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Weekly programme departures 31 May–30 September, Mon–Sat

Experience the magnificent views of the national park on River Oulankajoki. A self-guided canoeing trip is suitable for the whole family. 

The canoeing route begins from the quiet waters below Kiutaköngäs rapid. The route also has excellent opportunities for overnight stays. 

The canoeing route ends at Jäkälämutka bend, which is located on the Finnish border zone about two kilometres from Russia.

Map for the canoeing route Kiutaköngäs – Jäkälänmutka – A canoeing route in Oulanka National Park (

  • Departures

    31st May – 30th Sep, Mon – Sat 

  • Duration

    6-7 hours

  • Length of journey

    25 km

  • Tour rating

    Easy, suitable for families

  • Price

    Canoe €35 per person
    Kayak €40 per person

  • Price incl.

    Transport back from Jäkälämutka to Kiutaköngäs. Canoe/Kayak and equipment (life jackets, paddle, map, watertight bag), insurance and VAT.

  • Place of departure

    Drive along Liikasenvaarantie road across the bridge that comes after Oulanka Visitor Centre. Continue for about 200 m and turn right to the canoe and boat landing site. Follow the road for 2 km to the boat landing site.

    The departure is self-directed. Canoes, Kayaks and equipment are ready at the departure point. You can identify the canoes by the Kuusamo Safaris stickers. The equipment are under the canoes. 

    The payment takes place during the return transport.

  • Return transport

    Return transports back to the place of departure depart from Jäkälämutka at 16:00 or 17:00. Please book the return schedule in advance.

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