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Winter activities on ice

Ice can be fun if it’s under a pair of skates… To name just one activity. In Finland as we are, ice has been combined with some of the Finns’ favourite activities, such as rally driving or fishing. For the fearless, there is the opportunity to take a bracing dip in the frozen lake.

Ice swimming

Ice swimming with or without sauna is, believe it or not, a popular recreation in Finland.  After the  first plunge and adrenaline rush you too will be addicted! Or would you rather brave the icy water in a floating suit?


Fontana Keurusselkä
Hannunkivi Holiday Village
Hinkkala Holiday Cottages
Revontuli Resort

Himos Holidays


Speed and figure skating

There are several indoor and outdoor ice rinks in the region open for public use, and several leisure centers offer their own facilities for their customers.

For more information, contact the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office


Tour skating

The 2.4 km long skating track over the frozen Jyväsjärvi lake is without doubt among the best in Finland.  The track is open for public use free of charge. For information on skate rental and services for groups, contact the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office

Ice-hole fishing

Fishing through a hole in the ice is a genuinely Finnish form of meditation, with the additional bonus of catching some fish!

Erä's Pete, Hankasalmi Hannunkivi Holiday Village, KivijärviHimos Holidays, JämsäJakola Farm, PylkönmäkiPiispala, ViitasaariSaarijärven eräpalvelut, SaarijärviSpa Hotel Summassaari, SaarijärviTaulun kartano, Toivakka

Winter rally

Rally is one of the national sports, summer or winter. Be the co-driver or grab the wheel yourself!

Himos Holidays, Jämsä
Revontuli Resort, Hankasalmi
Varjola Farm, Laukaa
Spa Hotel Summassaari

Karting on ice:

Peurunka Wellness Holiday Center

Sailing on ice

Winter is no obstacle to surfing or sailing. Experience the more exotic arctic sports in expert hands!

Saarijärvi Wilderness Services

Sattahallat, Jyväskylä


Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office
Jämsä Region Tourist Office
Saarijärvi Region  Tourist Info
Viitasaari Tourist Office
Äänekoski Tourist Guide
Finnish Tourist Board