Tour skating is a fantastic and safe way to experience & enjoy Lake Saimaa in winter! One of Finland’s longest skating tracks kept open on natural ice is found in Punkaharju, maximum length of 16 km! There are many break points on the track, a campfire place, a Pancake Café along the way, equipment rental and restaurants. The skating track consists of 3 routes when all routes are open, the tracks are maintained daily.
The highlight of the skating route is a skating track that goes around Valkialampi, a pond in the middle of Punkaharju Ridge area. Right next to the pond and next to the skating tracks there is a Pancake Café open during winter weekends! The Pancake Café is at a 1,5km distance away from the starting point.
The starting point of the track is from Holiday Resort Harjun Portti, which also maintains the tracks daily. Equipment Rental available at the starting point, where you can rent tour skate packages, kick-sleds and many more winter equipment.
Tracks are usually opened late December/early January and will be open to the last days of the winter (late March usually), the personnel of the resort checks the routes daily, so you can skate safely along the route even in the last days of winter.