Gdansk is a great place to spend the winter holidays. When temperatures drop, the beaches become emptier, and the concentration of iodine in the air increases. The perfect time to get to know Sopot from a completely different perspective - you can really have a great time here! One of the biggest attractions of the winter season in the Tri-City is, of course, fun on snow and ice! Ice rinks are sensational places to hang out and have fun. Most of them are open from November to the end of March.
Ice rink in Hala Olivia in Gdansk
Indoor ice rink in Hala Olivia
Address: Gdansk 80-309, al. Grunwaldzka 470
Ice rink under the cloud in Sopot
Ice rink at the Pier in Sopot, on the Kuracyjny square.
Address: Sopot 81-718, pl. Zdrojowy 2A
City Ice Rink in Gdynia
Skating rink under the cloud in Gdynia at the City Hall
Address: Generała Józefa Bema 33, 81-381 Gdynia
Ski slope in Sopot - Lysa Gora
White madness with a view of the sea? Such a unique combination is possible only in one place in Poland - on Lysa Gora in Sopot. A 286-meter-long ski lift will take you to an altitude of 110 meters above sea level, from where you can ski down the slope while admiring the Bay of Gdansk. Those who don't feel very confident on the slope can try their hand at the toboggan run.
Address: 9 Herbert Street, 81-826 Sopot
More information: Łysa Góra
Ski slope in Wieżyca
Wieżyca is one of the most recognizable villages in Kashubia. In winter, the largest ski center in Pomerania, Koszalkowo Wieżyca, operates here, with extensive ski infrastructure and well-maintained slopes. The elevation is 328.7 meters above sea level, and the downhill slope is 300 meters long.
Address: Wieżyca 32, 83-315 Szymbark
More information link: Wieżyca
The beach, which attracts crowds in the summer months, will now be just for you! You can take a romantic walk, watch the sunset or be alone with nature and the seaside landscape. After a winter walk, we suggest a warming visit to the sauna overlooking the Gdansk Bay or a great dinner in our recommended restaurants. Winter sports enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to go skiing with a view of the sea. This unusual idea of spending the winter holiday: a combination of walks on the beach with "white madness" and skiing - is possible only in the Tri-City.
Sopot is the only city on the coast where we can warm up in a sauna with a breathtaking view of the sea. Four wooden cottages with huge glass windows are located at entrance 15 to Sopot beach. They can be used open, shared with others or rented on an exclusive basis. In winter, walrus fans like to warm up here. The sauna is also a great idea for a romantic getaway.
Fairy-tale illuminations, treats, original gifts and festive atmosphere await you at the Coal Market in Gdansk and at Grunwaldzki Square at the foot of Kamienna Gora in Gdynia.
A must-see trip during the winter season is the Christmas Market, which will put you in the holiday mood perfectly. It is ideal for both a family outing and a trip for two. There you can visit handicraft stalls, taste Christmas food, as well as watch performances by local artists and, probably most important for the little ones, meet Santa Claus.
When visiting the Tricity in winter, it is worth taking a winter walk in the footsteps of the Tricity's Christmas illuminations. When it snows outside, the landscape becomes truly fairy-tale-like. Illuminations are a permanent part of the decoration of the Tricity, which introduces a festive atmosphere and encourages residents to take evening strolls. Especially for the youngest, this is an excellent attraction and a long-awaited moment.
Christmas decorations can be found in:
- Gdańsk: TCoal Market, Kobzdeja Square, Regan Park, Oliwski Park, Green Bridge, Orruński Park, Stagiewna Street, Tkacka Street
- Gdynia: Downtown and Wzgórze św. Maksymiliana, the City Hall building.
- Sopot: Niepodległości Avenue, Kosciuszko Street, Chopin Street, Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street