FinLine 2020 in English

FinLine 2020 has been cancelled

We are happy to recognize that the situation with COVID-19 is easing in different parts of Europe. But still, unfortunately, in the near future we can see so many limitations in free time travelling that the organizing team was forced to make a decision to cancel the FinLine 2020. We believe that you understand our decision and hope that the cancellation will not cause too much inconvenience to you. We hope to see all you again on FinLine 2021!

Some FinLine 1996 skaters on the top of Koli (Photo: Johan Korhonen)

It is time to register yourself for the no. 1 skating event in Finland!

The annual FinLine skating event will take place for the 29th time. The tradition started in 1992 with a weekend skate from Jyväskylä to Helsinki. Since then FinLine has become a one-week-event, with a different route every year.

The FinLine 2020 will be skated in the wilderness of North Karelia, in the huge backwoods with bears and wolves split by the Russian border.

We follow the borderline roughly up to the most uninhabited areas of the province. During the journey, we will see many of the officially declared national landscapes of Finland, like Olavinlinna Castle, Punkaharju Ridge between lakes, North Karelian hillside villages and the Koli National Park.

Skating on FinLine 2020 starts from Savonlinna and ends in Joensuu, the capital of North Karelia and a lively university town.

The official registration is now open! Note that there are only a few places left, so act quickly and register yourself and your friends as soon as possible.

For more information, check:

If you have any open questions, please contact us through

Hoping to see you next summer!
The FinLine organizing team
Vidhuran, Leea, Kaisa, Anne, Panu, Ilpo, Bosse, Heikki

Older material: FinLine 2020 preliminary information leaflet (November 2019)