Ice Field Safety Course 5-6.12.22 in Ivalo

Safety course for everyone who spends time, works or travels on frozen lakes and rivers.

2 days

Ice Field Safety Course in Ivalo

Are you prepared for ice season?

Do you feel confident on walking, skiing or snowmobiling on icy rivers and lakes?

Do you want to learn the considerations, precautions and rescue techniques to rescue yourself or your friend?

The Ice Field Safety (IFS) course is comprehensive training for those who work or travel on ice over lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, or rivers that are completely frozen over.

The (IFS) curriculum includes the formation of ice and the factors that influence its decay, how to determine ice thickness, the identification of hazards, travelling on ice, self rescue and a range of options for the rescue of others – including single rescuer techniques for field personnel that work in pairs.

The curriculum also includes the medical complications posed by cold water immersion and hypothermia, and the significant implications for rescue and transport. Knowledge of ice safety is important for everybody who move on ice or are concerned of the safety of their close ones. Learn to rescue your self and people around you!

Course theory parts are done in Xwander Basecamp Ivalo (Ivalontie 12). The practical parts in Rahajärvi and or Inarinjärvi. We will enjoy some hot drinks and tent sauna between the sessions!

You can book the course with airport pickups and accomodation through us with package price

Please contact for more information by email and phone, or live chat:
+358 10 200 7633

What’s included in this safety course?

  • Full Protective gear for the course (Lifejackets, Drysuits, Boots)
  • Rescue 3 certification & waterproof field guide
  • All tuition
  • 2 days (12h) of teaching
  • Logistics between theory and practical course spots
  • Hot drinks and tent sauna!


  • Food (we’ll have lunch breaks on local restaurants)

What do I need to bring?

  • We are working in cold and wet environment so bring warm clothing for the breaks.

Please note for IFS course

Cancellation policy: Cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before the event

Duration: 2 days (12h)

Difficulty: Moderate (good health, basic swimming skills, normal fitness level)

Minimum age: 18

Course language: English

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