Winter swimming on holiday
Winter swimming on holiday
In the Himos-Jämsä region, swimming is not limited to the summer months. Jämsä’s local swimming hall has a pool devoted to the wee members of the family and a larger pool for the parents. In the winter, visitors to Jämsä can also try taking a dip in a hole cut into the frozen surface of the lake. The more daring visitor can even try ice swimming at Himos.
You can also check out area spas, which offer pools for people of all ages. Just an hour’s drive away, you’ll find the Scandic Laajavuori spa in Jyväskylä and Scandic Eden in Nokia. You can also take a dip at the AaltoAlvari swimming hall in Jyväskylä.
How would you like to don a flotation suit and plunge into the icy water while temperatures sit well below freezing? Just gather your travel companions and experience ice swimming, which is one of the most popular winter group activities. The flotation suit protects you from the cold and keeps you dry and afloat at the surface of the water – even if you don’t know how to swim! Jumping into the water, which has been exposed by cutting away the ice, is perfectly safe, as you’ll be accompanied by Himos’ experienced guides. Come take a truly once-in-a-lifetime dip in the icy water!
The Himos-Jämsä region also offers opportunities for ice-hole bathing: You’ll run straight from the sauna to enjoy the sharp contrast of the ice cold water. You can take a very invigorating dip in an ice hole at the Koskikara swimming hall, in Halli and at Himos. The saunas in the Särkijärvi Fitness Centre are kept warm for ice-hole bathers in the winter. Jämsä’s ice holes attract winter swimmers of every stripe to get their blood pumping!
There’s plenty of splashing going down all year round in Jämsä’s local indoor swimming pools. In the Koskikara swimming pool, swimmers get to enjoy the therapy pool, children’s pool and exercise pool. The shower rooms have both a normal sauna and a steam sauna. In winter there is also the option of ice hole swimming.
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