Ice skating in Southern Finland

Put on some skates and glide across the country – literally!

From skating hand-in-hand on a romantic town square at Christmas time, to sliding across frozen lakes under a deep blue sky – Finland is the place where ice skating dreams come true. Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks can be found in most cities and natural ice on lakes, and sometimes even the frozen Baltic sea, offers skating opportunities from beginners to pros.

Here are our top picks for the best ice skating experiences in Helsinki and around the Lakeland region.


The largest Lake District in Europe: In a scarcely populated country there’s enough scenery and shoreline for all, allowing you to easily lose yourself in thought or be inspired by the vast clear lakes, intricately splintered by islands, isthmuses and green spits.