Ukonniemi area offers a variety of facilities for different sports. You’re welcome to spend active holiday on the shores of Saimaa.
The hub of mountain biking in Ukonniemi is the pump track that is one of the largest tracks in Finland. 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. During winter period, there are more than 20 kilometers of groomed trails.
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.
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.
Tennis, padel or badminton – Ukonniemi has courts for all of them! Imatra tennis hall and padel hall located in the heart of Ukonniemi Sports Centre, includes several courts where you can play regardless of the weather. Two 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.
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.
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 delight of all ice sports enthusiasts, Ukonniemi features two ice rinks at Imatra Ice Stadium. There can watch the games of the local ice hockey team, Imatran Ketterä, or hop to the rink yourself for skating or curling. Several ice hockey and figure skating camps are organized in the Imatra Ice Stadium during the summer.
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.
Saunaboat M/S Emma
Cruises on Saunaboat M/S Emma leave from Imatra passenger port in South Karelia and sail on the clear waters of Lake Saimaa. We head for the shores of beautiful islands, enjoy gentle sauna baths, swimming, sunbathing and barbecues on the roof deck, as well as atmospheric evenings. Small group charter cruises on Saunaboat M/S Emma are all this and more.
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.