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Linnansaari Winter Trail -Skating and hiking

The most beautiful ice trail in Finland, from Oravi through Linnansaari National Park to Rantasalmi, or vice versa. The total length of the prepared route is up to 20 km/ one way depending on the weather conditions. The route is open for walkers, mountain bikes, kick sparks, skiers and skaters when the weather is permitting. There are fire places along the route and a cafeteria on Linnansaari (open during winter peak season). Have a look at our video from Linnansaari in winter.

On Linnansaari island there is marked hiking tracks in the forest great for snow shoeing.
Map of Linnansaari snow shoeing trail

In some winters the Linnansaari Winter Trail has great conditions for tour skating and in some snowy winters great conditions for different snow activities. The skating trail will be opened when weather conditions allow it.

Trail and fees



Oravi - Linnansaari 5km
Oravi - Savonselkä 2,5 km
Linnansaari - Järvisydän 13km
Oravi - Järvisydän 18km
Oravi - PikkuLappi 15km



Linnansaari island: cafeteria (open on Saturdays, opening hours are announced in the journal), fire place, cooking shelter, outdoor toilet.
Savonselkä hut (half way between Oravi and Linnansaari island): to use the private hut please pay the firewood fee 3 €/person. You can make the payment in the reception in Oravi or in the webshop
Pikku Lappi island
: fire place, outdoor toilet
Kaarnetsaari island: fire place

There are resting places and maps along the route. The routes are prepared and our route masters measure the thickness of the ice. We update the ice conditions daily in our Journal.

Prices for the ice trail (skating or kick spark)

Adult: 8€/ day, 40€/ season
Children 12-16years: 4€/day, 20€/ season
Children younger than 12 years free of charge
You can buy the tickets in the reception in Oravi

Map of the ice route
Guided skating trips

Learn to skate safely on natural ice

In November - January, depending on the ice conditions, we arrange skating excursions on the lake. Courses available for both beginners and for more advanced skaters.
Price: 55 €/person (with your own gear), 65 €/ person (with rental gear), min. 260 €
Group size: minimum 2 persons
Starting point: Oravi
Availability: November-January, depending on the ice conditions
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Service languages: Finnish, Swedish and English

Price includes: skates, shoes, sticks, awl, life vests. The guide will carry first aid supplies, spare skates and ropes.

All participants must have outdoor gear suitable for the weather, own backpack, snacks and change of clothes.

Cross-country skiing track in the forest in Oravi
Sleigh ride to Linnansaari National Park
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