Ice swimming at Koskipuisto
Ice swimming is a wild, yet healthy Finnish pastime.
Taking a dip in chilly water improves blood circulation and metabolism, slows down cell ageing and cares for the skin. Ice swimmers who go ice swimming on a regular basis will see their blood pressure drop significantly.
Beginners should only stay a few seconds in the ice pool. People suffering from heart and artery problems should avoid ice swimming.
Swimmers warm themselves up in the sauna before taking a dip and run quickly back into the sauna after the swim. Ice swimming is done for such a short time that there is not time to get too cold, but after the swim it is worth dressing in warm clothing.
Rovaniemi has three hundred active ice swimmers and nowadays Rovaniemi offers tourists the possibility to swim in the frozen River Kemijoki in the middle of winter. There is an ice swimming spot in Rovaniemi located on the River Kemijoki town shore.
Open Wed 5:30 – 6:30 pm
The sauna tent is heated for half an hour longer.
Swimming and sauna costs EUR 6.
Located at Koskipuisto
(Photo: Visit Rovaniemi)