During this all-day guided trip on your own canoe, you will explore the never-ending landscapes of Lapland and their peaceful waters. Your certified guide will teach you how to steer your canoe, safety aspects and will lead you on the water. They will always be there to assist you if you need, and offer you as much of their stories and passion as they can!
The guide will take you to a starting point, away from Rovaniemi. After the first explanations and safety instructions, you will find yourself paddling down a beautiful river. Take your time to enjoy your surroundings and have a few breaks whenever you want to take pictures. Canoeing is indeed the perfect way to experience Lapland peacefulness : it allows you to connect with the beautiful arctic nature from a different perspective while enjoying some moderate exercise.
Halfway you will make a lunch break in a nice spot where your guide can prepare a delicious snack around the fire to regain strength before continueing your journey. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to build a fire in arctic conditions and ask all your questions about like in the Far North.
This unique canoe adventure is organized in very small groups for more comfort. The trip is easily adapted to the level of the group, but still requires a minimum of physical condition from the participants. The tour lasts around 7 hours including transportation, instructions and paddling time (around 6-10 km depending on the group level). For a shorter experience that is more adapted to beginners, please check our half-day canoeing tour (link here)
- Hotel pick-up
- Certified canoe guide
- Own canoe & paddling equipment
- Dry bags to keep your belongings dry
- Safety equipment (“Life jackets”)
- Barbecue snacks & hot drinks
- Explanation & stories
- Nature features
- All handling fees and taxes
Please dress appropriately according to the weather with comfortable (preferably waterproof) clothes and hats/sunglasses.
You will be provided with dry bags or sealed containers so you may bring your valuable stuff with you (camera, phones, wallets, etc.). We recommend to bring an extra set of clothes and a towel that you may leave on shore for after the tour.
We also recommend to take a water bottle or extra snacks if you feel the need to.
We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons.
A minimum of 2 paying adult participants is required for the trip to operate. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the group is too small or because of bad weather conditions.
Participants will steer their own canoe ; one participant can be with the guide if they do not feel comfortable with paddling alone. Each canoe can accommodate 2 adults and one child (10 – 14 years old) or 2 adults. Groups are limited to offer an intimate experience ; for larger groups, please contact us.
If you are a solo traveler, you are very welcome to join any departing trip at the standard price or we may organise the trip just for you at some extra costs (please contact us).
Child prices apply only to children between 10 and 14 years old. Children must be accompanied by one adult. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met. Children under 10 years old are not recommended for this long experience, we recommend our shorter half-day canoeing tour.
Please dress appropriately according to the weather, with comfortable (preferably waterproof) clothes, hats/sunglasses and sunscreen. Extra dry clothes and towels are rerecommended.
The tour is adapted to the levels of the participants, even beginners, but we require that the participants have a minimum of physical conditions. This tour is not recommended for pregnant travelers or for people with back issues. Travelers who cannot swim should not take part in this adventure either.
- Waterproof clothes (please bring your own or a change set)
- Participants who cannot swim should not take part in this adventure.
No meeting points defined for this activity.
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (20km) – Extra costs may apply
- Arctic City Hotel
- Arctic Light Hotel
- Arctic Resort Delight
- Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos (35km – extra transfer fees may apply)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Glass Resort
- GuestHouse Arctic Heart
- Guesthouse Borealis
- Guesthouse Outa
- Haawe Boutique Apart Hotel
- Hostel Café Koti
- Hostel Ibedcity
- Hostel Tikka
- Hotelli Aakenus
- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Lomavekarit Apartments
- Lumimaa – Snowland
- Motelli Rovaniemi (10km) – Extra costs may apply
- Nordic Odyssey Office
- Nova Skyland Hotel
- Ollero Eco Lodge
- Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
- Ounasvaara Lakituvat
- Ounasvaara Sport Cottages
- Saarituvat Cottages
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Santa’s Holiday Homes
- Santa’s Hotel Rudolf
- Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (City Center)
- Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle
- Santasport Hotel
- Scandic Pohjanhovi
- Scandic Polar
- Scandic Rovaniemi City
- Snowman World
- Wherever Hostel