River rafting on Saariselkä and Inari



RAFTING ADVENTURE ON THE GOLDEN RIVER IVALONJOKI

Trip begins with transport to the edge of Kuttura, a Sami village, where our fully equipped rubber dinghy awaits you. On a paddling course, our guides explain about the flow of the currents and the stony areas above the rapids and how to control the dinghy.

On our way to Kultala by the river Ivalonjoki, we stop for coffee and listen to nature's mighty sounds on the famous "Saarnaköngäs rapids". At our overnight lodgings, we enjoy a delicious meal of reindeer or salmon. Those that want can spend the evening fishing and exploring the area surrounding the Kultala Kruununstation Museum, the centre of the gold rush, which is known for its more than 100-year history of gold. 


After breakfast, our journey takes us towards Ritakoski kultala where we enjoy lunch. We continue, gently paddling, towards Tolonen, for a "cold one" as a reward for this unforgettable journey.

Duration: 2 days, 1 night (can be done also in 1 day: 12-14 hours)

 

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THE SPLASHES OF RIVER JUUTUA IN INARI



"Paddling in our rubber dinghy, we draw closer to the thundering rapids. Our hearts pound. The current takes us with it and the rapids roar until the current lets go and our dinghy glides quietly forward. We wipe the drops of water off our faces and carry on with a shivery smile."

We start at Solojärvi in Inari and come ashore by the Juutua bridge, in the heart of the village of Inari, where the river Juutuanjoki flows into lake Inarinjärvi. There will two bigger white water rapids on the river and few smaller streams. The trip is not suitable for the children under 12 years. 

Duration: 3 hours.

 

A longer trip lasts 5 hours and includes  transportation from Saariselkä/Ivalo to Inari.

 

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Other popular rafting trips


RAFTING ADVENTURE ON THE SALMON RIVER NÄÄTÄMÖ
Unforgettable experience in the wilderness river of Näätämö. Starting point at the Lake of Iijärvi, come a shore in Norway Neiden (distance about 100km). During the trip possibility for fishing. Trip with full board including transportations from Saariselkä or from the airport, sleeping arrengent in the tents. Excluding the fishing permits. Duration: 4 days, 3nights. Required good level of fitness and some previous rafting experience.  

 

 

 

SHORT RIVER EXCURSION IN INARI
Suitable for beginners and families suitable 1 hour programme in Inari to get a little taste about river rafting (apprx. 15-20 minutes). 
Duration 1 h. 30 €/person, minium 10 person. 
Minimium charge 300 eur/raft. Price do not include car transportation.

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WHITE WATER ADVENTURE ONBOARD JOHKAFANAS

Trip from Kuttura to Kultala or from Tolonen to Ritakoski on river Ivalojoki. River Ivalojoki is very famous of it's gold history in Finland. This wilderness river is isolated place and we can just enjoy the nature while Johkafanas´jet turbines rush us to the rapids of the river Ivalojoki.

 

Transportation to Kuttura, an old Lappland village on the bank of river Ivalojoki. We will stop at Kultala or Ritakoski, the historic centre of the gold fields for a snack and coffee by the camp fire. Duration: 4 hours

 

 

 

ON A RUBBER DINGHY TO THE FOAM OF LUTTO IN RUSSIA

Cross the border by car at Raja-Jooseppi and travel about 10 km to the Luttojoki riverside. You are in the tracks of "Pennanen's troops". Paddle through the wilderness shooting the foamy rapids of the river Luttojoki. Opportunities for fishing. Spend the nights camping in the terrain. Traces from the war can be seen along the river. Duration: 3 days.

  

 

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Welcome to enjoy experienced and professionally organized programs and activities.

 

The trips include the services of a guide who has completed a course on safety and shooting the rapids, a fully equipped canoe, service depending on the programme (including food), transport and insurance. Activities valid summertime 2017. We reserve the right for changes.

 

LuontoLoma has been awarded the Rapids Shooting Certification and has been elected a Rafting company of the year 2003 in Finland.



SNOWMOBILE RENTAL

We rent liable and good quality snowmobilesSnowmobie rental in Saariselkä, choose between Polaris 550cc or 600cc two seater touring models. Rental includes full driving outfit. Rental time from 3 hours to few days.

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RIVER ADVENTURES

Whitewater rafting on river Ivalojoki and other river activities.River adventures in Saariselkä From easy to exhilarating, there’s a trip here that’s perfect for just about everybody. Ivalojoki has been elected as a trekking destination of the year 2005 in Finland.

BUS SERVICE

With our mini-coach (16 passanges). Example from Ivalo airportJyrkin kuva3.1.JPG to your hotel, also trips to Norway and Russia. Ask more at our office tel: +35816668706 or email: luonto.loma@saariselka.fi