Kuusamon Erä-Safari Ltd / Kuusamo Safaris, Kotatie 1, 93825 Rukatunturi, Finland Tel. +358 (0)400 326 690 E-mail: info at kuusamosafaris.fi, www.kuusamosafaris.fi
Canoeing route from Kiutaköngäs to Jäkälämutka River Oulankajoki flows in a wide valley. Upstream, the river is flanked by beautiful wild flower meadows and lush vegetation. Downstream the river basin finds its way in a valley of high sand banks. Oulanka national park area shows the unique nature of the region at its best and gives a good view into wilderness hardly touched for centuries. There are numerous species of birds and rare vegetation (such as calypso and lady’s-slipper orchid) here. ROUTE MAP Duration: 6-7 hours Length of journey: 22 km Group size: 1-40 persons Price: 25 € /person Price include: Canoe and equipment (life jacket, paddle, map and water tight bag), transfers from Jäkälämutka to Kiutaköngäs, VAT Guaranteed departures 31.05. - 30.09. Monday - Saturday Canoeing route Savilampi (Visitors centre) - Kiutaköngäs - Jäkälämutka We are transported to the starting point of the canoeing tour close to Lake Savilampi. Some 300 metres before reaching the lake the canoeists take the canoes down a chute to the lake. Right at the beginning we pass Savinalampi wilderness hut, which sleeps 6-7 people. There are some rapids to shoot where the lake Savinalampi and the river meet. The rapids are relatively shallow and not very fast flowing. At the northern shore of the lake river Savinajoki flows into the lake. The route enters the Oulanka national park at the beginning of the trip. Having paddled for some 2 kilometrs we hear the roar of the great falls of Taivalköngäs. We admire the falls from the riverbank as it is too dangerous to shoot the rapids in a canoe. We carry the canoes some 200 metres downstream through a path crossing an island right in the middle of the river. Should you wish to stay here longer to admire the falls, there is a wilderness hut that sleeps 10-15 people.   Downstream from the Taivalköngäs falls both the river Oulankajoki and the canoeist calm down. The distinctive beauty of the river valley and tranquillity of the area offer unforgettable surroundings for enjoying the local nature. Here you have the opportunity to leave stress far behind. If you wish to enjoy the undisturbed beauty of the region for a little bit longer, the tour can be extended to carry on from rhe Kiutaköngäs falls all the way to Jäkälämutka. Note that there is no exception to having to pass the majestic Kiutaköngäs falls on foot overland, the thundering water surging down between rocky cliffs is not safe to be crossed waterborne. There is a half kilometre path leading you pass the falls safely. Duration: 2 days Length of journey: 32 km Group size: min. 2 - max. 40 persons Tour rating: Easy but the greater falls must be bypassed overland Price: 70 € /person Price include: Canoe and equipment (life jacket, paddle, map and water tight bag), transfers from Jäkälämutka to Savilampi, VAT Guided Canoeing tour Savilampi (Visitors centre) - Oulanka Visitor Centre We are transported to the starting point of the canoeing tour close to Lake Savilampi. Some 300 metres before reaching the lake the canoeists take the canoes down a chute to the lake. There are some rapids to shoot where the lake Savinalampi and the river meet. The rapids are relatively shallow and not very fast flowing. At the northern shore of the lake river Savinajoki flows into the lake. The route enters the Oulanka national park at the beginning of the trip. Having paddled for some 2 kilometrs we hear the roar of the great falls of Taivalköngäs. We admire the falls from the riverbank as it is too dangerous to shoot the rapids in a canoe. We carry the canoes some 200 metres downstream through a path crossing an island right in the middle of the river. Downstream from the Taivalköngäs falls both the river Oulankajoki and the canoeist calm down. The distinctive beauty of the river valley and tranquillity of the area offer unforgettable surroundings for enjoying the local nature. Here you have the opportunity to leave stress far behind.The Canoe tour ends after the Liikasenstreetbridge on the right side of the river in front of the Oulanka Visitor Centre. Duration: 3 - 4 h Length of journey: 12 km Tour rating: Easy but the greater falls must be bypassed overland Price: 50 € /person min. 2 Canoes Price include: Canoe and equipment (life jacket, paddle, map and water tight bag), transfers back from Oulanka  Visitor Centre, VAT Guaranteed departures 31.05. - 30.09. NOTE! There are several unlocked huts and lean-to shelters along the riverbanks where to stay overnight free of charge. Please obey the general national park area rules of conduct in Oulanka National Park area. Camping is only allowed in shelter cabins and specific locations reserved for camping.
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Summer 2018 lakes and rivers are free from ice and our summer programs will start soon.