• Welcome to skate, ski, hike or bike on the ice trail!


    The skating trail Oravi-Linnansaari 5 km/direction is open, as well as the walking trail and cross-country ski trail on the ice. You can ride a bicycle on the side of the skating trail. There is also a traditional ski track in the forest in Oravi and a marked snowshoe trail on Linnansaari island. The rental office and shop/café in Oravi is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

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  • Sunny day


    The skating route Oravi-Linnansaari 5 km one way is open and the whole hiking route from Oravi to Järvisydän 18 km is open for walking/skiing is open. The cafeteria on Linnansaari is closed on Sunday. The rental shop and cafeteria in Oravi is open 9-17.

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  • Family Winter Sports Day in Linnansaari


    The weather is favorable, -4-5 degrees Celsius, partly cloudy and only a little wind. The skating track is open from Oravi to Linnansaari (5 km/one way). The entire hiking track Oravi-Linnansaari-Järvisydän (18 km) is open to hikers, skiers and fatbikes. Today's program: Linnansaari's panckae café is open from 10-15. Sleigh transports from Oravi to Linnansaari every hour from 10-14, there are still plenty of free places, you can also reserve a place at the reception. The price of sleigh transfer on Linnansaari Day is 15 e/one way/adult, 5 e/one way/child, 25 e/round trip adult. Oravi's equipment rental, village shop and café are open from 9-17. Soup lunch in Ruukinranta restaurant from 12-16. The bar is open in the evening until 20.00 in the evening. General sauna hours at the lakeside sauna and a hole in the ice from 14-16 (5 e/person). NEW in 2023: Yoga Saimaa snow yoga in Linnansaari at 11.30-12.20.

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  • The skating track from Oravi to Linnansaari has been ploughed and planed down today


    The skating track has been ploughed and planed down today from Oravi to Linnansaari (5km/one way), the track can be used with both tour skates and kick sledges. A traditional cross-country skiing track has been opened from Oravi to Järvisydän (18km/one way). Lake fish soup can be enjoyed from 11 am in the café in Oravi. The equipment rental in Oravi is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

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  • The skating track from Oravi to Linnansaari is open


    The skating track from Oravi to Linnasaari has been planed and is mainly in good condition.The winter trail for walking and skiing is open from Oravi to Järvisydän. Oravi's equipment rental is open from 9 am to 5 pm, there are touring skates, kick sledges, skis, snowshoes and even few e-bikes for rent. Salmon soup can be enjoyed in Oravi's cafe today from 11 am onwards.

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  • Cold morning


    It was very cold last night and beautiful this morning. The sun is warming up the air during the day. We try to open the routes around midday. EDIT 14.30 . The ski track to Linnansaari is open. We will not plough the skating track today because it will be very cold also next night, the snow proteckts the ice from kracking. It is possonble to go on the ice track by kick spark or bike.

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  • Sunny winter day. Skiing/walking/snowshoeing day.


    The skating track from Oravi to Linnansaari is still closed. Despite the freezing temperatures at night, the surface of the ice has not frozen over the entire track between Oravi and Linnansaari, and is not good for skating. Today is a beautiful sunny winter day, you can ski or walk along the winter hiking trail to Linnansaari or even to Järvisydän. On the way, you can stop to enjoy your own snacks at Linnansaari's fire place or the hut in Savonselkä. From Oravi equipment rental you can rent skis and snowshoes, it is open from 9-17. In honor of Shrove Tuesday, you can get pea soup from 12 noon onwards (as long as the soup lasts) at Oravi's café.

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  • Skiing / snowshoeing day. The rental shop is open.


    Yeah, not skating today either. Skiing and walking on the hiking trail is possible. Halfway between Oravi and Linnansaari there is a shelter where you can take a break. You can rent skis and snowshoes from Oravi's rental company, we also have two pairs of sliding snowshoes. The rental office and cafe in Oravi is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Linnansaari's cafe is closed on Sunday. We will try to open the skating route on Monday.

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  • Today we recommend hiking or skiing. The cafeteria on Linnansaari is open 11-15.


    Today it's windy and snowing all day, it's impossible to keep Savonselkä open. You can get to Linnasnaare from Oravi by walking, skiing or sledding. The ski track is prepared at 10:30 a.m. and at 12 p.m. Linnansaari's café is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the cafe only accepts cash. Sled transportation can be booked at the Oravi reception, tel. 044-27 47 078, The skating trail is planned to open at the beginning of the week when the wind calms down. NOTE: Restaurant Ruukinranta is open tonight from 18:00 to 22:00 (longer if necessary).

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  • Windy day


    The route has not been plowed today. Kickspark is a good option today. Strong wind is also predicted for tomorrow, we will see in the morning what are the possibilities of keeping the route open and will update here in the journal In any case, Linnansaari's pancake cafe is open on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, and you can get to the island by walking, skiing or sledding if the skating trail is not open. In Oravi, the restaurant is exceptionally open on Saturday evening

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