Rafting: Wild and Scenic Route Combo (5,5h)
Rafting: Wild & Scenic Combo
Rafting through ”Wild Route”
and “The most beautiful landscapes of the Oulanka National Park” combining the
wildest rapids and most stunning landscapes of the national park all in the
same day. Rated for 18+. Duration 5.5 h. Rapid classes I-IV.
This route is ideal for thrill
seekers and those who have experienced rafting, but of course you can still
participate this route, even if you have not previously rafted. The route
takes us from the beach at Basecamp Oulanka to the eastern border zone.
During the route we will
navigate through the three largest rapids of the Kitkajoki river (Graded II-IV)
while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Kitka canyon. The highlights are
the Myllykoski and Aallokkokoski rapids, where we are guaranteed to get wet,
the adrenaline will flow and teamwork is necessary!
After Aallokkokoski, we
explore the Jyrävä waterfall by foot and then continue our journey by raft from
below the waterfall. The next 7 kilometers we paddle along the rugged canyon of
the Kitkajoki river. The almost continuous Class I - II rapids give us a sense
of adventure while admiring the ancient lime stone cliffs. The diverse nature
of the Kitkajoki river is truly impressive.
After the rapids, the journey drifts into calmer waters and in complete silence, surrounded by an old forest and meadows, towards the border zone. Here we have time to enjoy our picnic snacks as the raft flows with the current. The return transfer to Basecamp takes approximately 45 minutes.
Weekly departures June-September 2023
MON, WED, SAT 12:00
145 €/person incl. return transfer from Ruka
(departure 11:30 from Hotel
Bookings close at 14:00 the day before.
The rafting package includes high-quality equipment: helmet, life jacket, rainwear, rubber boots, services of an authorized guide, light snacks, liability insurance, nature conservation fee, VAT.
Private and group rates:
If you wish for your group to depart outside of our scheduled departure times, the price is 650 € for the first raft and 500 € for each additional raft. In addition to our guide, the raft can accommodate a maximum of 6 people. Bookings by e-mail or by phone.