"This may sound terrible, but..." Finland Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kaitlin

Finland Off The Beaten Path: 103 reviews and 112 photos


This may sound terrible, but if you got the nervers for it....

Go Winterswimming!!

It is so unique that not many foreigners have done that.
In the wintertime the weather varies from -5 to -25 celsius. The water is normally in the winter time about +1, so itīs actually warmer than the weather ;)

They do this in Finland everywhere!!!

Every self-respecting village or town that is by water has itīs own Winter Swimming club. Here is a picture of ours in Helsinki. In the pic my husband enjoying a swim ;)


http://www.kolumbus.fi/hkk-talviuimarit/english/english.html for more information on winter swimming.



For more pics of swimming in icecold water ;)(Sorry, in finnish only... )

PS. We do go to warm Sauna in beetween the plunges... ;)

PS2. Yeah, I know, I sometimes wonder too am I sane when someone is skiing right beside me on the ice with winterclothes on and I am in the water with just my swimming suit on...

If you try this... Let me know how you like it.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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