Information in English
Ice swimming in Kuopio
Welcome to enjoy ice swimming! Kuopio Ice Swimming Association has to two different places for ice swimming: one in Väinölänniemi and another in Sorsasalo. Väinölänniemi is situated near the center in the address Väinölänniemi 26. Sorsasalo locates about 8 kilometers from the center to the north. Check here locations on the map.
It is better to come swimming on those days when saunas are warm. In Väinölänniemi there is an electronic sauna, that warms up every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ice swimming perioid in Väinölänniemi starts 1 of September and lasts till 31 of May. Doors open only with electronic key, but on these sauna days there will always be people going in and out with their keys, so you can come in when someone opens the door.
In Sorsasalo wood-burning sauna stove warms up in wintertime (1.9.-31.5.) every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. In the summer time sauna is warm also on Mondays.
For ice swimming, take your swimsuit and towel with you. In both saunas, women and men take a sauna bath together.
After swimming and sauna bathing, take a bank transfer form on the wall of the dressing room, and pay five euros single entry fee on the bank account of Kuopio Ice Swimming Association.
If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Warmly welcome!