Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park

Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park

Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Welcome to spend an active and truly unique day in beautiful nature of Finnish Lapland! Kotatieva Winter Leisure Park has something to offer that others can’t: a 500 meters long ice skating track in the middle of a snowy forest. And else! Far from noises and distractions of the town you can spend an active day with your family and friends. We offer unforgettable experiences to all age groups. With skates on your feet glide across our forestry ice track, jump onto a sled and dwell in the refreshing breeze sledding down a hill, play disc golf in the middle of the snow banks wearing snowshoes, and there is even ice track bowling. A whole new world of snowy experiences for you to discover and try out is waiting! For small groups we offer Aurora Skating! Experience an unforgettable evening ice skating among snowy trees outside of the city absorbing the breathtaking lights of the sky. After skating you'll enjoy a delicious cup of soup in Laplander's hut.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • 295424DSteph
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small, family-run winter activity centre
    This is a hidden gem. So picturesque and so quiet. Very different to the places that have coach loads of tourists be driven in and out all day. It’s a lovely, small, family-run, winter activity centre. No frills, but feels like an authentic, less-touristy snow experience. The ice skating was just beautiful. The sons of the family helped us with finding skates and helmets. There are nice supports to push along for inexperienced skaters of any age and little skating sledges you can push very young children on. It’s not an oval rink but like looping ice tracks through the snow and trees. The toboggan run was really decent too. Our kids (11, 8 and 7) had a real blast here. They spent so much time here we ran out of time to try the cross country skiing but that also looked really good. I’d advise going as soon as it’s light as in winter the activities chitchat 3pm when it gets dark. There is a new, simple wooden cabin at the top of the hill which is staffed by the mother of the family. They serve some basic, but tasty food as well as snacks as well as hot drinks. All in all a real highlight of our trips
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Patricia C
    Hong Kong, China181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice natural ice skating place
    We bought the package with return transfer from Rovaniemi (0930 to 1330). It's good to arrive early in the morning, as the place looks magical in daylight and it's less crowded. Staff very friendly and helpful in finding us the equipment. Kids had fun with the ice skating and also sledding (so did the adults!), A very nice break from the tourisy places.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Dutchman11CapeTown
    Sydney, Australia25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out
    A wonderful day out. The bus picks you up in Rovaniemi at different time slots. Earliest was 9.30 which we did and would recommend. The Leisure park gets a little busier the later you leave. Its about a 30min drive. If you take the 9.30 bus, you then return on the earliest bus which is 1.30pm. There's a natural cross country ice skating track, a natural ice rink to play ice hockey and games, and also a bob sleighing hill. On top of the hill is also a little café where you can get some lunch, hot chocolates, coffees ect. We got a couple of sausages and cooked it on the fire outside. The staff were amazing and very helpful. Would definitely recommend a day out. For the price you pay, its a must do. A great experience......
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 January 2024
  • FarAway689097
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just beautiful
    Our family of four had a fabulous day here. None of us skate very well, but snow shoeing through the stunning forest was unforgettable. Great fun on the sledging hill too. Such a beautiful place.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 March 2024
  • Fly-Wills
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit for an amazing day out in Finland
    An amazing family run business in the heart of one of Rovaniemi’s stunning forests. Pick up and drop off from two convenient locations (City Center or Santa Claus village). Welcomed immediately by the owners who are extremely friendly. Takes less than 5 minutes to get your boots and helmets and you’re on the ice. The ice skating run is extremely fun and enjoyable. We ended up spending two hours skatings and enjoying it. There is also ice hockey sticks and other equipment you can try out on the ice. A stunning cafe away from the ice skating area, provides alcohol, soft drinks and food. You can purchase sausages and buns and roast them on an open fire they have by the cafe. A large toboggan run finishes off the day with multiple sledges and mats you can ride down on. Overall an amazing day out which we highly recommend.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2024
  • Mark F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day out
    The winter leisure park is set of a main road , a beautiful drive from the main road to the park. A family run business, the staff where so friendly and helped out with all the equipment . We enjoyed the park so much we went there twice in a week. I take my hat of to them and wish them all the best in the future.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 March 2024
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295424DSteph
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a hidden gem. So picturesque and so quiet. Very different to the places that have coach loads of tourists be driven in and out all day.

It’s a lovely, small, family-run, winter activity centre. No frills, but feels like an authentic, less-touristy snow experience.

The ice skating was just beautiful. The sons of the family helped us with finding skates and helmets. There are nice supports to push along for inexperienced skaters of any age and little skating sledges you can push very young children on. It’s not an oval rink but like looping ice tracks through the snow and trees.

The toboggan run was really decent too. Our kids (11, 8 and 7) had a real blast here. They spent so much time here we ran out of time to try the cross country skiing but that also looked really good. I’d advise going as soon as it’s light as in winter the activities chitchat 3pm when it gets dark.

