Suonttajoki River and Lake Ounasjärvi Openwater Paddle
This fun outing starts at our farm, where we kit you out with paddles and bouyancy aids before heading out on foot to the put-in point on the Suonttajoki River. This small lake is the perfect place for beginners to try out paddling techniques and to figure out how to get the boats to go in a straight line. For the more experienced paddler trying out some of our tippier craft, it is also the ideal spot to figure out how to stay upright!
From there, the meandering journey down the tiny reed-enclosed river is a scenic and relaxing starting point for your journey. Once you reach Lake Ounasjärvi itself you will be feeling confident about heading out across its open waters. Your target is a small Finnish Lakeside cabin - Mökki - on its far shore where we break for snacks and to stretch our legs before setting back off on the return journey to the farm.
Guided Price: Adults €60, Children €45, Families (up to 5 people) €175
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: Local snacks in a Mökki on the far shore of lake Ounasjärvi
Facilitated Journey Price: Adults €30
Includes: Map and route advice including a recommended place for making fires and grilling sausages at the far shore of Lake Ounasjärvi, the rent of the canoe, paddle and buoyancy aid and a guide who takes you down to the put-in and explains where to put the canoe or kayak upon return.
Lake Muotkajärvi to Lake Ounasjärvi
To start this journey, we travel by car from the farm to the put in place on Lake Muotkajärvi, c. 4km by road from our farm. Once on the water, you will have a chance to get to grips with your craft before heading into the narrow strait / isthmus connecting the two large lakes. At some times of the year, this small river runs fairly fast so we will get out to have a look at the rapid and to talk through how to position your boat as you make the descent. Later on, in the summer, it may become shallow so we will again talk through how to approach any obstacles in the path.
After this short exhillerating ride, you have one more narrow point to negotiate, under a bridge, before the waters open again onto Lake Ounasjärvi. At the far shore, we will stop for lunch in a Finnish holiday cabin and climb up behind the cabin for a great view of the whole lake area. We return to the farm via the small, beautiful Suonttajoki river which meanders along in-between reed-filled banks to a secluded take-out lake c. 700m from our farm.
Guided Journey Price: Adults €95, Children €65, Families (up to 5 people) €325
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: Lunch in a Mökki on the far shore of lake Ounasjärvi and transfers to the put-in point.
Facilitated Journey Price: €45 per person
Includes: Map and route advise, the rent of the canoe, paddle and buoyancy aid and boat transfers to the put-in point.