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Linnansaari Winter Trail -Skating and hiking

The most beautiful ice trail in Finland, from Oravi through Linnansaari National Park to Rantasalmi, or vice versa. The total length of the prepared route is 20-40 km depending on the weather conditions. The route is open for  walkers, mountain bikes, kick sparks, skiers and skaters when the weather is permitting. There are fire places along the route and a cafeteria on Linnansaari (open during winter peak season). Have a look at some videos from the icy lake:

Itä-Savo 2013 Luistelureitillä 2012 Jään mittaus 2012 Unelmajäätä 2012 Luistelureitillä 2008

Trail and fees

Linnansaari ICE ROUTE 2017.jpg 


Oravi - Linnansaari 5km
Linnansaari - Järvisydän 13km
Oravi - Järvisydän 18km
Oravi - PikkuLappi 15km

The route on GoogleMaps


Linnansaari island: cafeteria (opening hours are announced in the journal), fire place, cooking shelter, outdoor toilet.

PikkuLappi island: fire place, outdoor toilet

There are resting places and maps along the route. The routes are prepared and our route masters measure the thickness of the ice.


Adult: 8€/ day, 40€/ season
Children 12-16years: 4€/day, 20€/ season
Children younger than 12 years free of charge

Guided skating trips

Learn to skate safely on natural ice

In November - January, depending on the ice conditions, we arrange skating excursions on the lake. Courses available for both beginners and for more advanced skaters.
Price: 55 €/person (with your own gear), 65 €/ person (with rental gear), min. 260 €
Group size: minimum 2 persons
Starting point: Oravi
Availability: November-January, depending on the ice conditions
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Service languages: Finnish, Swedish and English

Cross-country skiing track in the forest
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