Canoeing Adventure in South Lapland
During this adventure you will enjoy silence, quietness and peace. Accommodation is arranged in double rooms in modern cottages where the warm sauna is waiting for you to relax after a paddling trip. We recommend sauna also after a refreshing swim in the lake behind your cabin!
We´ll enjoy good and near produced food. Breakfast is arranged in your accommodation, hot soup with sandwiches for the lunch will be enjoyed every day in wilderness and delicious dinner is served back in cabins.
On a lucky day you may see wildlife on the shore of the wilderness lake and eagles flying above the group. Many birds follow our group when we paddle calmly through the forests. Canoeing on the rugged and beautiful lakes and rivers is a unique experience in Finland, in the country of thousands of lakes. It have to be done if you prefer to feel the nature from the water element and canoeing in extraordinary beautiful scenery.
Facts of the trip
Place: Syöte National Park, South Lapland, Finland
Availability: 1.6. - 30.9.
Guaranteed departure: 5. – 10.8.2020.
Number of participants: Minimum 2 persons, max. 12 persons
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Level: Moderate. Participants are required to have a basic fitness level. Previous canoeing experience is not required. Participants should be able to paddle in moderate waves with a kayak or canoe minimum 15 km / day. Swimming skills are obligatory.
Price: 1890 € / person when 4 - 8 persons, 1690 € when - 8 persons
Price includes: Transport from Oulu Airport to Syöte and back, activities due to the program, guidance, paddling equipment (kayak or canoe), safety equipment, transports to the places of activities, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation in double / twin rooms, sauna and shower every day.
Price doesn’t include flights.
Equipment: Participants have their own outdoor clothing, warm underwear, socks and thermal layer according to the weather. Waterproof clothes can be rented from Hikes'n Trails. Please ask the whole list of equipment for the tour.
Equipment included in the price: Canoe or kayak, paddle, kayaking vest, waterproof bag.
By additional cost: Water sport clothing includes jacket and trousers, boots and gloves cost 55 € / set / person / week.
Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish
Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for canoeing and other outdoor activities in Finland.
1st. day: Arrival to Oulu Airport where you meet your guide. Transport to Syöte National Park. Transport time is approximately 120 min. Program briefing together in one group in cabin. To have a nice and safe adventure we’ll have basic info about clothing and safety instructions for the week. Evening meal and accommodation in cabin. Sauna and shower available.
2nd day. First canoeing day starts after a breakfast in cabins. Week starts with stable double kayaks from a sandy beach in Lake Livo in Posio. 1 hour Transport to Posio by car.
Island of hirsiniemi is partly a nature conservation area where you can enjoy the unique long sandy beaches, the sun, the vast lake landscape and the beauty of the blue sky all over. The island has high sandy beaches and great pine forests. It is a real pearl in Livo lake, with stories of old Sami-people’s times and unbeliveable views to the lake. The island is located on the large open lake stretch, so it can be difficult to paddle there and back due to the wind. For this reason, we choose the departure date and departure point according to the weather. A small hiking trip on the esker. After a day trip, dinner, sauna and relaxation. Kayaking distance approximately 14 km in 7 hours including breaks.
3rd day. Hossa is our newest National Park which gives us a great possibilities to enjoy the day adventures on the chains of rivers and lakes. Wilderness awaits when we start our canoeing from the and head up to the culturally rich landscapes in country side. After breakfast we will continue exploring Wild Taiga by open canoes and river kayaks. This day will be our first real wilderness day from the lake to rivers. After 60 minutes driving from Syöte we take the canoes and kayaks down from the trailer and start paddling from a cultural heritage, old water mills. After ten kilometers paddling we enjoy rest and snack at the ancient stone age living place. Trip continues after a snack towards unusual landscape In Julma Ölkky rock formation to south direction until we come back to car. Sauna, dinner and accommodation after transport. Days distance approx. 15 km.
4th day. After breakfast we will start our kayaking trip from and drive to Pärjänjoki river which is valuable from natural history. Small river goes through the cultural landscapes, small rapids and old forests. Variable route includes also couple of more difficult parts where it is better to lift the canoe to the shore and drag it through the forest instead of shooting a rapid. After couple of hours we enter to Harrinranta, place which is worth to be seen from the land. Transport to cottage, sauna, dinner and accommodation. Days distance approx. 25 km river kayaking.
5th day. After the breakfast we will continue exploring south Lapland. Another and the last day on Lake Kitka. Approximately one hour transport to starting point. This time a round trip and time to paddle to the one of the hundreds of islands. In one of these islands we’ll have a nice lunch together and enjoy good paddling day in open lake views. Transport back to Syöte, sauna, dinner and accommodation. Days distance approx. 20 km on lake.
6th day. Last day starts after tasty breakfast and continues with a transport to Oulu airport. Now it is time to say good bye and thank you!