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 duration 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. The most eastern Koitajoki and rivers running to Koitere offer you also more challenging paddling routes. In addition, many rivers and lakes are next to hiking routes, thus providing you an option to combine both paddling and hiking to your nature adventure. The longer, more challenging, canoeing routes require several days to complete and allow for the opportunity to stay over in the nice camping sites or at one of our accommodation options. Combine your holiday travels in North Carelia 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 the camping sites along the canoeing route. The departure and pick-up points are at the shores 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 paddling packages from a day trip with 13 km to a week long and over 100 km of canoeing. All canoeing/hiking packages can be booked directly through the product page. You are also most welcome to ask for more details and book via email and phone. Step into the world of adventurous canoeing experiences!

Canoes, kayak, SUP (Stand Up Paddling) boards for rent

Rent for hours, days or several days and enjoy Koitere and/or Koitajoki views.

Meloen Koidalta Koitereen Lammassaareen

Canoeing from Syväysjoki river to lake Koitere, 13km

Spend a half day to day in outdoors, paddling in the scenery of the beautiful river landscape as well as on the lake of Koitere.

Meloen Syväysjoelta Koitereelle

Examine Koitere and Lammassaari by paddling, 15km

Spend a day paddling in beautiful lake Koitere, and explore one of its biggest islands, Lammassaari.


Paddling adventure next to the eastern borderline, 27 km

Paddling in the middle of nowhere in a narrow pristine river

Paddling adventure next to the eastern borderline, 27 km

Exploring the wilderness lake Koitere and its Pearls, 30-40km

Enjoy the beautiful lake and it’s mystic islands

Exiting paddling experience via 4 rivers with many rapids in the wilderness, 40km+

Exiting paddling route with rapids and trees in the wilderness

Exiting paddling experience via 4 rivers with many rapids in the wilderness

Weekend getaway to the river paddling, 45km

Enjoy few days within silent nature and discover the river Koitajoki by canoeing


Paddle and hike/bike surrounded by the beautiful ridge scenes, 53 km

Enjoy the beautiful ridges scenes paddling and hiking/biking the Taitajan Taival route.

Paddle and hike/bike surrounded by the beautiful ridge scenes, 53 km

Paddling from Koitajoki to Koitere, 50-76km

This medium long route provides taste of wilderness river and lake, night in an island with sandy shore and restful and sensuous moments in nature.

Meloen Koidalta Koitereelle

Discover two national parks by canoeing and hiking, 80km and more

From Petkeljärvi to Patvinsuo by paddling, motorboat and hiking.

Canoeing escape into the Wilderness, 105km

Discover Petkeljärvi and the entire length of the river Koitajoki until lake Koitere

Directions for canoeing

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Directions for canoeing