wildswimmingfinland.fi is a new site for celebrating boundless outdoor swimming opportunities in Finland. #31daysofswimming2016 challenge opened this new site and new social media channels.

Plunging into Finland’s 187 888 lakes, into the Baltic Sea and into innumerable secret out-of-the-way swimming spots is a real joy. Finland is a true swimmer’s paradise: you can swim anywhere you like and waters are clear and safe. Finnish Lakeland is the largest lake district in Europe. The Baltic Sea offers world’s largest archipelago for swimming adventures. Open water swimming season starts in May and lasts ’till October. 

Water temperatures vary a lot according to weather conditions. Finnish waters are much warmer than one could expect. There’s lots of sunshine from June ’till August even at nights and surface water gets astonishingly warm in lakes.

Swimming blogger is Päivi, founder of Swimming Holidays in Finland. After successful competitive swimming in her childhood, Päivi had a long break from swimming. When her daughter started to train swimming, Päivi just fell in love with the sport again and started training and competing in Masters. But it was just open water and winter swimming that finally really hooked her again. In her own company Kiara Oy, which is behind the Swimming Holidays in Finland service, she manages swimming, art, media and education projects. She is a scriptwriter and lecturer and has M.A. in Theatre and Film Studies. Read more of Päivi.

Thanks to top store Ursuk Oy for amazing Aquasphere wet suits and swimgear! Really enjoy wearing them.