Winter swimming


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.


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Arctic floating

The Himos-Jämsä region also offers opportunities for arctic floating. A jump into freezing water is an incredible experience that gives you something to remember for a long time. Wear comfortable indoor clothing under the flotation suit, the suit provides protection from the water and the cold.

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!

Indoor Swimming

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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