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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fantastic Fun Freestyling In Finland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Päivi Pälvimäki, Samuli Keisu and Tuomas Kaario are the visionaries, planners and swimming guides behind the successful Swimming Holidays in Finland.

Kiara Oy is the event management company that manages these annual swimming holidays throughout Finland:

* Baltic Adventure – Swim around Örö Island: August 2017
4-day swimming holiday on Örö Island in the outer Archipelago Sea. It was a closed military area for hundred years, but now it’s a protected area for outdoor and nature lovers with its untouched scorched heathlands and sandy beaches. Swimming from islets to islets in the Baltic Sea includes 1 km - 3 km swims along beaches of the island. The Swim around Örö Island event includes two distances: a 8.5 km circumnavigation of the island and a half circumnavigation of 4 km.

* Lake Päijänne Swim Tour: June, July and August 2017
The vast pristine waters of Päijänne National Park are a treasure for swimmers and outdoor lovers. The clean water in Lake Päijänne around the chain of islands in Lake Päijänne is formed by a ridge dating back to the Ice Age.

* Lapland Adventure Swimming Holiday: July 11th – 17th July 2017
Experience swimming in the far North, in the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe and a natural border of Finland and Sweden. Swimming in the Torne River is an adventure with fast-flowing water, sand banks and peaceful pools. Take part in Swim the Arctic Circle event, which is a swimming celebration of the Midnight Sun.

* Open Water Swimming Helsinki Region
Enjoy outdoor swimming in clear waters of Helsinki Region in the Baltic Sea and its beautiful archipelago. Do open water swims in Kaitalampi, the open water swimming paradise of the region. A professional swim guide/beach lifeguard will escort swimmers to ideal open water swimming locations.

* Wild Swimming Adventure Helsinki Region
Explore the best wild swimming spots with a local swim guide. Enjoy dips in the Baltic Sea and learn about the Helsinki archipelago. Walk with the guide to out-of-the-way swimming spots in Nuuksio National Park, where there are over 80 lakes and ponds. Choose from a 3-hour urban swim tour to a whole day swim-walk trek. The swim guide is professional beach lifeguard and takes care of swim safety and is happy to share stories of wild swimming and knowledge of foraging for wild food.

* Bespoke Wild Swimming Holidays: June - September
Plunge into some unspoiled lakes of Finland or in the sea depending on your preference. Wild swim in the Baltic Sea to explore the unique archipelago. We organise wild swimming holidays for single travelers and small groups.

* Bespoke Swimming Tours, Finnish Lakeland
Finnish Lakeland is the largest Lake District in Europe. There is private shoreline for everyone, clear waters and islands and islands and islands with glittering lakes and vast forests that cover most of central Finland. Stay overnight in a tent, a cottage, a farmhouse or a hotel by a national park and walk with swim guides to the best swimming spots in the area. Stand up paddling, canoeing, rowing and fishing can also be part of the outdoor experience.

* Bespoke Swimming Tours, South Coast Finland
South Coast Finland offers easy access to beautiful swimming spots. On a 3-5 day cycle tour around Lake Lohja, the biggest lake in Southern Finland, you can explore 20+ lakes. The brackish Baltic Sea water is swimmer-friendly with low salinity, desert beaches, and living historical sites.

For more information, visit here or contact info@swhf.fi via email.

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