Finland is also known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes. A significant amount of the 188 000 lakes spread on its territory are located in Lapland and adorn the arctic nature with beautiful scenery. The pure and untouched landscapes here are highlighted by fantastic natural phenomenon all year round. From Autumn to Spring, the famous Northern Lights draw their green and red arches across the starry skies. In summer, the sun never sets and shines all day and all night : this is the Midnight Sun.
To enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Midnight Sun, there is no better way than paddling on some of the many lakes and rivers of Lapland. 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 with the warm rays of the sun shining in the middle of the night. After a long dark winter with snow on the ground for over 6 months, the land, vegetation and animals finally have an opportunity to replenish their energy levels and relax with the abundance of life that the 24 hour sun brings with it. Steering your canoe across the lake, you will have the chance not just to get deeper into this summer harmony but also to feel completely part of it.
Once you are getting 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 the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun. 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 !
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 or other serious medical conditions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to the the mentioned. Pick up time will be confirmed in the morning and may be adapted on the weather conditions.
The tour may be adapted, or cancelled, due to unsafe weather conditions. Please note however that the tour will be operating even if the sky is cloudy, unless the weather conditions are unsafe.
- 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
- Walk in the office