Canoeing is the perfect and most relaxing way to discover Lapland in summer while respecting its untouched nature. Finland, also known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, is indeed covered by more than 188 000 lakes. A significant amount of them is located in Lapland and offer, with the fells and forests, beautiful harmonious landscapes. The lakes and rivers are also home of many birds and little mammals, such as geese, swans, longspurs, cranes, otters,… If you are lucky enough, you may easily spot many of them!
During this activity, your qualified canoe guide will teach you the basic techniques on how to canoe and will provide you with all the safety instructions needed. You will be explained how to use the paddles, how to move on water and steer your canoe, how to react if capsizing, etc. Your guide will always keep an eye on you, and will come to your aid if you are in need of help.
While paddling, you will feel the peacefulness of the nature surrounding you and enjoy a complete different perspective of Lapland!
Once back ashore, you will be welcomed by an open fire and some typical Finnish snack. This is a good moment for your guide to show you how to build and lit a fire (without matches or lighter!) using a flint & steel. They will also explain you more about Lapland, life in the Arctic, and nature. Every moment of this tour is a great opportunity for those of you who are photography enthusiasts, so do not forget to bring your camera along (but be careful with water!).
The tour lasts 3 hours, including transportation, canoeing and safety instructions, paddling time (1-1h30 depending on your level) and the snack around the fire.
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 travelers maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say : the smaller the group, the bigger the experience !
- Canoe, paddles, life jackets
- Qualified canoeing guide
- Safety instructions and basic canoeing lessons
- Snacks and hot drinks
Bring a big smile and an appetite for a mini adventure ! And don't forget your camera!
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to the start time mentioned. Pick up time will be confirmed by email at least one day prior to departure.
The tour may be adapted, or cancelled in case of unsafe weather conditions.
- Alcoholic drinks
- Waterproof clothing/boots
Meeting point : Wild About Lapland office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (a 40€ supplement might be asked – please contact us)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Santa Claus Holiday Village