ICE SKATING IN A LAPLAND FOREST
NEW: Sauna and hot tub available!
We are closed for this season. RE-OPENING: Dec 2023!
Our pre-sale for winter 2023-2024 is on NOW!
A unique day in a unique way
ICE SKATING IN LAPPISH FOREST
Spend an active and truly unique day in beautiful nature of Finnish Lapland! Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park has something to offer that others don’t: a 500 meters long ice skating track in the middle of a snowy forest. And loads more! Far from noises and distractions of the town you can spend an active day with your family and friends. We offer unforgettable experiences to all age groups.
Picture an ice skating trail in the peace of Lapland’s wintry woods. In Kotatieva you can experience the magic au naturel! Doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner on the skates or an ice hockey icon you now have the opportunity to enjoy our breathtakingly beautiful snowy leisure park. We provide you the necessary equipment. A traditional Finnish sauna is also available for you to enjoy.
We are now closed for the season 2022-2023, we will re-open in December 2023. Please follow our news and social media for the opening date, the ticket sale launch, and other news.
ENJOY A DAY IN A FOREST WITH US
Spend a beautiful winter day with your family and friends doing various activities and enjoying Lapland’s nature, or ice skate with the northern lights while the moon and the stars are playing above you! Ice skating among snowy trees is possible even without any prior experience. Buy your tickets to Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park from our online store or book an Aurora Skating program for your group!
A Day in Kotatieva
A REAL FINNISH WINTER DAY EXPERIENCE!
Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park is about taking in the fresh outdoors in form of energizing activities without distractions of the town and enjoying tasty snacks provided by Kotatieva at a warming fire inside a Laplander’s hut. Beautiful and calming nature invites you to experience the Finnish winter in a way a local enjoys!
Are you looking for a place to spend time with a bigger group? Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park is perfect for companies recreation day, school groups, and private events. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about your wishes!
REVIEWS FROM OUR GUESTS
We had so much fun, we felt like we were kids again! You get brand new ice skates, sledges, snack and a drink includes in the ticket price. There is small ice rink + beautiful wide ice trail that goes thrugh the forest, natural sledge path and also a space for bowling on skates outdoors. Highly recommend this place.
Ivana P, 1/2022
A gorgeous place with very kind people. An unforgetable experience!
Radu Budisteanu, 2/2022
An autenthic winter experience. Friendly staff, wide selection of winter equipment (ice skates, sledges, snow shoes etc.). It is located in the arctic wilderness. I found the footprints of a wood grouse while hiking in the forest. The road to the destination is fascinating. Silence and an arctic sunset with a blue moment are worth experiencing there.
This is the most magical and unexpected place we found on our visit. It is naturally beautiful, tranquil and breathtaking. Every detail from the candles, signage, skate hut and Lappish hut has been exquisitely planned. The hosts were so friendly and made the trip so special.
The ice skating trail through the snowy forest was my favourite experience at the Kotatieva winter park and definitely a unique one. There are also plenty of other outdoor activities including snow shoeing which is particularly great if you want to do some “forest bathing” and enjoy the beautiful untouched scenery of the wild. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the great thing is that the rental of all the equipment is included in the entry fee. I would definitely recommend visiting this place.
Kaisa R, 12/2021
Great place for traditional winter activities. You even get to enjoy some snacks in the warmth of a Kota (a sort of hut). They have developed also some not-so-traditional winter activities to function very well outside. Strong recommendations!
Mr Sepe , 12/2021
An absolute MUST if you are in Rovaniemi! We had a lovely day skating around, sledging and snowshoeing! We even tried bowling on skates! ⛸The park provides you with skates, snowshoes, sledge, so you dont have to bring your own equipment. You will also get a hot beverage and a sausage for free, which is exactly what you need after a day on ice. The landscape is magical and the best thing about this experience is that it is CO2 free and you get to breathe in crisp, clean air!
Maja G, 12/2021
This place is like a fairytale experience. Tucked away in pristine snow covered forest is a picture perfect natural winter wonderland. There is a natural ice rink trail, a natural sledge track and snow shoeing. All equipment (which is pristine as it’s only 3 weeks old) is included In The ticket price plus hot berry juice, moose stew or sausages.
We had the place to ourselves which made it even more special.
Of all the places we have been in Rovaniemi this is by far our favourite. The owners have worked so hard at making it a homely , non commercial , gorgeous environment, and it has worked!
Thank you 🙏 ❄️⛄️
tequilathief UK , 12/2021
We had an amazing time on a sunny Saturday. Skating, sledging, snowshoeing in beautiful snowy trees. Ohh and to not forget about the soup and sausages we cooked by the fire. The owners and everybody there are really helpful and kind. Thank you!
Roxana Lepadatu, 3/2022
This was sooo much fun!! We did the Aurora ice skating trip and is was beautiful! The owners are so very nice, the forrest is amazing and the soup with moose/hot chocolade and the pancakes are delicious.
It is an amazing place to spend a day in Rovaniemi!!!! There are so many things to do! We did ice skating, we played hockey and bowling, we also walked in the deep snow with snow shoes in an amazing forest of the property and also used the sledges in the hills. Besides that, they gave sausages to be eaten in the fire place.
Really a fantastic place to stay all day.
Camila FR, 1/2022
It was absolutely wonderful. The best thing we did here in Lapland.
It's just 10 minutes by car from Rovaniemi. The last 2km of the street are something magical. There is a 500m ice skating track in the middle of the forest and also a bigger ice skating ring where you can play hockey. Then there is a hill where you can have fun with sledges in the snow. You can also play bowling on ice, basketball in the snow, walk in the forest with snow shoes, drink a hot tea and eat a sausage in a warm Kota...
Marti Cat, 1/2022
A really authentic and magical place. You pay the entrance ticket and it's all included (all you need to have fun, sausage and tea as well). I recommend this place to every one. You can spend there the full day.
The owners are very helpfull and nice.
Marti Cat, 1/2022
Five star experience! We’ve been to Finnish Lapland twice now and this has been the most memorable thing we have done. Loved every second. The couple of who own it are lovely and the whole day was magical ✨ ⛄️
Alison H, 2/2022
Wow wow wow what a Beautiful idlic peaceful place. Inga and her husband were so friendly and welcoming. We took our 4 year old grandson who had the the time of his life. It's not far from the city centre, but you need a car or I believe Ingra can arrange transport not sure how much though. We spent the whole day there. Cooking sausages in the Finnish tent on an open 🔥 was great fun. Don't forget to take your marshmallows and sticks nothing like roasting them on the 🔥 we shall be going back for sure.
Christine Barber, 2/2022