Private Ice-Floating Experience on the Pirtinvirta River in Varkaus

Lappeenranta, Finland

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


Experience the surreal sensation of floating on a freezing river on this private 1.5-hour ice-floating adventure in Varkaus. Slip into a thick, rubber waterproof suit, get instructions from an expert guide, and jump into the ice-cold waters of the River Pirtinvirta to float like a cork. With your suit keeping you warm and dry, drift gently downstream and enjoy the winter scenery and overwhelming sense of calm and relaxation. After your floating session, savor a complimentary hot drink on shore and perhaps buy a souvenir photo (own expense) or two.
  • Private 1.5-hour ice-floating experience in Varkaus, with an expert guide
  • Experience the incredible sensation of floating like a cork on an icy river
  • Don a rubber waterproof suit and enter the cold River Pirtinvirta
  • Feel a sense of total relaxation as you drift slowly downstream
  • Enjoy the frozen winter scenery and tranquility as you float
  • Refuel with a hot drink after floating and purchase souvenir photos (own expense)
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Light refreshments


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transport to/from attractions

Departure & Return

Departure Point


Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Tour concludes in Varkaus

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • You will use Ursuit Onesize rescue suits when floating, and eight suits are available: (one for people between 130-160 cms tall, five for people between 160-190 cms tall, two for people over 180 cms tall. Depending on your size, one to five people can participate at the same time).
  • Suitable for healthy people aged 15-60 years who can swim

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 8333P5

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