Winter swimming

Nivalantie 101, Haapavesi

There is a city-run winter swimming spot at Kylpyläsaari.

Renting a sauna at Kylpyläsaari Tourism is also possible.

The ice swimming season is 2.11.-30.4.2022, season fee 50 € (25 autumn +25 spring). Door code is used on weekdays and weekends from 06:00 to 21:00. 

The locker room and gate code can be obtained for the seasonal fee.

Swimming in Haapavesi

Lakkuuni opening hours


Mon – Fri 14.00-20.00

Morning swim on Wednesdays 8-9.30



More detailed opening hours can be found here

Lakkuuni is closed during daylight saving time.

Pricelist for Lakkuuni

Adults 6€

Children 4€

Pensioners, conscripts, students 4€

Family ticket 14€ ( 2 adults +1-2 children/ 1 adult+3 children)


Vesakkokuja, 86600 Haapavesi

  • Pier
  • Restroom
  • Changing booths
  • Parking lot

In the end of Huikarinniemi at Kirkkojärvi lake there is a quiet beach on the edge of Askonlahti. 

Close by the bird tower, marina and beautiful beach trail to Paakkila. It is worth visiting.


Nivalantie 101, Haapavesi

Next to the main building of Kylpyläsaari there is a public beach.

  • Changing booths
  • Pier
  • Restroom
  • Boat parking
  • Car parking about 100m away

There is also a restaurant and ice cream kiosk on the Kylpyläsaari. See more detailed opening hours  here  

kokkorannan uimaranta järveltä kuvattuna

Kokkolahdentie, Haapavesi.

  • Changing booths
  • Restroom
  • Boat parking
  • Parking lot

Turn from Kärsämäentie to Kokkolahdentie and drive straight for about 600m and turn left. Public beach will be at the end of the road.

There is good boat ramp as well.

WGS84 – lat: 64.10774 lon: 25.32072

  • Beach at the pier
  • Restroom
  • Hut on the beach
  • You can get there by car
  • There is a good boat ramp

From the city center by Nivalantie before Vatjusjärvi.