Now is the best time to make the most of the winter scenery by getting outdoors and enjoying activities. The conditions are perfect: there’s plenty of snow here, and the sports facilities are in excellent condition. With a wide range of activities, sports facilities and trails to choose from, you can find the options that suit you and your family best. Here’s a list of what you can do in Seinäjoki.
Ice skating at Kalajärvi
At Kalajärvi lake, next to the recreation area, there is a nice floodlit skating rink in top condition. The 1.5 km long track winds through a winter forest landscape. Skates can be hired from Restaurant Kalajärvi on weekends (Sat and Sun) from 12-17. The track is open every day from 12-18 (weather permitting), and is frozen in the mornings before noon. Bring your own helmet. You can also use poles. This is a top experience in a beautiful winter landscape. Address Kalajärventie 6. +358 6 4289 300. Follow the fb for information on any changes in conditions (fb/ravintola kalajärvi).
Ski trails to be maintained
Near real-time information on the availability of ski trails and ice rinks on the city’s Map Service. Read more here!
Click on the link below for a list of maintained ski trails throughout the city on the city’s website. Read more here!
New maintained walking and mountain bike trail
A new walking and mountain biking trail has been opened on Mount Jouppila. The new 8 km long trail will be opened for winter use in February 2021. The trail will be tamped in winter with a motorised dock to accommodate cyclists. The track is about 60 cm wide. In summer, it will be used as a path for cyclists. The route can be used both by mountain bikers and walkers. The route starts from the Jouppilanvuori track, and you can park your car in the car park at Jouppilanvuorentie 66.
The route is maintained by the sports services, the cycling and triathlon club Ride Etelä-Pohjanmaa and the bike shop Cycli.
See the map here!
Other walking routes and huts
In addition to the mountain biking trail, you can also walk on the Accessible Fitness Trail, the Children’s Trail, the Kyrkösberg Road and the Kyrkösjärvi Nature Trail in the Jouppilanvuori area in winter. There is no winter maintenance on the nature trail. On the accessible trail, the Bat lodge and the Eagle’s Nest lodge are in use. There is a children’s route with a lodge, and along or in the immediate vicinity of the Lake Kyrkösjärvi nature trail, a lake lodge and a latula lodge.
A traditional track runs along the right-hand side of the Kyrkösvuorentie, along which you can go around the big ascents and descents of the fitness track and reach the end of the Kyrkösvuorentie. The left side of the road is accessible on foot and by car. The speed limit is 20 km/h.
Please be cautious and pay attention to other road users!
The Paukaneva duckboard trail is not open in winter. However, it is a popular route, starting from the p-area along Vaasantie and from Kiikunti. There is also a shelter on the route. Information about Paukaneva can be found on our website and on Luontoon.fi
The ice sports venues in the immediate vicinity of Joupiska (Alaseinäjoenkatu 9) and their schedules can be found here!
See also the other ice rinks in Seinäjoki here!
The Joupiska ski slope (Lakeudentie 20) offers skiing for all ages. The slopes are open on weekdays from 16-20.30 and on weekends from 12-18.00. Restaurant Joupiska serves food, coffee and refreshments. Follow the ski centre’s update here!
Winter cycling is available on the new Jouppilanvuori walking and mountain bike trail. Fatbike bikes can be rented from Wild Adventure Finland and Cycli.
There are several places in Seinäjoki where you can practice open water swimming. Tanelinlampi has a newly renovated sauna and an open-air bath. The place is run by the Lakeuden avantouimarit ry.
Opening hours and booking calendar can be found here!
In Seinäjoki, Sahalampi has a changing room and an avanto. You can buy the key for the changing room at the service point of the Swimming Pool Hall Sports Centre. The price is 5,50 €/each. The open-air stall will be moved away from the beach for the summer. In spring, the toilets in the changing rooms will be opened with the key of the open-air toilet until the beach patrol season starts.
At the Veneskoski Lagoon there is the possibility of sauna and open water swimming. Read more here!
Read also Ilta’s blog about winter swimming on our website.