The Flowing rapids – Summer evening waltz

The Ivalo river meanders through the Lemmenjoki National Park and across the Hammastunturi wilderness area. Surrounded by rugged sceneries and majestic sights, the 180 kilometre-long river eventually flows into Lake Inari.
Trips depart from and return to Lappispola, with a launching place located downstream alongside the road to Tolonen.
The rapids of Toloskoski run strong about 4,5 km upwards from Lappispola. Riding upstream and coming down the 850-metre long rapid with a riverboat is an unforgettable adventure.
A short riverboat adventure from Lappispola to the riverhead of Toloskoski. Experience the thrills of ascending and descending the rushing rapids.
Feel the powerful currents of the river, as the boat heads upstream, and the wind in your face, as it rides downstream. Visit the area where the Lapland Gold rush started in the Ivalo river in 1869.

The adventure starts from Lappispola boat launching place.

Jukka Olavi Huhtamella is a Finnish accordionist, sho started to play accordion at the age of eight. In the beginning, he learned to play accordion from his father Reino Huhtamella. In the autumn of 1986, Jukka started to study music in Rovaniemi under the guidance of Seppo Leino, the accordion maestro himself.

Ever since those early days, Jukka has performed on numerous occasions - besides the Nordic countries, Huhtamella had many performances also in Japan and the United States.

• June - September
• daily
• departure: to be settled
• duration of the activity: approx. 6,5 h
• minimum 2 adults - maximum 5 people

• Transfers are NOT included in the price
• Distance to the startpoint in Lappispola is 31 km's from Saariselkä (approx. 35 min drive)

• The Ivalo river can be shallow and rocky in places. Depending on the water level conditions, the maximum weight of passengers or cargo that the riverboat can carry will be decided for each trip separately.


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Price includes

• drive by 8 m traditionally built of close -grained northern pine riverboat with Jet drive outboard
• live jackets
• helmets
• seats for 5 people
• other needed equipment (heaving, foam fire -extinguisher)
• dinner
• insurance


A binding booking and payment previous day by 4 PM. Please contact Saariselkä Booking


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Producer: Ohjelmapalvelu Jukka Huhtamella.
Summer 2019. Updated 01/19. We reserve the right to make changes.