Kanjonin kurkkaus – Oulanka Canyon route


The Oulanka River, white water in a narrow rocky canyon, is the gem of the day route of Oulanka Canyon. On the route in the northern part of the park, you can experience the feeling of wilderness even during the busiest time and walk along the Karhunkierros for a while. Small wonders of nature come close on this route


Oulanka Canyon route is in the Salla, The route is an approx. 6 kilometer long cycle route offering stunning scenery. The route is classified as demanding due to its large differences in height. See detailed route description below

The duration of the day hike is 3-4 hours + transportation 2 hours.

Price includes:
– Guide on the hike
– Transportation from Ruka to and from the route
– Picnic lunch and coffee during the trip
– Finnish National Parks visitor fees

You should bring:
– Appropriate clothing
– Good and used hiking shoes
– Water bottle and drinking water
– Camera or phone to store the memories during the hike

We can provide you the day backpack and the bottle for drinking water

Route description
At the beginning of the route, you travel outside the national park which is typical Finnish forest Inside the park, the first destination is Kirkasvetinenlampi. The name means clear water pond and like name describes, it has really clear water on it. There is a cozy fire place by the pond, where we can take a breather and admire the scenery.

We continue hiking along the lakeside grove, after which we climb to a high ridge, from where you can still admire Kirkasvatinenlampi pond. From the other side of the ridge, you can already hear the sound of the Oulanka river.

The first viewing point for Oulanka Canyon is Oulanganköngäs rapids.. After that, we hike in the forest for a while before we reach the best viewpoint of the route, Pikkuköngäs rapids. From here, the most spectacular views of the route open up to the Oulanka Canyon, which is one of the most spectacular sights of the national park.

From the edge of the canyon, we descend to Savilampi wilderness hut, where we have a hot drinks and snack break. While preparing the hot drinks on open fire, you can cross the Oulanka River to the suspension bridge and admire the views of the canyon from the other side of the river.

After the break, we continue along the Karhunkierros route for just under a kilometer near Savilampi shore before we head towards the parking lot and the transportation back to Ruka.

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12.6.2023 16:00 – 20:00, 19.6.2023 16:00 – 20:00