Nordic skating is an fantastic, safe way to experience the natural ice and enjoy lake Saimaa in winter! Our 16 km skating track network of Punkaharju is one of the longest in Finland and has suitable, short routes for families and beginners, but also long routes for experienced skaters.
The track starts from the shore of Holiday Resort Harjun Portti, 100m away from the restaurant and equipment rental. We also use a secondary starting point (southpoint of the holiday village) at the some stages of winter, which is 900m away from rental.
In 2023-2024 there is 4 routes, when everything is open:
Equipment Rental operates in the starting point, ticket fees are included in the skating packages.'
Check out also our very special Torch Skating-event held every February, when skating track is lighted up with outdoor candles!
Our route has 2 starting points: Harjun Portti shore (main start) and secondary is southpoint of Tuunaansaari island. This is because the shore of holiday village has usually weak ice (flow of water, called "Virtapaikka" in the maps) and our route goes through this area.
Skaters can trust our provided information about skating through this area, as we monitor the routes daily with ATV's and under the skating route there is thick ice. We do not recommend to move outside the marked trails in this area. We usually start and end the season from the secondary starting point, updated information always in Skating diary.