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River adventure on the Golden River Ivalojoki / Monday

Familiarise yourself of the gold history of the river Ivalojoki with us and enjoy of the amazing wilderness of Lapland. During the trip, we will go through many gold historically remarkable destinations such as Saarnaköngäs and Kultala museum area, that has over 100 years old gold history.

Early in the morning, at 8 am, we will meet at our rental office (Lutontie 3, Saariselkä) and give you all equipments needed for rafting (inflatable rubber boat). Trip begins with transport from Saariselkä to the edge of Kuttura, a Sami village, where our fully equipped rubber dinghy waits you. On a paddling course, our experienced guides explain about the flow of the currents and the stony areas above the rapids and how to control the dinghy. Every dinghy is steered by professional river rafting guide. On our way to Kultala along the river Ivalonjoki, we stop for a break and listen to the nature's mighty sounds on the famous "Saarnaköngäs rapids".

In Kultala, we enjoy light snack and explore Kultala Kruununstation museum area - the centre of the gold rush, which is known for its more than 100-years history of gold. The trip continues forward and next stop is at Sotajoen suupankki which is also famous for its gold history. At Ritakoski we will have soup lunch. The trip end at Tolonen where we come ashore and will be transferred back to Saariselkä by car. Duration will be 12-14 hours depending on the water level of the river. Total lenght of the river is approx. 50 kilometers. River Ivalojoki flows in the wilderness and can’t be reached by roads until from Kuttura and Lappispola.

We reserve all the rights to cancel the trip due to water level contitions and weather conditions. All the partipants should have a good physical condition, trip takes several hours and is demanding.

• On mondays
• Start at 8:00 (8 AM)
• Meeting point: Safary house in address Lutontie 3, 99830 Saariselkä
• Duration: 12-14 hours
• Minimum: 4 people
• Maximum: 40 people


• 150 € / adult
• 100 € / child 14-17 years

Price includes

• Gear: life vest, helmet, rain coat, rubber boots
• Transfers to and back from the river
• Lunch (snack and lunch)
• Guiding in English

Good to know

Available on period 10.6.2019 - 23.9.2019.
Not suitable for children under 14 years.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip due to safety and weather conditions + change the route due to water level conditions.


• a binding booking and payment previous day by 4 PM
• closer than 3 days, please contact Saariselkä Booking
Producer: LuontoLoma Pro-Safaris, y-18402614.
Summer 2019. Updated 10/18. We reserve the right to make changes.