• Walking to Linnansaari

    2/28/2024

    The skating route from Oravi is still closed, the minus degrees last night created a thin layer of ice on the surface but it is not strong enough for skating, so now the surface ice must be allowed to freeze in peace to as good and smooth as possible, so it is NOT allowed to go to the skating route to make any tracks. Along the winter hiking trail marked with red sticks, you can walk to Linnansaari or to the lake hut to fry sausages.

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  • The skating route is closed

    2/26/2024

    There is a lot of water on the skating route. It is possible to walk on the hiking route but the surface is very soft at the moment.

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  • Waiting for colder weather

    2/25/2024

    Skating is not possible, but it is estimated that you can still go on the ice withs skis or kick spark. A more detailed ice analysis will come in the afternoon. Linnansaari's pancake cafe is closed today and the following warm days. We will open the cafe again next weekend. The rental office in Oravi is open today from 10 am to 3 pm and on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

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  • LINNANSAARI SPORTS DAY

    2/24/2024

    A traditional winter sports day for the whole family in Linnansaari National Park. On the ice skating route from Oravi to Linnansaari (5km/one way) you can use a kick sledge today, take waterproof shoes. Unfortunately, for tour skating the surface of the ice has softened a bit in some places and there is water on the ice (ca. 4cm). Now the skaters have to wait for minus degrees so that the surface of the ice freezes well. At 8am starts the machineries to make the traditional ski track between Oravi-Linnansaari-Järvisydän (approx. 18km/one way). You can also walk on the winter hiking trail marked with red sticks. Linnansaari has a marked snowshoe trail. The route fee for the skating route is 8€/adult and 4€/child aged 12-16yo, there is no fee for the skiing and walking route. Sleighrides (snowmobile pulling a sleigh) from Oravi to Linnansaari between 10-14 every hour (have to be pre-booked). Oravi's equipment rental and shop-café are open from 9-17 and pancake café in Linnansaari is open from 10-15. Lunch is served in Ruukinranta restaurant at 12-16 and the bar is open until 20.00. Public waterfront sauna and winter swimming in the ice hole at 15-17 (7 €/person), payment to the reception.

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  • Skating route and traditional ski track to Linnansaari are open

    2/23/2024

    The skating route from Oravi to Linnansaari is open and a traditional ski track to Linnansaari will be made this the morning. Pancake café in Linnansaari is open from 11-15 and Oravi's equipment rental office and village shop-café are open from 9-17.

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  • Linnansaari café is open

    2/22/2024

    The route masters have now plowed the snow from the skating route from Oravi to Linnansaari once in the morning, and you can go on the skating route either with touring skates or by taking a kick sledge. The cafe in Linnansaari is open today between 11-15. Oravi's equipment rental and shop-café are open from 9-17.

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  • Traditional ski track Oravi-Linnansaari-Järvisydän is now open

    2/20/2024

    The pancake cafe on Linnansaari is open on Wednesday and Thursday 11-15 The skating route is open Oravi-Linnansaari (ca 5 km) and Järvisydän - Koktail (ca 6,5 km)

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  • This week the pancake cafe is open also during the week

    2/19/2024

    The weather forecast looks pretty steady until Thursday, so there won't be any big changes on the ice until then. Linnansaari's pancake cafe is now open Mon-Thurs from 11 am to 3 pm during the winter holiday week. Friday's situation will be updated closer.

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  • The ice route from Oravi to Linnansaari is open

    2/18/2024

    The ice route is open for skaters. The cafeteria on Linnansaari is open 11-15.

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  • Skating route closed today, let the surface of the route freeze

    2/17/2024

    Today the weather is challenging (raining in the morning and snowing in the afternoon, very windy all day). The skating route is being maintained from Oravi today, so that there would be chances to open it tomorrow on Sunday. The route has been plowed today and now we are waiting minus degrees starting in the afternoon so that the surface of the route would freeze properly during the evening and the following night, now there is some water on the ice. THEREFORE, PLEASE DON’T GO TO THE SKATING ROUTE TODAY TO MAKE TRACKS! You can walk from Oravi to Linnansaari along the winter hiking route marked with red sticks and from around noon you can also ski the traditional ski track on the ice to Linnansaari. In Oravi, the equipment rental office and café-shop are open between 9-18 and public sauna in the waterfront sauna by the Oravi canal is between 15-17 (sauna fee 7€/person). The Linnansaari café is not open this Saturday.

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