Rovaniemi Cultural Canoe Trip
Duration: 3.5 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
You'll discover Rovaniemi while enjoying a canoeing adventure!
- A tour adapted to your skills
- The Arktikum Museum, Kemijoki, Ounasjoki, Ounasvaara, the Lumberjack bridge, the Rovaniemi beach
- The Local Heritage Museum of Rovaniemi visit
- Small group tour, maximum of 8 travellers
- Canoeing instructions
Explore Rovaniemi from a new perspective!
Before embarking for your sightseeing tour, your qualified canoe guide will teach you the fundamentals of canoeing and provide you with all necessary safety instructions during this activity. You'll learn how to use the paddles, how to travel on water and guide your canoe, and how to react if your canoe capsizes, among other things. You will start on very quiet waters, protected by islands, to get used to the canoe and the different techniques. Your guide will keep an eye on you at all times and will assist you if you require assistance.
Your guide will take you around Rovaniemi and the various tourist sights while you are paddling: the Arktikum Museum, Kemijoki, Ounasjoki, Ounasvaara, the Lumberjack bridge, the Rovaniemi beach, the church... They will share their knowledge of Rovaniemi's history, life in the Arctic, and the natural beauty that surrounds it with you. As you follow the river's flow, you'll pass through Kotisaari Island (former a bastion for lumberjacks), before arriving at the Rovaniemi Local Heritage Museum on the river's banks.
The museum visit will provide an opportunity to travel back in time and learn about life in a local farmhouse a century ago. The museum explores various aspects of traditional Lapland lives and trades such as salmon fishing, cattle husbandry, hunting, and forestry. The museum houses a diverse variety of relics and intriguing things, including one of the first Finnish bibles and a photography exhibition depicting Rovaniemi's history.
For those of you who are photographers, every minute of this tour is a terrific chance, so don't forget to bring your camera (but be careful around water!).
The tour lasts about 3 hours and 30 minutes, including transportation, canoeing and safety lectures, paddling time (about 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on your skill level), and a museum visit. Our groups are limited to a maximum of 8 people on all of our excursions. It is critical for us to give you with the greatest possible experience while avoiding mass tourism. Your guide will get to know you better this way, and will be able to meet all of your needs and answer all of your questions. As we often say, the smaller the group, the greater the adventure!
Need to know before you go
What to bring with you:
- Bring a big smile and an appetite for a mini adventure
- Don't forget your camera!
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions.
The tour may be adapted, or cancelled in case of unsafe weather conditions.
We have been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) batch for sustainable tourism operations in Finnish Lapland. Sustainable business operations are of utmost importance to us. We have therefore decided to no longer do city pickups. If you are staying in the city center, we would kindly ask you to come to our office:)
We aim to provide sustainable tours and to continue to act as a responsible tour provider, as tourism is one of the many industries in the world affecting our planet. We are experiencing a steady growth of this industry which is why it is getting more and more important to act responsibly. If we want future generations to experience what we do now, we must take action. Here at Wild About Lapland we are committed to a sustainable leading of our business. We try constantly to improve our work to ensure ecological, economical and social sustainability. Choosing a responsible tour operator gives you the possibility to not only do something good for our planet, but also get a higher quality and a more enjoyable experience.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before the event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 365 days or less before the event
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