Untouched & Diversified
Since I live and work in Finland, I love to be on the water and explore the differend rivers and lakes around Eräkeskus. River Hähnijoki was very special to me right from the start. It flows through a picturesque, mostly untouched landscape. The tour combines lakes and rivers, with and without stream. I can best enjoy nature, find my own rythm and relax, when paddling.
Program & Route
We load the canoes/kajaks on our trailer and drive about 20 km to the Lake Nyytilampi. We have to carry the boats about 50 meters, then we start our paddling tour. We paddle across this little lake and reach the river Hähnijoki soon, with its first passage with current, sandy parts and rocks just below the water line. All the way following the river Hähnijoki is very diversified. Narrow parts with current, wide areas similar to lakes, often we have to paddle around trees that have fallen across the river and blocking our way. The river is always searching for a new way and looks different every time we paddle there. We have a break with picknick-lunch during the day and enjoy the silence. Where Hähnijoki has its end and flows into River Jongunjoki, we end our trip. After around 16 km we load the canoes back on the trailer at Viitakoski and get a car-transfer back to Eräkeskus. But depending in the number of obstacles during the trip, we can also shorten down the tour and get a transfer back from the Kivivaara-roadbridge.
Duration: incl. transfers 5 – 6 hours
Inclusive: Guide Caro, canoe/kajak, paddle, live-vest, transfer, lunch
This tour is suitable for more experienced paddlers. If you have never been sitting in a canoe/kajak, we recommend you to book the easier tours on River Lieksanjoki/Mukajoki first.