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Cross-country skiing in Finland

Imagine the silence of nature in a beautiful white scenery and snow all around you. Feel the connection with nature and breath the fresh air. This is something you can explore by cross-country skiing in Finland. It is easy and suitable winter activity for everyone, just like ice-skating, kicksledding or even ice-fishing, and good for the body and the mind. No need to travel up to the north in Finland, Rock and Lake offers extremely good possibilities to ski in the forest or you try lake skiing in Finnish Lakeland.

Cross-country skiing is the Finnish national sport. In winter time, it is possible to ski everywhere in the country and Finnish schools also offer them as sport activity for kids. Usually people ski in the ski trails which are created by a ski track. Some prefer skiing in untracked areas in the forest or on the lake. This naturally requires special equipment, wooden skis and orienteering skills. How to do cross-country skiing the first time? What you need are skis, poles, boots and bindings. Skiing boots and bindings goes hand in hand and need to be compatible with each other. Skiing itself is easy: first after strapping your skis on, walk with them. After you feel you can handle skis, move on by gliding. The best thing is that you can ski just as fast or slow as you want. Your own style is allowed, just enjoy skiing! Cross-country skiing in Finland is a must do during the winter holiday in Finland.

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Facts about ski trail by Lake Soukkio

- Length of the trail: 2,6 kilometres. From each cottage, there is transition trail approx. 200-600 meters to the main ski trail. The transition trail passes by the skating rink. Main ski trail runs in varying terrain mainly in the continent.
- Along the way you will find all Finnish forest types and some of the ski trails are also located near the Natura-Nature Reserve of Pukkiselkä.
- Please note! We rent backcountry skis (OAC skis) which are suitable for skiing on the snow and forests. Please check availability when booking the cottage. You can rent backcountry skis for one day at a time on Our web shop.
- If you want to rent skis for a longer period, a week, or for other Lake Soukkio cabins, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +358 50 5660905

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