Something for the cool! Try taking an ice bath

Guided tour with the possibility of taking a dip in the froz

Kukkolaforsen Turist & Konferens, Sweden
Available in English and Swedish
2 hours
12 spots per experience
November - April

What are we going to do

Something for the cool!
Try taking an ice bath
Guided tour with the possibility of taking a dip in the frozen river.
The Haparanda Artic Ice Swimmers club maintains a safe ice swimming location in the river Tornionjoki. Here you will have the opportunity to try swimming in winter ice water.
Bring: swimwear
Separate dressing room for ladies and gents.
Towel and slippers are provided.
Hot juice is served after the swim.

About Kukkolaforsen Turist & Konferens - the Doer

Kukkolaforsen, a central location for all activities in Lapland!
1 Destination, 2 Countries, 3 Cultures!

Kukkolaforsen is located just on the border between Sweden and Finland. Activities will take place on both sides of the border with border crossing every day. Now you can experience 1 destination in 2 countries with 3 different cultures. All with just a few steps to the best
activities throughout Lapland

Experience a borderless winter holiday in the heart of Lapland

Kukkolaforsen is a family business that has been operating in the area for five generations. It is run by the family Spolander. The vibrant sauna and food culture constitute the soul of the facility. There is a tremendous view over the Tornio river´s largest rapids from both the renowned restaurant and the 3-star hotel cabins.

In the vicinity there are also a historical fishing and cultural village. The restaurant of Kukkolaforsen has been qualified to the White Guide list of best Swedish restaurants.

Welcome to Kukkolaforsen!
The Spolander family


Health risks
Winter swimming is not dangerous for healthy persons, but should be avoided by individuals with heart or respiratory diseases, obesity, high blood pressure and arrhythmia, as well as children and the elderly.
Health benefits
Winter swimmers experience less stress and fatigue and more vigor compared to non-swimmers. They report to have a better memory function, better mood and feel more energetic, active and brisk. Swimmers who suffer from rheumatism, fibromyalgia or asthma report that winter swimming relieves pain. Winter swimmers do not contract diseases as often as the general population. The incidence of infectious diseases affecting the upper respiratory tract is 40 % lower among winter swimmers when compared to a control group.

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