River Transfers

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If you are hiring kayaks or canoes from us but want to journey alone, we can arrange transfers to the put-ins and take-outs of various rivers and provide advice about the river of your choice.

The prices listed below are based on 2 to 4 person groups and include the rent of the boat, paddle and buoyancy aid as well as the transfer to the most common put-in and take-up points. Alternative starting and ending points can be agreed.

If you have your own boats and just want help with drop-offs, or pick-ups, contact us for price options.

More information about the rivers, the put-in and take-out locations and the guided price for these journeys can be found from our page on canoe and kayak adventures in summer activities.

Suonttajoki River and Lake Ounasjärvi Openwater Paddle

Facilitated journey price: €20 / person for canoes (based on 2-3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children per canoe) and €45 / person per kayak.

Hire of Canoes and Kayaks from the put-in on the Suonttajoki River to Lake Ounasjärvi paddle.

Price Per Outing for Canoes: €20 / person (based on 2-3 people per canoe)
Price Per Outing for Kayaks: €45 / person

NB: There is a different price for the hire of canoes and kayaks for this product since it is effectively a facilitated boat journey. (Information about other facilitated boat journeys can be found here.) This price includes not only basic rental cost but also a guide to accompany you to the put-in. The guide will also help take your boats down to the put-in if they are not already in situ. (FYI: Whilst we generally have 2 to 3 canoes in situ by the river, we rarely have kayaks there, so kayak reservations or reservations for more than 2 canoes need to be planned in advance).

Your guide will explain the lay of the land to you and give you tips on where to paddle, once on the lake. They will also show you where to leave the boats at the end of the journey.

If you are using our canoes, you can generally leave them in a set place, padlocked, close to the river. This an easy-going paddle on their own, through beautiful scenery, with little hassle. However, if you need more than that number of boats we will either have to take them down ahead of time or take them down with you.

It takes c. 5 min. to walk together from the homestead to where the canoes are stored and then a few minutes to transfer them, together, from there to the water.

Upon return, we ask that clients return the boats to their storage location and padlock them back in place. If, however, you believe that this is too physical for you, you can simply leave the boats safely on the shore and we will go back down to secure the equipment once you have handed your paddles, etc, in. The cost of this additional service is €5.

Both canoes and kayaks come with buoyancy aid and paddle and kayaks also come with a spraydeck, if you wish.

Lake Muotkajärvi to Lake Ounasjärvi:

Facilitated journey price: €45 / person

Palojoki Wilderness River:

The shortest journey possible on this river is 31km from a remote put-in near the village of Leppajärvi to a take-out up-river of Palojoensuu. Most people opt, however, for a take-out in Palojoensuu itself. Whilst it is possible to do this journey in one day, it is generally recommended as an overnight journey.

An alternative put-in is at Galdotieva, at the edge of the Palojärvi lake (or at the point at which the lake runs into the start of the Palojoki river). This journey is c. two times the length of the journey when the put-in is at Leppajärvi. When people put in at Galdotieva, we recommend planning for at least 2 days of paddling.

Facilitated 1-day journey price: €75 per person
Facilitated 2-day journey price: €100 per person

Käkkälöjoki River

The normal length of this journey through the remote Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area from Kalmakautio to Siltakoski is 28km. Whilst it is possible to do this journey in one day, it is generally recommended as an overnight journey.

Facilitated 1-day journey price: €95 per person
Facilitated 2-day journey price: €120 per person

Ounasjoki River

Here we have listed the price for the one-day 22km journey between Periläjärvi and Ketomella but longer journeys are obviously also possible on this mighty river.

Facilitated 1-day journey: €75

Könkämäeno / Tornionjoki / Muoniojoki Border River:
This large river forms the border between Finland and Sweden and is the longest un-damned river in Europe. As you can imagine, there are a number of put-in and take-out options along the border river and the ones which we offer transfers to are those relatively close to our base, in Hetta. The one day journey puts in at Palojoensuu and takes out at Saivomuotka and is 21km in length. There are no major rapids along this section.

Facilitated 1-day journey price: €75 per person

Lätäseno River (helicopter transfer):

We have based this price on a 4-day journey including a transfer day and a 3-day descent. NB: This is a challenging river and is suitable only for experienced kayakers since there are some quite difficult rapids which need to be tackled or portaged far from help.

Facilitated 4-day journey price: €575 per person



Om du hyr kajaker eller kanoter från oss kan vi också ordna transfers till de olika floderna isättnings- och utsätttningspunkter. Priserna nedan är baserade på grupper med 2 till 4 personer och inkluderar hyra av båten, paddel och isättning samt transfer till de vanligaste start- och slutpunkterna. Alternativa start- och slutpunkter kan diskuteras. Mer information om floderna, istättnings- och utsättningspunkterna och priset för dessa turer med en erfaren guide finns under sidan om kanot- och kajakäventyr (under fliken sommaraktiviteter).

Suonttajoki och Ounasjärvi: paddling på öppet vatten

Kajaktransfers till denna isättningspunkt ingår i hyran av kajakerna. Kanotuthyrning är billigare härifrån eftersom att kanoterna redan finns här.

Muotkajärvi till Ounasjärvi, sjö till sjö:

Pris: € 45

Palojoki, floden i vildmarken:

Den kortaste resan som är möjlig på den här floden är 31 km, med start vid en avlägset belägen insättningspunkt nära byn Leppajärvi och mål i en gren till floden Palojoensuu. De flesta väljer dock att ta sig ut till Palojoensuu på egen hand. Medan det är möjligt att göra den här resan på en dag, rekommenderar vi det som en tvådagarstur.

Priset för en dag: € 75 per person
Priset för två dagar: € 100 per person


Den typiska längden på den här turen, genom det avlägsna vildmarksområdet Pöyrisjärvi (från Kalmakautio till Siltakoski), är 28 km. Medan det är möjligt att göra den här resan på en dag, rekommenderar vi det som en tvådagarstur.

Priset för en dag: € 95 per person
Priset för två dagar: € 120 per person


Priset nedan gäller för en dagstur på 22km mellan Periläjärvi och Ketomella men även längre turer är möjliga på denna mäktiga flod.

Pris: 75 €

Könkämäeno / Tornionjoki / Muoniojoki:

Denna stora flod bildar gränsen mellan Finland och Sverige och det finns ett antal isättnings- och utsättningsalternativ längs floden och de punkter som vi erbjuder transfer till är relativt nära vår bas i Hetta. En dagsresa startat vid Palojoensuu och avslutas vid Saivomuotka, en sträcka på 21 km. Det finns inga stora forsar längs denna tur.

Pris för en dag: 75 € per person

Lätäsenofloden (transfer med helikopter):

Vi har baserat detta pris på en 4-dagars resa inklusive en transferdag och en 3-dagars tur. OBS: Det här är en utmanande flod och är endast lämplig för erfarna eftersom det finns några svåra forsar.

Pris för 4 dagar: € 575 per person