-"Paddling in our rubber dinghy, we draw closer to the thundering rapids. Our hearts pound. The current takes us with it and the rapids roar until the current lets go and our dinghy glides quietly forward. We wipe the drops of water off our faces and carry on with a shivery smile."-


Usually, we start the expedition from our office at Saariselkä, where you will be given all necessary equipments you need during the day (lifevest and helmet). After that, we drive approxm. one hour to Inari and continue to the lake Solojärvi, where we set our rubber dinphy on the water. We start paddling along Solojärvi at Inari and come ashore after the Haapakoski rapids. During the expedition, there will be two bigger white water rapids on the river and few smaller streams along the way. We will also have one coffee break at Ritakoski. Please note, that you can also hop in the car from Ivalo or Inari, so it is not compulsory to meet us at the Saariselkä office. Warm welcome!

Know before you go


  • Min. amount of participants is 4. (If there are 3 or less people 24 hours before the activity, the trip will be cancelled. We will contact you in this case)
  • We ask you to inform us, if you have any food-allergies or a special diet. For security reasons, we also ask you to contact us, if you aren’t able to swim or you suffer from a disease, that might have an effect on your performance during the trip. (For example: asthma,diabetes or epilepsy).



What do I need to bring?


  • Rubber boots (There will be water at the bottom of the boat)
  • Windproof and waterproof pants and jacket
  • Warm and breathable layer of clothing under your clothes (no cotton)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen if needed Headwear under your helmet (For example, woolly hat or a cap)
  • Fitting gloves that are warm and water resistant (Gardening gloves are ok)
  • Own water bottle and some snack
  • Insecticide/mosquito repellent
  • Personal medicines (asthma inhalator, insulin, adrenaline pen)
  • Warm extra clothing inside a plastic, -/ or a waterproof bag (We don´t recommend to take a regular back or a backpack)
  • If you want to take pictures during the trip, we recommend taking a waterproof bag to your mobile phone and a camera.


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Duration

5 hours

Booking in advance

32 hours

Difficulty

MODERATE

Minimum age

14

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