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!
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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.
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.
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.
Finnish, Swedish, Sami
February to March, although many guides offer trips from December until April.
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