An Adventurous Canoeing Trip to Lieviskäjoki

Join Us on a Canoeing Trip into the Pure and Beautiful Natur

Kemppilä Mill and Waterfall, Finland
Available in Finnish and English
7 hours
8 spots per experience
May - October

What are we going to do

Are you interested in the clear water of the flowing river and the purity and beauty of the nature? During the canoeing route you will experience narrow stretches of river, curving lake straits, deep lakes. Along the route the shores are safely close by. During the tour guides keep good care of you and create a safe and warm atmosphere from the beginning to the end. The guides of this trip are Taru Kaljunen and Olli Näreaho.

An unforgettable full-service kayaking trip to the unique Lieviskänjoki. During the day we enjoyed the best pieces of the Ruokolahti canoeing route. This tour suits for open-minded people, who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience unique moments in river paddling and hiking deep in the heart of nature.

Along the Lieviskänjoki, at Mikonpolvi's shack, you can enjoy a delicious packed lunch and soot pot coffees.

No previous kayaking experience is required. Of course, going on a hike is more enjoyable if you have sat in a kayak before and you handle the basics of kayaking. During May, we will arrange a couple of hours of kayaking guiding before the trip, which will prepare you well for the trip. The kayaks in use are twin kayaks which are more stable and lighter paddle than unit kayaks. If you have previous experience of paddling with a unit kayak, we can also arrange one for your use. After this kayaking trip, it’s easy for you to embark on planning and implementing your own kayaking trips.

The price includes:
• Canoeing guide x 2 for the trip
• Private lunch
• Kayak
• Kayak transport ready on site
• Canoeing equipment such as life jackets, paddle, opening cover.

For an additional fee:
• Arranging and booking accommodation, e.g. in Karhukoski cabin / Imatra before or after the trip.
• Norppasafari
• Packed lunches included
• Get to know Saimaa Geopark's geo-sites with the help of the Geo-guide, choose the desired site from the numerous options in the Saimaa region.


If you are willing to overnight in the area a day before the trip, we will be happy to help you with arrangements. You can also inquire about the possibility to enjoy the diversity of nature and wonderful hiking opportunities, for example in the cabin of Karhukoski before the trip. The area around the cabin offers great opportunities cycling along the forest roads.

Kemppilä's Myllykoski is a wonderful natural attraction, especially in the spring. This site is nice to get to know with enough time, for example the day before the trip. Kemppilä's Myllykoski is the fifth highest waterfall in Finland; the drop is 17 meters. Imatrankoski and Kruununpuisto are also worth a visit on the same trip. Imatra has also many other places worth seeing and nice accommodation options to choose from.

This tour will not leave anyone cold! The seats for this trip are limited, so book your trip NOW!

About Discover Saimaa - the Doer

Discover Saimaa operates from Imatra in the southern Saimaa region. Discover Saimaa is a 100% Finnish company. Discover Saimaa organizes trips and events and offers services. We organize nature adventure trips, bike rides, canoe trips, cultural cycling, etc. In the autumn we also organize mushroom and berry trips and in the winter we can be found amongst the snow activities.

Our "office" is in nature, by Lake Saimaa. Nature itself is the largest activity center, open to all of us around the year. Nature is an empowering thing; it produces strength and energy, increases well-being and broadens our minds.

In nature tourism, we implement a responsible and sustainable tourism service. We operate in an environmentally responsible manner and are aware of the effects of our own operations on the environment. We strive to manage the environmental impact and pass on awareness to others.

The founder of Discover Saimaa is Taru Kaljunen. Taru is from Imatra, on the shores of Lake Saimaa. "The nurse's work took me to the metropolitan area, where I spent 20 years. The nature experience training gave me the enthusiasm to start my own company, Tarude Travels, which took me to the French Alps and the Italian Dolomites amongst ski hiking". Coronavirus drove Taru back to her hometown. Love to homeland and the enchantment of Saimaa were the key factors behind the creation of Discover Saimaa. What would be a better place to take nature tourism than the Saimaa region.

We listen our customers with a “sensitive ear” and fulfill their wishes whenever possible. You should ask for customized tours and events, as your wishes will probably come true!


Previous kayaking experience is not required!

Equipment: Regular outdoor equipment, own drinking water / water bottle.

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