We rent open canoes, kayaks and SUP (Stand Up Paddling) boards ranging from a few hours up to several days. We also offer canoeing packages which we are constantly working on to include different durations and levels of difficulty.
The stunning and peaceful surroundings of the river Koitajoki and lake Koitere are great places for both short and long canoeing trips on the beautiful lake and riverscape of eastern Finland. The distance from the northern section of Koitere, edge of Patvinsuo, to Möhkö or Petkeljärvi, the other end of the waterway route, is about 90km by canoe. Koitajoki meanders peacefully around the rare bog-like edges of Kesonsuo. These waters are suitable even for the more inexperienced paddlers. Combine your holiday travels in Ilomantsi with a couple of hours or even a full day of canoeing or SUP (Stand Up Paddling), or you can even spend some time in nature by spending a night at our resting stops along the canoeing route. The longer, more challenging, canoeing routes require several days to complete and allow for the opportunity to stay over on land or at one of our accommodation options.
The departure and pick-up points are at the shore of Koitajoki and Koitere or elsewhere when needed. Our transportation service will take you to and from your destinations. You can go canoeing from April to October-November depending on how early spring begins and when the waters freeze in the autumn.
Below you can find information about hiring canoe equipment and ready paddling packages from a day trip with 13 km to a week long and over 100 km of canoeing. Some canoeing packages can already be booked directly through these pages, and the rest will become available gradually. Booking is also always possible through the feedback form, email and phone. Step into the world of adventurous canoeing experiences!