Ukonniemi offers a variety of facilities for different sports. You’re welcome to try out roller skiing or cross-country biking on the shores of Saimaa.

Skiing

Ukonniemi is the number one cross-country skiing location in Southern Finland, year-round! In the summer, you can enjoy the roller skiing track that meets all international race standards and has even been titled ‘the best in Finland.’ In the winter, you are welcome to use Southern Finland’s longest ski track on first snow. During the natural snow season, a 35-kilometre-long skiing track can be accessed from Ukonniemi. The services of the Ukonniemi stadium and the 30-spot shooting range for biathlonists are the highlights of the excellent sports opportunities.

To the ski track on first snow

Disc golf

The Ukonniemi track and field area includes a diverse, 22-fairway disc golf course. The height differences and forests offer diverse challenges for players. The surface is forest soil in some parts and sandy soil in others. The diversity of the fairways is illustrated by a 50-metre narrow tunnel fairway where the disc is thrown towards a hill and a relatively open 181-metre par-4 fairway that ends on a basket on a small hill.

To the disc golf course

Golf

The new 18-hole golf course offers challenges for Ukonniemi visitors. The Kohonkangas heathlands, in the immediate vicinity of Holiday Club Saimaa, are a perfect location for a golf course. The rolling heathlands, combined with the dramatic kettle terrain shaped by the ice age, provide an impressive setting for your golf round.

Go golfing

Ice sports

To the delight of all ice sports enthusiasts, Ukonniemi features three ice rinks. Two of the rinks are located at Imatra Ice Stadium, and one is located at Holiday Club Saimaa. At Imatra Ice Stadium, you can watch the games of the local ice hockey team, Imatran Ketterä, or hop to the rink yourself for skating or curling. At Holiday Club Saimaa Arena, you may also rent equipment during the skating turns.

Ice sports

Racket sports

Tennis, badminton or padel – Ukonniemi has courts for all of them! Imatra Tennis Hall, located in the heart of Ukonniemi Sports Centre, includes two courts where you can play regardless of the weather. Two brand new outdoor tennis court and padel court next to tennis hall. You may reserve badminton courts at the indoor arena of Imatra Spa. At Holiday Club Saimaa, you can find a padel court and an outdoor tennis court. 

Play tennis

Canoeing and SUP boarding

Going canoeing or stand up paddle boarding in the Saimaa archipelago is easy. You can rent a SUP board at Tuplakasi Action or Saimaa Adventures. Canoes can be rented from the Imatran Lapinkävijät organisation. The 20-kilometre Oritsaari route is suitable for a day trip, and you can also choose to take a shorter route.

To the canoeing routes

Mountain biking

The hub of mountain biking in Ukonniemi is the pump track that is one of the largest tracks in Finland. The track is constantly developed by active cyclists in the area. The area around the track has a 100-kilometre network of biking paths and routes. The pump track and the paths are enjoyable for both beginners and veteran cyclists. Both groups can find challenges and rewarding experiences!

Mountain biking

Hiking

The Ukonniemi area offers great possibilities to excersize all year round - hiking, biking, canoeing, SUP boarding, skiing or skating.  At Lammassaari island (Saimaa Geopark geosite)  along the 3,5 km nature trail there are camp fire sites and  a ‘kota’ hut that provides shelter in case of rain.  In winter you can skate around the island or use the Ukonniemi-Rauha skating track.

Hiking

Ukonniemi testing center

The Ukonniemi testing center offers services to private individuals and groups. The testing services are intended for people exercising for fitness as well as top athletes of different sports.

Test your self

M/S Emma

This towboat-turned-cruiser is an excellent choice for the charter cruises of small groups. The ship has its own kitchen and lounge/dining room, sauna, shower room, swimming level, toilets and sundeck, where you can enjoy the Saimaa lake scenery and sunny summer days.   

M/S Emma

M/S Christina

This 50-seat cruiser can be taken out for charter and scenic cruises in the nearby lakes and the Saimaa archipelago. M/S Christina has lounges at the front and the back and on the upper deck, as well as a sundeck, a small kitchen, a cafe and toilet facilities. The cafe has rights for serving alcoholic beverages.

M/S Christina

s/y Ventura

Experience sailing in Lake Saimaa.  The yacht is a 36 ft Beneteau First 36s7, max 8 passengers + crew.  Choose your sail from the package options or take a taylor-made cruise. 

To s/y Ventura

Tuplakasi Action

Tuplakasi specialises in the production of high-quality and customised experiental services for tourists, birthdays, bachelor parties, recreational days for companies etc.  Also rental service for various activity equipments. 

Tuplakasi Action

Water-SkiZoo

Saisiko olla nousuvarjoilua, vesihiihtoa, vesilautailua, sukellusta tai muuta vesiaktiviteettia? Water-SkiZoolta löytyvät myös kelluntapuvut ja taksivene.

Water Ski Zoo

Adventure Park Atreenalin

The park’s eco-friendly courses are all built in the shelter of the forest, some a bit lower and others at a downright dizzying height. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sports adventurer, you will enjoy a unique experience in natural surroundings at Atreenalin Adventure Park. 

Adventure Park Atreenalin

Angry Birds Activity Park

Huikeassa Angry Birds Activity Parkissa, koko perheen sisähuvipuistossa, riittää tekemistä vaikka millä mitalla. Huippuhauskaa toimintaa löytyy kaikenikäisille, niin naperoille, teini-ikäisille kuin aikuisillekin. Hyppää vihaisten lintujen maailmaan!

Angry Birds Activity Park

Imatra Spa Resort

Imatra Spa Resort offers you accommodation, spa, restaurants, sport activities and beauty and wellness services.  Everything for a perfect pit stop or unforgettable holiday. 

Imatra Spa Resort

Holiday Club Saimaa

Holiday Club Saimaa is a spa hotel in a beautiful natural landscape of Lake Saimaa. Immerse yourself in the world of the Cirque de Saimaa spa and enjoy your holiday surrounded by various activities and services. 

Holiday Club Saimaa

Hossukan Helmi

The sauna and its meeting facilities were built in May 2012, and warmly welcome you to Saimaa. The premises have been designed to meet the needs of different groups in the best possible way. 

Hossukan Helmi

Saunaboat Sisu

Saunaboat Sisu is docked at the shore of Imatra Spa Resort. Wide lounge, big sauna and comfortable accommodation possibilities makes your cruise to the Saimaa archipelago nearby Imatra memorable.  

To Sisu