There is a new, simple wooden cabin at the top of the hill which is staffed by the mother of the family. They serve some basic, but tasty food as well as snacks as well as hot drinks.

All in all a real highlight of our trips
Written 11 December 2023
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Reece101
98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Spent half a day here and was really nice!
Owners are kind and welcoming. Not too busy. Plenty of equipment to play with. Very well thought out! Would recommend.
It does cost around 30euro in a taxi each way for the city but even with that it’s worth it. Really pleased we went.
Written 21 March 2023
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Kaisa R
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
The ice skating trail through the snowy forest was my favourite experience at the Kotatieva winter park and definitely a unique one. There are also plenty of other outdoor activities including snow shoeing which is particularly great if you want to do some “forest bathing” and enjoy the beautiful untouched scenery of the wild. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the great thing is that the rental of all the equipment is included in the entry fee. I would definitely recommend visiting this place.
Written 19 December 2021
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Thank you for your visit and recommendation! :)
Written 20 January 2022
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tequilathief
UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
This place is like a fairytale experience. Tucked away in pristine snow covered forest is a picture perfect natural winter wonderland. There is a natural ice rink trail, a natural sledge track and snow shoeing. All equipment (which is pristine as it’s only 3 weeks old) is included In The ticket price plus hot berry juice, moose stew or sausages.

We had the place to ourselves which made it even more special.

Of all the places we have been in Rovaniemi this is by far our favourite. The owners have worked so hard at making it a homely , non commercial , gorgeous environment, and it has worked!

Thank you 🙏 ❄️⛄️
Written 3 January 2022
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Thank you for you kind words! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. :)
Written 20 January 2022
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Patricia C
Hong Kong, China181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We bought the package with return transfer from Rovaniemi (0930 to 1330). It's good to arrive early in the morning, as the place looks magical in daylight and it's less crowded. Staff very friendly and helpful in finding us the equipment.

Kids had fun with the ice skating and also sledding (so did the adults!),

A very nice break from the tourisy places.
Written 28 December 2023
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Sam D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Visited Kotatieva and we voted it the top activity of our trip. The setting is amazing and the hosts are friendly. The main event is a unique natural ice skating rink and track- and I now have a budding ice hockey player! The entrance price is for the day and I thought very reasonable for an activity in this area of Lapland. It also included hot berry juice and sausage (to cook tradionally in a lappish hut) for lunch. The activities are suitable for all ages and was perfect family time making memories. Would definitely visit again if return to this area.
Just one thing to note, if you don't plan to drive/hire a car ... It is about 16km from Rovaniemi and taxis are expensive, so factor this cost in.
Written 3 January 2023
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Fly-Wills
Dubai, United Arab Emirates917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
An amazing family run business in the heart of one of Rovaniemi’s stunning forests. Pick up and drop off from two convenient locations (City Center or Santa Claus village). Welcomed immediately by the owners who are extremely friendly. Takes less than 5 minutes to get your boots and helmets and you’re on the ice. The ice skating run is extremely fun and enjoyable. We ended up spending two hours skatings and enjoying it. There is also ice hockey sticks and other equipment you can try out on the ice. A stunning cafe away from the ice skating area, provides alcohol, soft drinks and food. You can purchase sausages and buns and roast them on an open fire they have by the cafe. A large toboggan run finishes off the day with multiple sledges and mats you can ride down on. Overall an amazing day out which we highly recommend.
Written 15 March 2024
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mrswarden2016
Lincolnshire, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
This is the most magical and unexpected place we found on our visit. It is naturally beautiful, tranquil and breathtaking. Every detail from the candles, signage, skate hut and Lappish hut has been exquisitely planned. The hosts were so friendly and made the trip so special.
Written 17 December 2021
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Thank you for your visit! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit in Kotatieva. :)
Written 20 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dutchman11CapeTown
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A wonderful day out. The bus picks you up in Rovaniemi at different time slots. Earliest was 9.30 which we did and would recommend. The Leisure park gets a little busier the later you leave. Its about a 30min drive. If you take the 9.30 bus, you then return on the earliest bus which is 1.30pm.
There's a natural cross country ice skating track, a natural ice rink to play ice hockey and games, and also a bob sleighing hill. On top of the hill is also a little café where you can get some lunch, hot chocolates, coffees ect. We got a couple of sausages and cooked it on the fire outside.
The staff were amazing and very helpful. Would definitely recommend a day out. For the price you pay, its a must do. A great experience......
Written 12 January 2024
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FarAway689097
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our family of four had a fabulous day here. None of us skate very well, but snow shoeing through the stunning forest was unforgettable. Great fun on the sledging hill too. Such a beautiful place.
Written 4 March 2024
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