Diving under ice
For a sport officially just over 20 years old, Finland’s 180 diving clubs show just how high the popularity of this exhilarating (and for some, perplexing) pastime is. While more comfortable diving conditions are available during the summer, the thrill-seekers will want to hit the take to the country’s winter waters. Supervision is recommended, as is a dry suit, but once you’ve broken the ice, there’s a veritable feast for the eyes, with the country’s archipelagos presenting some stunning locations, as well as a myriad of shipwrecks to catch a glimpse of.
Just one heads up – make sure you’ve got a steaming hot sauna waiting for you once you return to land!
Photo: Oulu Dive Center / Ice Diving Experience