Pitkospuut tunturissa

River rafting in Inari

"Paddling in our rubber dinghy, we draw closer to the thundering rapids. Our hearts pound. The current takes us with it and the rapids roar until the current lets go and our dinghy glides quietly forward. We wipe the drops of water off our faces and carry on with a shivery smile."-
Usually, we start the expedition from our office at Saariselkä, where you will be given all necessary equipments you need during the day (lifevest and helmet). After that, we drive approxm. one hour to Inari and continue to the lake Solojärvi, where we set our rubber dinphy on the water. We start paddling along Solojärvi at Inari and come ashore after the Haapakoski rapids. During the expedition, there will be two bigger white water rapids on the river and few smaller streams along the way. We will also have one coffee break at Ritakoski. Please note, that you can also hop in the car from Ivalo or Inari, so it is not compulsory to meet us at the Saariselkä office. Warm welcome!

• daily
• duration: approx. 5 hours - rafting approx. 2 h (including transfers)
• minimum: 4 people - not suitable for small children

Attention: driving distance Saariselkä - Solojärvi 85 km (approx. 75 min driving)


• 130 € / person
• 65 € / teens 14-17 v.

Price includes

• return transfers from/to Saariselkä (safari starts at address Lutontie 3)
• necessary equipment (lifevest and helmet)
• guided rapid shooting about 2 h
• coffee break and something small to eat

Bring with you

• own water bottle and some snack
• headwear under your helmet (for example, woolly hat or a cap)
• fitting gloves that are warm and water resistant (gardening gloves are ok)
• rubber boots (there will be water at the bottom of the boat)
• windproof and waterproof pants and jacket
• warm and breathable layer of clothing under your clothes (no cotton)
• warm extra clothing inside a plastic, -/ or a waterproof bag (we don´t recommend to take a regular back or a backpack)
• if you want to take pictures during the trip, we recommend taking a waterproof bag to your mobile phone and a camera.
• sunglasses and sunscreen if needed
• insecticide/mosquito repellent


A binding booking and payment previous day by 4 PM. Closer than 3 days, please contact Saariselkä Booking


We ask you to inform us, if you have any food-allergies or a special diet. For security reasons, we also ask you to contact us, if you aren’t able to swim or you suffer from a disease, that might have an effect on your performance during the trip. (For example: asthma,diabetes or epilepsy).
Producer: LuontoLoma Pro-Safaris, y-18402614.
Summer 2021. Updated 05/21. We reserve the right to make changes.