FinLine 2022 in English

Skating across the waist of the Finnish Maiden — full 7 days of celebration for the first tricennial of FinLine!

Skaters in Vuokatti on FinLine 2004. Photo: Panu Tuominen

The 10th FinLine was skated across Finland from north (Gilbbesjávri) to south (Hanko) in 13 days and the 20th FinLine in 2011 was skated in 8 days from east (Niirala) to west (Vaasa). This time we planned to have a little bit more time for celebrating, so we chose to skate across the country at the narrowest position, the “waist” of the Finnish Maiden — 7 days from the Vartius border crossing station to Oulu, “the capital of North”.

Geographically this route collects all the most important Finnish landscape types: the wilderness of Kainuu province beside high hills, the lake area of Oulujärvi, the esker area in Rokua, cultural landscapes of Oulujoki river, agricultural areas of North Ostrobothnia, the archipelago-like fishing island Hailuoto and the modern high-tech city of Oulu. From these, Oulujärvi, Rokua and Oulujoki area, where we spend two skating days in total, is declared as a Global Geopark by UNESCO. https://en.unesco.org/global-geoparks/rokua

In other words, 30th FinLine summarizes almost everything we have seen on skates during these 30 years!

Got interested? Read more from the registration instruction leaflet and register yourself as soon as possible.

Please note that FinLine 2022 is (almost) fully booked already. However, if you are interested to join, please contact us anyway and we will check if it is possible.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us through info@katukiitajat.fi.

See you next summer!
 
The FinLine 2022 organizing team
Vidhuran, Leea, Kaisa, Anne, Panu, Nina, Merja & Ilpo feat. Ari