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Ice and Snow Festival at Hwacheon from Seoul

Price USD$45.00


Ice and Snow Festival at Hwacheon from Seoul
Embrace the chilly weather with a day of winter fun at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Gangwon-do province. Each January the clear, fresh water of Hwacheon Stream freezes over, and thousands of locals and visitors alike go ice fishing for ?sancheoneo? (mountain trout). Full-day admission to the festival includes access to one of 60 activities on the frozen ice field including ice-skating, sledding, snowmobile riding, ice soccer and more. This day trip from Seoul is the ultimate winter activity for the entire family.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs yearly in January. The date is subject to change.

Meet at Gwangwhamun station at City Hall to board an official festival shuttle bus to the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. During the 3-hour ride to Hwacheon in Gangwon-do province, listen to your onboard guide share information about the upcoming events in preparation for a full day of winter amusement.

Upon arrival at the festival site, you?re admitted to the frozen ice field ? a unique geographical feature of the Hwacheon Stream each season, due to the combination of cold valley wind and clear, fresh water. Here you?ll find the festival highlight: hordes of visitors ice fishing for mountain trout called sancheoneo.

If you?d like to join in the fun, you can rent a fishing rod. Then carve a hole into the 15-inch-thick (40-cm) ice and wait for your catch. (Hint: the stream is supplied with tons of fresh, moderate-sized fish each day to make it easier to compete among the other 11,000 ice holes.)

The festival has about 60 different activities you can do, including a bobsleigh ride, ice hockey or ice soccer, snow sledding, snowmobiling, snow sculpture and much more.

With approximately 5 hours to spend on-site, you have plenty of time to partake in the festivities, eat an included lunch and enjoy photo time.

After your fill of fun and heart-warming memories of winter, hop back on the shuttle to Seoul, with drop-off at Gwangwhamun station at City Hall.

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Embrace the chilly weather with a day of winter fun at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Gangwon-do province. Each January the clear, fresh water of Hwacheon Stream freezes over, and thousands of locals and visitors alike go ice fishing for ?sancheoneo? (mountain trout). Full-day admission to the festival includes access to one of 60 activities on the frozen ice field including ice-skating, sledding, snowmobile riding, ice soccer and more. This day trip from Seoul is the ultimate winter activity for the entire family.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs yearly in January. The date is subject to change.