Russian border zone kayaking tour

Kayaking to Russian border zone

Kesälahti, Finland
Available in Finnish, English, Swedish and German
3 hours 30 minutes
10 spots per experience
April - September

What are we going to do

Guided 3-4 hours kayak tour. Explore the lake Karjalan Pyhäjärvi that has two owners Finland and Russia. We paddle to the Russian border zone, which is in the middle of the lake Pyhäjärvi. During the tour we take breaks if needed. The excursion is suitable for those who have completed the paddling basic course and have canoeing experience. Meeting at the starting point at 14:00, equipment and instructions, to the lake at 14:30 and return at approximately 18:00. The length of the tour is about 14-15 kilometers. Group size 3-10 people. Price includes equipment and guiding. Minimum age 15 years and children under 18 years can take apart with own parent/adult.

Terms of cancellations:
- cancellations later than 8 days before the tour, refund 90%
- cancellations 2-7 days before the tour, refund 50%
- cancellations 0-1 day before the tour, no refund

About Lakeland Karelia - the Doer

Amazing nature! Because of nature and strong four seasons, we live here in Eastern Finland. We have snowy winter and so strong ice cover of the lakes that you even can drive there with a car.

There are lots of wide nature and unspoiled forests in Karelia. Finland’s legal concept of everyman’s right gives everyone the chance to enjoy outdoor pursuits, and the freedom of the country’s vast forests and fells, and many lakes and rivers, with few restrictions. Public access to private land is much wider in Finland than in most other countries. Read more:

People in Karelia area are very friendly and welcoming and that’s why we wish you to join our life in Karelia. We believe that our guests respect our idea: Live like locals.


Comfortable clothes for outdoor sports and warm or rainy clothes depending on the weather. Footwear suitable for water sports. We recommend neoprene socks and shoes or soft shoes without laces. You will need extra clothes in a waterproof bag (instructor has extra bags to borrow) and a warm jacket for a break and after canoeing. We recommend that you place your cameras and phones in a waterproof bag or pocket.

Take also with you some snack: water bottle, fruit/sandwich/energy bar

Healthy: normal basic condition
Age: minimum 15 years




Mahtava retki! Milloin vaan uudestaan❤❤


Alku jännityksen jälkeen aivan mahtava kokemus! Tainalle kiitokset hyvästä opetuksesta. Ihana paikka, kiitos Sisko!


Hyvä retki, lähtisin toistekin! Alussa meni suhteellisesti paljon aikaa turvallisuuteen ja varusteiden esittelyihin ennenkuin päästiin vesille, mutta mukana oli ensikertalainen eli oli ymmärrettävää. Opin itsekin paljon uutta.


Erittäin opettavainen, mukava, hyvin järjestetty ja onnistunut melontaretki.

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