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Guided morning trip on Helsinki area natural ice


Helsinki offers a wonderful setting for Nordic skating - nothing like that can be found in any other capital in the world. The best skating areas in Helsinki are found near Vuosaari. The sunrise is the golden time of touring skating.

On this trip you can skate on the natural ice with an experienced and trained guide and enjoy the peace of winter nature easily and safely. We will take a short lunch break for 2-3 hours in the scenic landscape.

Participation in the trip requires Nordic skating training and mandatory safety equipment pre-arranged (list of safety equipment below).

If you do not have touring skating training we recommend our

Nordic skating intro or Nordic skating education


What you need for the trip

It is advisable to dress depending on the weather. Layering can ensure that you are warm, and it is also possible to remove layers of clothes if necessary. We recommend the underlay, wool or fleece jacket, windproof trousers and jacket, gloves and beanie. In addition to the mandatory safety equipment, it is advisable to pack warm drink and snacks in the backpack.



The starting point is Kulttuurikeskus Sofia, Kallvikinniementie 35 B, 00980 Helsinki. You can leave your car in Kulttuurikeskus Sofia's parking. Walk behind the light brick house, turn left and proceed in the direction of the beach for about 50 m. There you will find the Helsingin retkiluistelu's premises, a toilet and a sheltered place to adjust equipment.

Please note that Nordic skating is always practiced under nature's conditions. Due to the circumstances, the place or time of departure may sometimes have to be moved.

This will be announced in a separate message. Follow your email before you go on a trip.


Basic info

Duration: 2-3 hours

Max number of participants: 18 persons

Guidance: Helsingin Retkiluistelu's professional guide

Skill level: Easy

The purpose is for everyone to enjoy the winter ice and scenery.

Price includes: Guidance and accident insurance.

Sport benefits: You can also pay the trip with sport benefit, Epassi and Smartum straight from the online store!


Rental equipment

Our equipment for rent can be found in the menu at the top of the page. If you rent skates, come adjust your bindings 20 minutes before the start of the trip.

Mandatory safety equipment: Nordic skates, ice claws, whistle, skating poles, recue line with extension cord, backpack with hip belt, waterproof packed complete change of clothes and towel, snacks and hot drink.

Recommended equipment: Knee and elbow pads, helmet, seat pad, break jacket, 2pc plastic bags, goggles, sunglasses, mobile phone packed waterproof, money for unexpected situations, paper handkerchiefs.