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Discover the natural beauty of Finland’s gorgeous scenery from the ice!

Whether you are just outside of the capital or way up in Lapland, there are plenty of scenic spots throughout Finland to learn ice climbing as well as hone existing skills. Take advantage of remote ice falls in beautiful places and even get the chance to see the Northern Lights! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hut To Hut Skiing trips in Italy. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Finland

What should I know about Ice Climbing Finland?

Nuuksio National Park in the south and Pyhä-Luosto National Park in the north are among the two most popular spots for ice climbing in Finland.

Both offer spectacular scenery as a backdrop and various difficulty levels for all sorts of climbers. Nuuksio National Park is located just 45 minutes away from Helsinki, making it a great option for single day adventures and sightseeing.

Pyhä-Luosto National Park is located farther north and requires a flight transfer (or 11 hour bus ride). There are several small villages in which to stay nearby and the park is easily accessible by car. The Korouoma Canyon is located here and makes for an excellent ice climbing destination due to its frozen waterfalls and numerous other ice climbing objectives.

Why should I choose Finland for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

The forests and lakes of Nuuksio National Park are something quite spectacular. Enjoy an endless sea of evergreen trees stretching out over a snowy surface. Climbing an icefall or frozen waterfall is a great way to get up above the trees and see this spectacular site for yourself. Farther north, the Korouoma Canyon is another incredibly scenic spot for climbing as well!

The Northern Lights

If you are coming to Finland in the winter, the Northern Lights should be a must-see on your bucket list. From December to March they are quite prominent, especially farther north. This phenomenon of light waves refracting in the far northern reaches of the atmosphere will keep you mesmerised and heading out for a quick climb underneath them is a must-do!

Something for everyone

Finland is the perfect place to come and learn ice climbing from scratch as well as to test out your skills and challenge yourself. Plenty of local ice falls around Helsinki are great to start put on and learn how to use crampons and ice axes. Heading out into the wilds of the Finnish backcountry provide more advanced climbers with opportunities to summit frozen waterfalls and make more technically difficult ascents as well/

What can I expect from the weather in Finland?

Winter lasts for about seven months in northern Finland. Average daily temperatures are around -6°C to -10°C during the winter. In the south, the weather is a bit more mild, with average daily temperatures closer to -2ºC.

How do I get there

Most trips to Finland will begin with a flight into Helsinki’s International Airport (HEL). Most guides will opt to meet you in Helsinki for trips in the surrounding area. For trips farther north, you will likely need to make a transfer to a local airport.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Finland?

Finnish, Swedish, Sami

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What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Finland?

February to March, although many guides offer trips from December until April.

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