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WELLNESS KAYAK TOUR - FACTS AND ITINERARY

During this kayaking tour, you can enjoy quietness and peace on the wilderness lake as well as authentic tent accommodation in beautiful lake and forest scenery. Our accommodation is arranged in nice cabins on the lake shore on the first and last night. Three nights are for camping in remote islands. We will enjoy the healthy and natural local food during the tour, made of ingredients from the lakes and South Lapland nature.

You may see wild animals on the shores of these wilderness lakes. Reindeers, elks, and many interesting birds like osprey, sea eagle, and waterfowl are often seen in the area.  


You can also enjoy the cleanest air in the world and the magical Midnight Sun if you prefer the midsummer for the time of your adventure! Kayaking on the rugged and beautiful lake is a unique experience if you like kayaking in an extraordinary and culturally rich environment!

  • Place: Lake Livo, Lake Posio and Lake Kitka, Posio, Finland

  • Availability: On request 1.6.-30.9.

  • Guaranteed departures: 6.-11.8.2022 

  • Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

  • Number of participants: Min 4, max 8 persons

  • Price: 990 €/person 

  • Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch package, and dinner are included in the price.

  • Accommodation: In cabins, tents, or hammocks

  • Distance: Total approximately 50 km 

  • Price includes: Return transport to Oulu airport, guide services, accommodation and above-mentioned meals on the tour

  • The price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment included in the price: Sea kayak or twin kayak, paddling equipment, tent, mattress, sleeping bag, liner

  • Equipment: Participants have their own clothing due to the weather. Please ask for the whole list of equipment after booking.

  • By an additional cost: Paddling clothing 90 €/tour

  • Supplements: 

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Intermediate. Participants are required to have good basic fitness and basic kayaking skills. Participants should be able to paddle in moderate waves with a sea kayak minimum of 15 km/day. Swimming skills are obligatory

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

  • Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for outdoor activities in Finland.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

FOREST MIND EXERCISES

Spending time in nature has been found to promote health. Forest Mind program is an ideal way for promoting self-awareness, relaxation, stress relief, refreshment, and invigoration.

PEACE AND CHALLENGE

Peaceful kayaking can be meditative or in another hand your most exciting experience! Weather influences to the choice of the route.

UNIQUE FINNISH CULTURE

Here you are in the middle of the influence of Lapland Culture, between Northern Samì culture and Southern Finnish culture and history.

 

ITINERARY

1st day:
Arrive at Oulu Airport where your guide is waiting for you. Two hours of transport from Oulu to Syöte National Park and Taigalampi cabin. 


Welcoming dinner, short briefing, the introduction of the group, maps, and a week program after dinner. Safety issues and discussion about sustainable tourism and how we put it into practice during our trip. Hot sauna and sweet dreams surrounded by peaceful, fresh, and quiet South Lapland nature. Accommodation in a wooden cabin. Before going to sleep, the taste of Forest Mind exercises in nature. 


2nd day:
Tour begins after the one-hour transport after a complete Finnish breakfast with many local delicacies. The wonderful experience starts from the shore of Lake Livo to the west towards Hirsiniemi, to the wooden shelter. Lovely picnic lunch on the lakeshore. The kayaking route takes us via Säikänsalmi Cafe to our accommodation place at Hirsiniemi wooden shelter. Many wonderful sights appear during the day's trip. Building up the tents, relaxing and refreshing, making the dinner together. Accommodation in tents. Day's distance is approximately 15 km.


3rd day:

After breakfast, we start kayaking again. The first task is to pull our kayaks to the other side of the esker and continue kayaking after this small physical exercise. The kayaking route leads us first to the sheltered part of the lake and gives us a wonderful sight of the nature around us. After a few kilometers of paddling the environment changes and the route goes between islands and follows the coastline to the Livohka holiday center. Our car is waiting for us after lunch. 

Lunch break in the village and relaxing with a mindfulness style exercise near the forest after lunch. 

Transport to Lake Kitka. The kayaking tour continues approximately 5,5 km towards our exciting accommodation place on the remote island, called Karhusaari. Setting up the tents next to an old wooden cabin. Relaxing and refreshing, making the dinner together.


Accommodation in tents. The day's distance is approximately 12 km.

4th day: 

​After breakfast, we start kayaking towards the island hopping area of the lake! There are a lot of islands, eskers, and hills which open up around the lake. The landscape is also characterized by ridges, clean sandy beaches, and beautiful rocky shores. We stop by the tar graves, Stone Age settlements, and pitfalls, traps for animals, made by Finnish ancestors.


Lunch break on some beautiful spots and relaxing with a mindfulness-style exercise in the forest.

Kayaking to our next accommodation place to the nice sandy beach. Building up the tent village next to the fireplace on the beach. Relaxing and refreshing, making the dinner together. Stretching the muscles after the long paddling day. Accommodation in tents. Day's distance is approximately 12 km.

5th day: 

After breakfast, we start our last kayaking day. A great tour continues between famous cultural sites and ends up at the forest beach. Lunch before transport. Transport back to Syöte National Park and Taigalampi cabin.


Celebration dinner, sauna, swimming in the pond, and relaxation. Reflection and thoughts about the experiences after the nature well-being tour. Accommodation in the cabin. Day's distance is approximately 9 km.

6th day: 

Departure day. After a tasty and nutritious breakfast warm goodbyes or transfer by car to Oulu Airport.

We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities or the content of the program if necessary due to the weather or other conditions.