Ice swimming and ice floating in Lake Saimaa

Ice swimming and ice floating in Savonlinna is the most refreshing experience!  For those not so keen on the icy waters, we have indoor swimming pools and spas.

Do not let the winter stop you from taking a dip in the clear waters of Lake Saimaa. Thrill seekers don’t let ice and snow deter them but instead dive through the hole in the ice to the ice-cold waters of Lake Saimaa. Would you dare to try it? Warm up in the sauna before you go and again after your swim.

During the winter, you can also try ice floating at Lake Saimaa. You will be cosy inside a big specialised floating suit while you bob harmlessly amongst bits of ice in the lake, just like the endangered Saimaa ringed seal.

In winter, you can also swim in the many spas and indoor swimming pools in the Savonlinna region. In addition to swimming, these are perfect places for relaxing in different types of saunas, getting spa treatments like massages and trying different types of activities.