Finlandia Ski Marathon 2022

Finlandia ski marathon in 2022 was different from the traditional one and was only skied on one day. The skiing style on Sunday’s joint start was classic. A total of 815 participants entered the competition. For this year the route had been renewed and the distances skied were, 65 km, 32 km and 20 km. The route had familiar places from the history of the race, including the legendary Uskila Rise.

The fastest skier to complete the 65km run was Kari Varis (Team Kaskipuu), who won the Finlandia ski marathon for the 12th time. "There were no challenges, a smooth loop." Varis commented after reaching the finish line. Varis skied in the top group all the way and at the Heinsuo break point the top four led by Varis started to make a difference to the rest of the group. Second place went to Juuso Mattila (Team Lappaja), who came only one second behind the winner. Also a second from Mattila, Vili Hämäläinen (Team Kaskipuu) was third.

Oona Kettunen (Team Kaskipuu) won the women's series with a time of 3.18.08. “I got off to a good start with the men’s group very well. Fortunately, I was able to keep the lead until the end. ” Kettunen clarified her tactics in the finish. Suvi Karjaluoto (Oulu Racing Brothers) was second to Kettunen after losing almost 5 minutes. Katariina Lonka (Ikaalinen Athletes) was third in the finish line with a time of 3.29.43.

A total of 150 skiers set off for the 32 km run. The fastest in the men's competition Joni Karjalainen kept up the pace with a time of 1.47.05, followed by Henri Erkkilä crossing the finish line 13 seconds behind the winner. The bronze medal went to Jussi Uitto with a time of 1.47.35. 

In the women’s series Marja-Terttu Repo skied to a dominating win with a time of 1.47.38. Amalia Lindén crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 2.15.24 and Johanna Liukkonen came in third at 2.20.18.

The men’s 20km race was won by Roni-Eemil Norrbacka with a time of 1.05.26. Jani Mikkonen, who came in second, was about six minutes behind. The winner with a time of 1.11.28 and Joel Seppälä came in third about eight minutes behind (1.13.19). In the women’s race, the differences grew big when the winner Anni Gustafsson came to the finish line by 1.18.05, almost nine minutes before second-placed Nina Andersen (1.26.52). Elisa Ylilehto was third with a time of  1.42.28.

Registration continues until 19th of February

CONFIRMATION LETTERS HAS BEEN SENT 17.2.2022

Finlandia-hiihto will be skied in the classic style on February 20, 2022. The courses are 65, 32 and 20 km.

Everyone participant whom completes the route on time receives a medal and a digital diploma.

We will continue the registerion until Saturday 19th of February. You can register here. There is no last minute registrations on Sunday.

The starting numbers are set, in other words, the 65 km race/elite group is full.

Confirmation letters has been sent for those whom had registered by 16th of February. For those whom register after 16th will receive their confirmation letter sometime between thurday and saturday as we are sending them in batches. Confirmation letters are send by email from the following address: noreply@mail.onreg.com

Past days we have received some damp snow but luckily the heavy rains passed us so the track situation looks good. Freezing temperatures are expected for the weekend and on Sunday -2c semi-sunny weather which seems ideal.

Situation update 2nd Feb 2022

The restrictions on Covid-19 have been lifted on Lahti region and this enables us to take unlicensed skiers into the competition, which is skied in the classic style on 20.2.2022.

The competition will start on Sunday 20 February 2022 at 9:00AM.

Registration for new skiers opens on February 3, 2022. More detailed arrangements for the event will be confirmed later and more information can be found on our website.

The last day to register is February 16, 2022. Post-registrations will not be accepted.

Previously registered users can register for the upcoming event at entry@finlandiahiihto.fi by 16 February 2022 the latest.

Virtual Finlandia is still valid and the 32km and 20km routes are open from 12 to 13 February and the whole 65km route on 19 February for those who want to do their Virtual Finlandia in Lahti.

The snow conditions on the Finlandia-hiihto's tracks are great and according to forecasts it will only improve. Future forecasts promise more than 35 cm more snow in the coming days.

Situation update 1st Feb 2022

Local health authorities are currently lifting the restrictions and although there are no actual decisions regarding the Lahti region yet, this still allows us to prepare for the fact that we could take un-licensed participants into classic style competition for 65, 32, and 20 km on February 20, 2022.

If the restrictions are lifted we will open registration for new skiers.

We will inform you more about this as soon as possible.

More details about the arrangements will be confirmed later.

