Canoeing and rowing
Finland’s best extreme paddlers (rodeopaddlers) practice in Neitikoski rapid. Neitikoski is in the middle of the whitewater area and famous for its ”stopper” where whitewater paddlers show their skills on daily basis. It’s an activity worth seeing even if you wouldn’t dare to try it yourself!
There are a lot of paddling and canoeing trails and rapids for different levels of paddlers. For instance, you can begin your canoeing expedition from the Finnish-Russian border. If you are looking for a several day canoeing expedition, we can arrange a transportation to the upstream. You can also rent a canoe or a rowboat from us and go round the water trails in nearby lake areas. The trails are approximately 5 and 15 kms long and along the trails, there are info boards that can teach you a lot about the nature, fauna, flora, fish of the region and the history of Lieksajoki river.
Fishing permits for Ruunaa
Buy or rent your gear
We sell: fishing gear, permits for Ruunaa, camping and hiking gear, outdoor clothes and shoes, packed food for hikes and drinks to celebrate a catch.
We rent: fishing gear, boats (14), canoes (8), fatbikes.
Ruunaa rapid area is 16 kms long and consists of 6 rapids. Paasikoski and Haapavitja rapids are situated above and Neitikoski, Kattilakoski, Murrookoski and Siikakoski are situated below.
Ruunaa offers you a white-water rafting experience you’ll never forget! You can ride down 4 rapids (8 kms, appr. 1,5 h or 3 h with ) with a rubber raft or all 6 rapids (31 kms, appr. 1,5 h) with a wooden boat. From the boat you can experience the beauty and diversity of Ruunaa wilderness from a different perspective. Don’t mind the splashing water… With a lunch in the wilderness, the rafting trip takes about 3 hours.
Fatbike is a mountain bike with big, wide tyres.The tires are designed to work with low air pressure which makes it easy to ride off-road, on snow or sand, even on swamp or wet soil. You can rent a Pole fatbike from us and feel the comfort of fatbiking yourself! Prices: 20 €/h, 40 €/5h, 70€/vrk.
Remember to read Ruunaa Outdoor Centre’s info where we have gathered vital information and instructions to ensure your own safety, the well-being of nature and the peace of other nature lovers. Please make sure you’re also familiar with Everyman’s rights in Finland when you’re enjoying nature activities.