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Swimming, beaches and winter swimming

Located in the centre of Varkaus, Ilopisara swimming hall provides fun activities for fitness enthusiasts and holiday makers of all ages. The swimming hall includes a fun pool section, a well-equipped gym and a relaxing sauna. There are also water aerobics classes and courses held at Ilopisara.

Haven for fitness swimmers – 25 m pool
Teaching pool – points for neck and shoulder massage
Family pool, hot tub and cold water basin
Water slide 25 m

Downstairs pool and sauna
Warm water pool
Regular saunas, steam bath and fireplace area

Gym and workout room

Cafe and cabinets
Enjoy refreshments and snacks in the café after swimming.
The cabinet and club room of the swimming hall can be reserved for get-togethers and meetings.

Ahlströminkatu 11
tel. +358 (0)44 444 2270


There are many beaches in Varkaus where swimming is possible, 13 in all. Popular beaches include Hertunranta in the immediate vicinity of the centre of Varkaus, and in Kankunharju on the other side of the city.

Map: Beaches in Varkaus

The place in Varkaus for swimming in an ice hole is located in Tyyskä, along the road the leads to the Vaaputtajien maja hut. Varkauden Latu ry is responsible for maintaining the ice hole.