Previously registered users will also receive a separate e-mail informing them how to inform us of their enthusiasm for participating in the upcoming event.

Virtual Finlandia is still valid and the 32km and 20km routes are open from 12 to 13 February and the whole 65km route on 19 February for those who want to do their Virtual Finlandia in Lahti.

The snow situation on the Finlandia skiing route is great and according to the forecasts, it will only improve!

FINLANDIA SKI MARATHON will be held as a competition on February 20, 2022

Due to the current covid-19 situation, Finlandia ski marathon cannot be organized as planned from 12 to 13 February. Local officials have imposed restrictions on public events that last until 19.2.2022 Finlandia ski marathon will be organized as a competition on Sunday 20 February. with Classic Style for 65, 32 and 20 km.

On February 20, 2022, you can participate in the ski race with a FIS license (or if you're a member of a Finnish ski club then at least a Skipass-level national license). Participants must submit the license numbers to entry@finlandiahiihto.fi by 16 February 2022.

Participation, for those who do not participate in the ski race on 20 February 2022, will automatically move to 2023.

More information on licenses and registration can be found soon on our website.

Virtual Finlandia 12-19 February 2022

Virtual Finlandia is a virtual alternative to Finlandia ski marathon for organizing the event during a pandemic. The purpose of the virtual event is to give sports fans the opportunity to participate in the event independently and as safely as possible.

You can register for the virtual event on Finlandia ski marathon website. Registration for Virtual Finlandia will open 24th Jan 2022. The event has a time limit for participating in the event. You can register for the event in advance and you can register until the last day when the event is active.

The virtual activity can be done on 12-19 February 2022 and information about the performance will be sent to the result service system. The 12-13 February route will be opened in Lahti following the Finlandia route. On the marked route, you participate in Virtual Finlandia skiing on your own and at your own risk. The organizer is not responsible for any damage, whether any damage to health or property. Participants must comply with applicable government regulations.

Virtual Finlandia is not a competition and no prizes will be awarded. 10 participation to the 2023 Finlandia ski marathon will be drawn among the participants. Each participant will receive a Virtual Finlandia diploma for their performance.

Registration for Virtual Finland opens on January 24, 2022

Situation update 11th Jan 2022

According to current information, Finlandia Ski Marathon will be organized as planned on 12-13 February 2022. However, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are actively discussing with local officials the organization of a health-safe competition.

As a backup plan, we will be able to postpone the race a month later. The possible change will be announced on January 21, 2022.

Finlandia Ski Marathon route has been hardened in recent days and the snow situation is good. The entire route has already been groomed twice on a large machine.

Travel guidance to Finland

updated 29th Dec 2021

The Finnish Border Guard is responsible for crossing the Finnish state border. The Border Guard provides information on the effects of the coronary pandemic when traveling to Finland on its website. The instructions may change depending on the situation, so it is a good idea to follow the information of the Border Guard from time to time. The guidelines for border guards can be found at https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

We also suggest to see FinEntry's website at https://www.finentry.fi/en/

Current restrictions apply to every country (EU, Schengen, NON-EU etc) :

  • a certificate of a complete and valid vaccination series (either one or two doses depending on the vaccine). At least 7 days must have passed since the last vaccine dose has been received OR
  • a single certificate that the person has recovered from covid-19 virus and has gotten one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series. OR
  • EU digital COVID certificate that proves the person has recovered from covid-19 within 6 months.
  • In addition to the aforementioned requirements, the person must present a negative covid-19 test result of less than 48 hours. The result of a PCR or an Antigen test is accepted. 
  • All the above-mentioned requirements apply until 31 December 2021 to persons born in 2005 or earlier. From 1 January 2022 onwards, the requirements apply to persons born in 2006 or earlier.

 

updated 21st Jan 2022

Our regional restrictions in Päijät-Häme (including Lahti and Hollola) currently allows outdoor events with less than 50 persons. Restrictions also make corona passports non-valid at this time. Regional updates can be found at https://paijat-sote.fi/koronavirus/alueelliset-suositukset/ (only in Finnish). Government of Finland made a statement earlier this week that the current restrictions will be in place until mid February. Regional restrictions may differ from this slightly.

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Finlandia-hiihto (Finlandia Ski Marathon) is an non-profit organization. The income (after expenses) will be divided between the two organizing local sports clubs - Lahden Hiihtoseura (Lahti Ski Club) and Hollolan Urheilijat -46 (Hollola Athletics '49). By participating you are supporting local youth athletics.