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Canoeing Route Savilampi – Kiutaköngäs – Jäkälämutka

Savilampi – Kiutaköngäs – Jäkälämutka


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


  • 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.

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Canoeing Kiutaköngäs-Jäkälämutka



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.

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