Canoeing and wilderness cabin holiday

Self guided holiday Eastern Finland. First 4 - 7 days You paddle on our peaceful lakes or rivers and the second half of your trip gives you time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the taiga forest at your leisure at lakeside cabin.

Programme information

Season:

15.5. - 15.9.

Place:

Kuhmo Finland

Duration:

10 -14days

Persons:

2 - 4

Price:

330€ / person + 145 € /additional persons (max 2)

Price Solo:

Price Includes: * Four days self guided canoeing trip in tandem open canoes or kayaks. Rent for a canoes with paddling equipment: paddles, life jackets, watertight containers for gear and route maps. Assistance in planning your route.

* Hire for cabin for one week, bed linen and cleaning at end of the stay. Free use of sauna, boat and bicycles

*Transportation from Kuhmo to start of canoeing trip, from finish of the canoeing trip to the cabin and from cabin to Kuhmo. Possibility for shopping for groceries during transportations.

Price / person
starting from

145 €

Season

Summer

Detailed programme

For centuries, local tar rowers from the wild taiga region used to transport their barrels of tar through the network of rivers and lakes en route to Oulu, a port for the Baltic Sea. Now, you can relive their experiences in unescorted trip along this Tar route. You can choose more exiting route Jongunjoki river – route where is many small but safe rapids. On both routes you can adapt your daily distances to suit your paddling skills and experience. We will tailor-make a route so you can take in the stops you want to make. At the end of the canoeing trip you will be collected from your assigned meeting place and driven to a wilderness cabin 20 km south of Kuhmo. The second half of your trip gives you time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the taiga forest at your leisure small lakeside cabin near of  Lake Rastinjärvi.

For centuries, local tar rowers from the wild taiga region used to transport their barrels of tar through the network of rivers and lakes en route to Oulu, a port for the Baltic Sea. Now, you can relive their experiences in a week long unescorted trip along this Tar route. You can choose more exiting route Jongunjoki river – route
where is many small but safe rapids. On both routes you can adapt your daily distances to suit your paddling skills and experience. We will tailor-make a route so you can take in the stops you want to make. At the end of the first week, you will be collected from your assigned meeting place and driven to a wilderness cabin 20 km south of Kuhmo. The second half of your trip gives you time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the taiga forest at your leisure.

Route I
The Tar route consists mainly of lakes connected by short river sections and a few rapids. The route runs along the headwaters of the river Oulujoki and it flows freely to Lake Ontojärvi in western Kuhmo. Along the way there are plenty of wilderness-like shores and several islands. The lakes can be paddled in almost all wind conditions with few exceptions. There are plenty of official landing places you can pitch tent or rest and eat in a forest lean-to. There are numerous places to start or end the trip.
Route II
The Jongunjoki river route
The river is a natural wilderness river with no permanent habitation or summer cottages along its banks. The route takes you through several easy but exiting rapids. The most difficult rapids are only class II and You can pass them easily. There are plenty of official landing places you can pitch tent or rest and eat in a forest lean-to. There are numerous places to start or end the trip.

Log cabins which sleep 4 are situated on the hillside in the woods overlooking Lake Rastinjärvi. The cabins have a twin bedroom and a further two beds in the loft area. A log sauna is right by the water. Authentic to times gone by, there is no electricity. The cabin is heated by a wood stove and lit by oil/gas lamps. Cooking is done on a gas ring. A chance to catch your own meals as the lake offers excellent fishing!  Free use of a rowing boat is included in the price.

Good to know

Extra Prices 2019:

Rent for a tandem canoe 140 €/ 4 days , + 25 € /extra days

Bell Northwind, Swift Dumoine, Nova Craft Prospector

– (incl paddles, life jackets, waterproof containers, canoeing map and assistance in planning your route)

Rent for a kayak (single) 100 €/ 4 days, + 20 €/extra days

– (incl paddles, life jackets, waterproof containers, canoeing map and assistance in planning your route)

Transfer to Lentiira from Kuhmo 80 € /1 – 8 persons

Transfer to rapids Lentuankoski from Kuhmo 40 € /1 – 8 persons

Transfer to/from Kajaani airport to Kuhmo 125 €/1 – 4 persons

Pricelist  camping equipments 2019:

Tent (2 persons)             10 €/night (6 nights), 5 €/extra nights

Tent (3 persons)             15 €/night (6 nights), 5 €/extra nights

Sleeping bag + matress 5 € / night (6 nights), 3 €/extra days

Trangia camping burner set incl fuel 5 €/ day (7 days), 3€/extra days  (http://trangia.se/en/)

Fishing equipments         5/€ day

Fishing license               17 €/ week

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Canoeing and wilderness cabin holiday

Price / person starting from

145 €

Season

Summer

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