Join the happy finn guide Arto in an arctic winter experience, ice floating in frozen lake wearing safety suits. “Saimaa on the rocks” Ice floating is a private experience for small groups organized in Puumala by lake Saimaa. Using professional grade safety suits, we jump in frozen water upstream and float downstream like a cork. This is a winter experience that you will remember for life! This program is good for all healthy persons 15-60 years old. If you have doubts about participating, contact guide before ordering. The stream area of Puumala strait does not freeze even on the coldest days and it is the perfect place for this arctic ice floating experience.
A winter Experience Like No Other
Finland is an arctic country, and all land is covered by snow and all lakes are deep frozen in the winter. You might not believe that you could swim in a frozen lake, but this is exactly what you will do in this activity. Safety suit keeps you warm and dry. We also have a warm room for changing clothes.
Private experience and friendly guide
This is a private winter experience for you and your friends. With over 15 years of experience and after hosting over 10.000 guests, you’ll experience finnish hospitality at its best with your local guide mr Arto! You’ll enjoy engaging stories, interesting facts and a deep passion for lake Saimaa region
Hot drink after cold experience
Enjoy a hot "Kuksa" mug of hot juice after floating
Visit the heart of lake Saimaa
Puumala is located in the heart of Lake Saimaa.You´ll be amazed by the fantastic landscapes and views driving to Puumala.
Guided Ice floating experience. Guide services, safety suits, hot drink, warm room for changing clothes
Professional English speaking guide (guide also speaks some German and French)
duration: 1-2 hours depending on group size
group size 3-12 persons
rescue suits come in 4 different adult sizes, and they fit to persons 140-205cm tall (this program is not suitable for small children)
2pcs S fits 140-170 tall/chest circumference max 86cm/waist circumference max 84cm
8pcs M fits 160-188 tall/chest circumference max 112cm/waist circumference max 100cm
3pcs L fits 176-205 tall/chest circumference max 136/waist circumference max 124cm
2pcs XL fits 176-205 tall/chest circumference max 144cm/waist circumference max 132cm
Program: instruction for participants, dressing safety suits indoors, moving to stream, jump in water, exit water, dressing back, warm drink
WHAT TO BRING
Warm underwear. Eventually some spare clothing in case your clothes get wet in the activity
Camera for photos (Guide Arto can take photos of you)
After booking you will get instant confirmation and instructions on departure location to your email.
Starting point is VEERANSAUNA in Puumala center, adr: Niementie 3, 52200 Puumala. Car parking is available
The activity operates in all weather conditions. More it is cold, the better is the experience
All our guides have undertaken our own training program and are highly qualified. Guidance is provided in Finnish & English, some of the other languages are available.
SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ICE FLOATING
We had a fun birthday floating and I think there were a few ice raft fights. Our guide was really nice... read more
Full refund if cancelled not later than 7 days before departure.
75% refund if cancelled not later than 48 hours before departure
50% refund if cancelled not later than 24 hours before departure.
No refund if cancelled less than 24 hours before departure or no show
Change of day is possible when made latest 18h00 local time the day before departure. All changes cost 10€ extra and are subject to availability
When is the best time to try ice floating? It is available from October till April. Best period is December-March in mid-winter. The colder the winter, the better the experience..
Where do we meet the guide? Guide awaits you at the VEERANSAUNA in Puumala center, adr: Niementie 3, 52200 Puumala.
Can I book only one person? Yes you can, but the minimum fee is for three persons.
What if it snows or is very cold? Do not worry. Safety suits keep you dry and warm, and in harsh winter conditions you will get a bigger experience
Can children participate? Only if they are minimum 140 cm tall. All safety suits are adult size suits, and they are not made for small children. For every minor participant you need to have one adult participant for safety reasons.
When is my booking confirmed? Immediately after payment you will receive confirmation email with instructions about the tour. If you think you have made the booking but have not received the confirmation email, then please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will figure that out together
How do I pay for the activity? You can book in our online-store and pay by Credit cards, via European SEPA bank payment or Alipay. We require payment at time of the booking
Do I have to book in advance? Yes. You need to book in advance
I try to book but it does not work, what should I do? First make sure that you have checked the “accept conditions” box. If it still does not work, please contact us by email to email@example.com and we will figure that out together
OTHER QUESTIONS? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer as soon as possible