Canoeing

The beautiful and tranquil Kuhmo-Suomussalmi area is abundant with interesting waterways. The rivers, like River Jongunjoki or lakes and small rapids offer dozens of kilometres of varying canoeing routes for both the beginners and the experienced. Hossa especially has wonderful choices for trips on water; destination can be rock paintings from the Stone Age, for example.

The Visitor Centres and programme providing companies offer rental row boats, canoes and kayaks.

Services

Canoe adventure in wilderness

Upitrek

A self-guided 8-day canoeing tour in Hossa national park.

Price / person

270 €

Finnish Bears & Rivers

Norwide Finland

This program is a real invitation to discover Lapland nature. Along the Russian border and the Arctic Circle, you fully become aware of the immensity of the taiga, the multitude of lakes, and the variety of Arctic landscapes.

Price / person

1190 €

Canoeing and wilderness cabin holiday

WildsPiira

Two weeks self guided holiday Eastern Finland. First week You paddle on our peaceful lakes or rivers and the second half of your trip gives you time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the taiga forest at your leisur at lakeside cottage.

Price / person

245 €

A self guided canoeing tour on Tar - route

WildsPiira

This water route was already used by hundreds of tar rowers, when they transported tar by boats a century ago to be sold in Oulu, from where it was transported further for the use of English and German merchant fleets.

Price / person

75 €

Kayaking courses

Hikes n Trails

Hikes`n Trails organizes tours and training sessions for groups and individuals. For example a two-day educational canoe trip with single kayak or open canoe at the big wilderness lakes in Suomussalmi.

Price / person

290 €

Kayaking trip to Julma Ölkky canyon

Hikes n Trails

Finland is called the land of the thousands of lakes. This trip shows you the one extraordinary lake in Finland. I have planned a very interesting short kayaking trip for you in the mighty canyon lake called Julma Ölkky. You will see and hear also amazing tales of ancient rock painters and their beliefs about the powers of the nature, life, death and the afterworld.

Price / person

95 €

Canoeing on the lake Jokijärvi

Saija Lodge

Come and enjoy a summer day on the lake! You will make a lake round trip of ca. 3 hours and see some historical places. The tour includes a break on one of the islands of Jokijärvi. There your guide will prepare a traditional "black-pot" coffee on an open fire for you.

Price / person

49 €

Island tour by canoe

Saija Lodge

Take a beautiful tour by canoe on the lake Jokijärvi and rivers nearby, with a typical finnish outdoor lunch by a campfire.

Price / person

56 €

Canoe trip at a bright summer night

Saija Lodge

Would you like to experience the miracle of the Nordic Summer Light? Take part in a canoeing trip at night, feel the rythm of the gently flowing river, listen to the sounds of nature and enjoy an early morning forest picnic by the campfire.

Price / person

99 €

Canoe trip to Taivalkoski

Saija Lodge

Are you an experienced canoeist and would like to conquer some rapids while enjoying the beauty and the sounds and silence of the surrounding nature? The canoe day trip to Taivalkoski offers you challenges and enjoyment.

Price / person

99 €