3 Days on River Jongunjoki
From Jonkeri to Eräkeskus - 75 km
Rver Jongunjoki in the northern part is an exciting river for experienced paddlers with challenging white water parts. Further south it gets easier and more relaxed, the tour ends with an easy lake-paddling over Lake Nurmijärvi. A good infrastructure along the river with fireplaces and several overnight places makes it perfect for a light-baggage-trip, as - according to weather forecast - we do not even need to carry tent or matresses with us.
We meet at Eräkeskus latest at 10h00 on starting day. Meet your guide and some other nature-lovers and get some information about the tour. Of course you can also spend the night before tour-start in our guesthouse and get an easy, relaxed start into your paddling-adventure.
We pack all our bags in waterproof bags and barrels, then load our canoes/kayaks on the trailer and get a transfer to the starting point in Jonkeri. Here starts our 3-day-adventure without any fixed daily distances. Depending on water level we go faster or slower, we can have long breaks during daytime ad try to catch a fish, start paddling in late afternoon again, or just enjoy an afternoon nap on a lonely shore.
The total paddling distance is 75 km and there are several overnight places on the route, wilderness huts or simple windshelters or double-door-shelters. Or we spend the night alternatively under open sky on a nice beach.
During summer we can add some fresh fish to our menues, latest beginning of August we can pick berries and the first mushrooms and get a very tasty risotto
During late afternoon on day 3 we are back in Eräkeskus, from where you continue your individual holiday or you decide to spend some relaxed days in the lodge, doing some other activities.
- 2 overnights in wilderness hut, tent or windshelters
- tent, sleeping bag, matress, cooking equipment, waterproof bags
- Canoe or kayak with live-vest
- 3 days english speaking guide
- fullboard from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3
- transfer Eräkeskus - starting point