Canoeing on the Pyhäjoki River in Pyha

Canoeing on the Pyhäjoki River in Pyha

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Finnish, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 10 y/o
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Pyhäntie 1210, 98530 Pelkosenniemi, Finland

Activity description

Explore Finland's 'Sacred River' on this guided canoe journey down the Pyhäjoki in Pyha.

Discover the twists and turns of rural Lapland on this paddle classic on the outskirts of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. A great way to get around, follow the current on this 13km tour of Finland's oldest national park, exploring the outerlying banks that are home to some of the oldest forest in the world -  a call to the wild worth indulging in!

Location
This activity takes place in Pyha on the outskirts of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. A 13km tour of Pyhäjoki Lake or river, the area can be reached from Rovaniemi by car (1h 45min).

Activity
Meet your guide at the activity base in Pyhäntie for this half-day canoeing tour in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. A relaxing day out for all ages and abilities, enjoy a casual paddle on either the lake or river - exploring some of Finland's most biodiverse waterways. Starting with a short safety briefing and kit breakdown, practise you paddle technique with your guide - learning some basic strokes before you set off. From here, you will spend the next four hours enjoying the scenery and natural setting of Finland's oldest national park - spotting local wildlife and learning more about the area's cultural significance, too. During your tour, you'll also get to stop and enjoy some hot drinks and snacks on the bank of the river enjoying the wild backdrop and peaceful setting. 

Conditions
Suitable for total beginners and anyone new to canoeing, this tour operates from June-October on a grade I-II section of the Pyhäjoki - expect fast moving water and some small riffles. Maximum two adults per canoe.

Included
  • Guide & Canoe Rental
  • Snacks & Refreshments
Do not forget to bring
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm Layers
Meeting point
Pyhäntie 1210, 98530 Pelkosenniemi, Finland Get directions

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