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Sail an ancient timber-rafting route in a traditional Finnish boat during a 45-minute riverboat tour from Rovaniemi. Cruise the shimmering surface of the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki Rivers and absorb spectacular natural scenery while gaining fascinating insight into the history of the region from your knowledgeable guide. Hear entertaining anecdotes about the 19th-century raftsmen who once floated down the river and capture photographs of summertime panoramas bathed in sunlight. 

Highlights

  • 45-minute riverboat cruise from Rovaniemi
  • Travel along the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers by motorized wooden boat
  • Follow former timber-rafting routes and learn about Finland's forestry industry
  • Admire the summertime scenery of forests and wooden homesteads
  • Hear how rafts were built from logs to transport them downriver

What You Can Expect

Riverboat Cruise from Rovaniemi

Enjoy a river cruise on a traditional wooden boat.

Depart from your Rovaniemi hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic journey to the shores of the Kemijoki River, Finland’s longest river. After donning your lifejacket and listening to a short safety briefing, climb aboard a traditional wooden jokivene and embark on an idyllic cruise through swathes of beautiful countryside and woodland. 

As you sail, listen to illuminating commentary from your guide and gain insight into Finland’s rich industrial heritage; hear of how 19th-century raftsmen floated along the river on logs and enrich your knowledge of the country’s forestry trade. 

Capture photographs of idyllic natural panoramas and scour the scenery for sightings of native Finnish wildlife. See quaint river cottages before returning to your original departure point to disembark. Relax as you travel back to your Rovaniemi hotel, where the tour concludes. 

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