E-bike Safari At Ruka

E-bike Safari At Ruka

Mon at 10:00 or on request

Experience the wonderful sceneries of Ruka on a guided e-bike safari. 

The guide will help you get to know how to ride a mountain bike and learn the technique of riding it.

After the trip, we will have refreshments in an atmospheric Lappish hut.

For larger groups it is possible to arrange trips on other days as well

  • Departures

    Mon at 10:00 or on request

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Group size

    min. 4 people

  • Price

    60 €/person

  • Price incl.

    Guide, e-mountain bike, helmet, VAT

Inquiries and bookings

Continue reading

Canoeing Route Savilampi – Kiutaköngäs – Jäkälämutka

Canoeing
Savilampi – Kiutaköngäs – Jäkälämutka

Independent

Includes transport to Savilampi and return from Jäkälämutka to the place of departure.

Transport to Lake Savilampi departs from Oulanka Visitor Centre. At the Savilampi place of departure, we will take the canoes to the river. At the meeting point of Lake Savilampi and River Oulankajoki, there is a small rapid that you will shoot down through the middle section of the foaming water. The rapid is quite shallow and not very large. The paddlers are in the Oulanka National Park area right from the beginning of the route.

After paddling a little more than 2 km, you can already hear the rumble of the mighty Taivalköngäs rapid. This natural attraction can only be admired from the shore, as it is too big to shoot. The canoes are taken 200 m downstream via an island in the middle of the river and along an easy path.

Before Kiutaköngäs waterfall, the canoes are lifted ashore at the Oulanka Visitor Centre. The paddling trip continues below Kiutaköngäs through the magnificent river scenery towards Jäkälämutka.

  • Departure

    on request

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Distance

    34 km

  • Group size

    min. 4 – max. 40 people

  • Price

    €70/person

  • Price incl.

    Equipment (life jackets, paddle, map, watertight bag) and transport (to Savilampi and return from Jäkälämutka), insurance and VAT.

  • The return transport

    The return transport from Jäkälämutka departs as agreed at either 16:00 or 17:00.

Inquiries and bookings

Continue reading

Canoeing Kiutaköngäs-Jäkälämutka

Canoeing
Kiutaköngäs-Jäkälämutka

Independent

Weekly programme departures 31 May–30 September, Mon–Sat

Experience the magnificent views of the national park on River Oulankajoki. The river flows in a wide valley through Oulanka National Park. The upper part of the river flows through beautiful shorefront meadows and lush vegetation. The lower part of the river is surrounded by high sand banks.

The canoeing route begins from the quiet waters below Kiutaköngäs rapid. After about 8 kilometres of paddling you will arrive to Ansakämppä, an open wilderness hut, with sleeping places for 15 people. While canoeing on River Oulankajoki, you can greet hikers walking along the river bank. The Karhunkierros Trail, one of Finland’s most beautiful and famous hiking trails, follows the river bank and gives hikers an opportunity to get to know the unique river nature of Kuusamo. There are many campfire sites along the route.

The canoeing route ends at Jäkälämutka bend, which is located on the Finnish border zone about two kilometres from Russia.

  • Departures

    31st May – 30th Sep, Mon – Sat 

  • Duration

    6-7 hours

  • Length of journey

    22 km

  • Tour rating

    Easy, suitable for families

  • Price

    Canoe €35 per person
    Kayak €40 per person

  • Price incl.

    Canoe/Kayak and equipment (life jackets, paddle, map, watertight bag) as well as transport from Jäkälämutka to Kiutaköngäs, insurance and VAT.

  • Place of departure

    Drive along Liikasenvaarantie road across the bridge that comes after Oulanka Visitor Centre. Continue for about 200 m and turn right to the canoe and boat landing site. Follow the road for 2 km to the boat landing site.

  • Return transport

    Return transports back to the place of departure depart from Jäkälämutka at 16:00 and 17:00. Please book the return schedule in advance.

Inquiries and bookings

Continue reading

Canoeing On River Oulankajoki

Guided Canoeing on River Oulankajoki

Tuesdays at 10am or on request,  Oulanka Visitor Centre

Experience the magnificent views of the national park on River Oulankajoki. 

In summer season, weekly programme departures for the Kiutaköngäs-Jäkälämutka

Includes sausages and coffee by the fire.

  • Departures

    Tuesdays at 10am or on request

  • Duration

    3-4 hours

  • Group size

    4 people

  • Price

    65€/person

  • Price incl.

    Guide, equipment (life jackets, paddle, map, watertight bag), return transports back, insurance and VAT.

Inquiries and bookings

Continue reading

The Family Route

The Family Route

Every day at 10:00 and 12:00 from Käylä

The Family Route is a perfect training route for newcomers

We meet at Käylä to gear up, and then the rafting adventure will begin!

We will shoot seven rapids on the Käylä – Juuma route. The first three rapids on the route – Käyläkoski, Vähä-Käylän koski and Vääräkoski – are Class I rapids according to the international rapid rating system. Navigating these calmer rapids is a good way to get a feel for rafting.

