Introduction to packrafting
New for Oulanka this summer 2020! With a packraft you can reach places you wouldn't otherwise have access with just hiking or paddling. Basecamp Oulanka's packraft introduction course give you good basic skills to begin a new hobby.
We meet at Basecamp’s reception for a briefing on the principals of the packraft and equipment. Our trained instructors take you through the history, features, and uses of Packrafting. Each of us is issued a packraft, helmet and paddle selected according to size. Next we take a short hike to the shores of Lake Jyräväjärvi. Here we learn to inflate the rafts correctly, adjust the seating position and have further tuition to familiarize ourselves with safety and kayaking skills before heading out onto the water to practice our new packraft skills.
Paddling towards Niskakoski we practice manouvering the packraft, negotiating bends and other basic techniques. With our experienced guide, training is safe, fun and you get plenty of expert advice on controlling your raft. You can try new skills at the end of the Niskakoski rapid which is a great place to practice the basics of flowing water, going in and out of the stream.
When booking, please specify the model of Packraft and size you require.
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