can work with you directly on booking your visit.