After passing the Vääräkoski rapid we will head to the Class II rapids on the Family Route, where we will pick up speed. Shooting these rapids may bring splashes of water to your face! The second to last rapid is the fastest rapid on the route: shooting the Harjakoski rapid will make you feel the charm of rafting! The last rapid on the route will be calmer, and below it the outboard engine will take us over the short distance to the end of the route near Juuma. Transport by car back to the meeting place.

  • Departures

    every day at 10:00 and 12:00 from Käylä

  • Duration

    2 hours, incl transportation

  • Age limit

    5 years

  • Price

    45 €/adult, 20 €/5-12 yrs.

  • Price incl.

    The rafting price is inclusive of gear (rubber boots, rain pants and raincoat, PFD, helmet), transport back to the meeting place, a guide who is a trained rafting skipper, a rubber raft with paddles, insurances.

Book online

Continue reading

Whitewater rafting on the Wild Route!

Whitewater rafting on the Wild Route!

Every day at 3pm or by reservation, Juuma

River Rafting Adventure Wild Route will take to the finest rapids of Kuusamo.

We will meet at Retkietappi, in Juuma, where we will gear up and the adventure will begin. At the start of the trip we will warm up by conquering the Niskakoski rapid. Rated as Class II in the international rapid rating system, this rapid gives you a nice challenge for the beginning. After that we will go on to the fastest leg of the Wild Route! First there is the Myllykoski rapid (III-IV). The rapid starts with a waterfall, after which the river flows briskly on to the left. Over the next 50 metres the drop is 5 metres, so there will be lots of churning whitewater to pass through!

After Myllykoski we will carry on to one of the biggest rapids to shoot in Finland: Aallokkokoski! This almost 900 metres long Class IV rapid brings you speed and challenges – following the skipper’s instructions, the paddlers will work as a team to cut through the haystack waves typical for Aallokkokoski. After conquering Aallokkokoski, the feeling of success is wonderful!

Next will be Jyrävä, which we will pass by on foot. The raft will be sent empty down the foaming waters of the Jyrävä waterfall – from the shore it is great to witness the power of the water in the fall.

From Jyrävä our rafting adventure will continue towards the Vattumutka bend. Many Class I-II rapids, and the gorgeous sceneries of Oulanka National Park are relaxing and calm the mind. Here, the lower part of River Kitkajoki meanders through steep gorges and the rapids are quite long. We will take our time, float on downstream and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. At Vattumutka we will go ashore, leave the raft and hike some 500 metres to the car. Please note that there are lots of stairs on the way. Transport by car back to the starting point.

Inquiries and booking for private tour

  • Departures

    Every day at 3pm or by reservation

  • Age limit

    18 years

  • Duration

    2 hours with transportation

  • Min group size

    4 people

  • Price

    65 €/adult

  • Price incl.

    The rafting price is inclusive of gear (rubber boots, rain pants and raincoat, PFD, helmet), transport back to the meeting place, a guide who is a trained rafting skipper, a rubber raft with paddles, insurances.

Book online

Continue reading

Great Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Great Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Departures every day at 15:00 from Juuma

We will meet at Retkietappi, in Juuma, where we will gear up and the adventure will begin. We will start the adventure by conquering the Niskakoski rapid. According to the international rapid rating system, Niskakoski is a Class II rapid. Below Niskakoski opens the wildest stretch of our adventure! The Myllykoski rapid (III-IV) starts with a waterfall and there is a 5-metre drop over the next 50 metres, so there will be plenty of splashes ahead!

After Myllykoski we will shoot down the biggest rapid of our trip. It is time for the famous one: Aallokkokoski! The drop over this almost 900-metre long Class IV rapid is 21 metres, so prepare for some high-speed rapid shooting! All paddlers will work as a team to cut through the haystack waves typical for Aallokkokoski. After the conquest of this wild rapid, the feeling of success is wonderful!

We will pass the Jyrävä waterfall on foot and move downstream to watch the journey of the ghost boat down the foaming rapid. From the shore it is great to witness the power of the water in the fall.

From Jyrävä, our Great Whitewater Rafting Adventure will continue towards Harrisuvanto. We will shoot down several long Class I-II rapids, leisurely in a relaxing atmosphere. Here, the lower part of River Kitkajoki meanders through steep gorges and the rapids are quite long. We will take our time, float on downstream along River Kitkajoki and enjoy the tranquillity of nature.

After three kilometres of rapid shooting we will stop at Harrisuvanto for a picnic lunch. We will make some campfire coffee and glow-fry sausages in the fire. After the break we will carry on for two kilometres to Pähkänä.

At Pähkänä we will hike up to the Pähkänäkallio cliff. If you want, we will stop to admire one of Kuusamo’s most picturesque places, Pähkänäkallio cliff, from where we will continue our journey towards the car. The total distance of the hike is about one kilometre, but it includes a steep climb – participating in the hike requires reasonable physical fitness. Transport by car back to the starting point.

  • Departure

    Departures every day at 15:00 from Juuma

  • Duration

    4.5 h incl. transport

  • Age limit

    18 years

  • Group size

    min. 4 people

  • Price

    85 €/adult

  • Price incl.

    The rafting price is inclusive of a picnic lunch, gear (rubber boots, rain pants and raincoat, PFD, helmet), transport back to the meeting place, a guide who is a trained rafting skipper, a rubber raft with paddles, insurances.

Book now

Continue reading

Meillä käy maksuvälineenä myös