River rafting through the National park
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Experience the most challenging rapids in the Kitkajoki river canyon. This trip is for the true adrenaline junkie! First we meet up at the Ruka Safaris Safarihouse where we get our equipments and meet our guide. After driving to our starting point we start with paddling and safety instructions. Our guide tells us everything we need to know about the upcoming journey and excitements builds up as we wait for the start. Soon we are ready to start and we head out to the river. The challenge grows with each rapid and we put our team work to the test! Our skipper tells us about the river and guides us trough the rapids safely. The last rapid, Aallokkokoski, will leave no one dry as we go trough the waves. Surrounding us is the Oulanka national park, try to catch a glimpse of hikers up on the canyons edge. After we go ashore we can see the magnificent Jyrävä waterfall with drop of 9 meters from the shore.
We push our empty rafts trough Jyrävä and get back on them. From here the river runs in a deep canyon and after a couple of small rapids slows down to a steady stream. As we glide towards the border zone we can admire Oulanka national park and it's wildlife all around us. Beautiful and quiet. During the trip we stop at a fire place and enjoy snacks: sausages, hot drinks and a sweet bun.
This activity is organized by Ruka Safaris / +358-(0)8 8521610 / email@example.com
Rafting gear and guide included. Also transfers from Ruka area.
Bring a change of clothing with you.
To participate to the safari you must be at least 18 years old and in reasonably good physical shape. Rapids are classified II-IV.
Duration with transfers 7 hours.