Delight in the stunning panoramas of Finland’s riverside scenery during a 2- or 3-hour river cruise from Rovaniemi. In a traditional wooden jokivene, sail on the shimmering surface of the Kemijoki River, Finland's longest river, and see flower-filled meadows and atmospheric forests swathed in Arctic summer light. Gain fascinating insight into the region’s timer-rafting heritage and then disembark on a rural island to enjoy a 2-course Finnish feast. Upgrade to the 3-hour tour and visit the majestic Ounasvaara Fell to see the natural landmark bathed in midnight sun.
2- or 3-hour evening riverboat experience with 45 min cruise and 2-course dinner from Rovaniemi
Travel along the Kemijoki River in an open wooden boat
Admire the pretty countryside bathed in the Arctic evening light
Visit the island of Kotisaari, once a lumberjack outpost, and see a photography exhibit about the days of timber rafting
Enjoy a 2-course dinner in a natural setting
Choose the 3-hour tour option to see the midnight sun from Ounasvaara Fell and toast with a glass of sparkling wine
Greet your guide at your Rovaniemi hotel and relax during the scenic ride to the shores of the Kemijoki River. On arrival, don a waterproof lifejacket, listen to a short safety briefing and then climb aboard your traditional jokivene. As your boat begins its serene sail, allow your guide to share intimate knowledge of the beautiful region and its rich timber-rafting heritage. Inhale the pure air and delight in gorgeous views of wooden homesteads and dense forests bathed in summer Arctic light. Pass flower-thronged fields as you scour the shores for sights of Finnish fauna, and listen as your guide shares fascinating facts regarding the polar phenomenon of midnight sun. Disembark at Kotisaari, a rural island used as a lumberjack outpost during the 19th and 20th centuries. Explore the island’s wood hut and dense forests while awaiting your Finnish feast, and then sit down to enjoy a 2-course meal of local specialties when the time comes. Sip berry juice and cool water and then return to your original departure point. If you have upgraded, continue to Ounasvaara Fell by car to the impressive landmark swathed in midnight sun. Toast the success of your tour with a glass of sparkling wine, and then return to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle.
Sample Menu: Main course:
Fried salmon with potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Tea and coffee
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