HIKE TO KOROUOMA CANYON & FROZEN WATERFALLS

Hike the Korouoma Canyon and experience its impressive frozen waterfalls with this all-day guided trip departing from Rovaniemi. Your outdoor expert guide will lead you through arctic nature, teach you about your surroundings and will prepare a Finnish barbecue lunch on an open fire.

Quick Info

Location: Rovaniemi
Duration : 7h
Departure: 8:30 or 13:00
Price: from 140€/pers
Included: hike, lunch, guiding, transportation, etc.

LOCATION

Rovaniemi (Finland)
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Included

Transfers, expert guiding, ice-cleats, snack lunch & hot drinks, passion of the guide.

TIME

Departure: 8:30 or 13:00
Duration: 7h

SEASON

Available: From November to April

PRICING

 

ADULTS

1-2 adult(s): 150€ / pers
3-4 adults: 145€ / pers
5+ adults: 140€ / pers

 

CHILDREN (10 – 12)

120€ / child

Prices include VAT

DESCRIPTION

KOROUOMA CANYON & FROZEN WATERFALLS 

The trip departs from Rovaniemi where your outdoor guide will pick you up. They will then drive you in the direction of the canyon and the nature reserve of Korouoma (one-way journey takes around 1h30).
Once arrived, you will get equipped with ice-cleats (adaptable to your own personal shoes) to ensure your safety and comfort during the whole hike. Some portions of the trail may indeed be slippery, so the ice-cleats prevent you from falling down and confidently enjoy the landscape.

You will then start hiking down into the canyon and get to the best spots to admire the frozen waterfalls. The protected reserve also offers beautiful nature and picturesque snowy landscapes. Some of the most impressive waterfalls are famous for ice-climbing, and you may spot some brave adventurers climbing the ice walls as you hiked along the canyon.

In total, the hike is around 5 km through pine forests, down into the canyon and along the river and the cliffs. Along the way, your outdoor guide will share with you their knowledge about the arctic nature and offer you all their passion for Lapland. At some point, you will enjoy a delicious Finnish barbecue lunch around the open fire to warm up and fill your stomach. In Spring, we also operate afternoon starts to avoid the crowd in the canyon, so the lunch is replaced with a little sweet snack break.

You will finally drive back to Rovaniemi, for a memorable day trip into pure Lapland nature.

IMPORTANT : the hike follows a 5km into the canyon with some portions being more tricky or slippery (this is why we provide ice-cleats!). Even though it does not require any specific technical skills, the hike still requires a certain physical condition and an ability to confidently walk long distances. For the comfort and security of the whole group, participants must guarantee to present a good physical condition, no mobility impairment and a minimum age of 10 years old.

ESCAPE THE CROWD : the canyon is a protected nature reserve and a bird-nesting area! Some rules apply to protect it such as no drone, no picking and no pets. In order to be responsible and as sustainable as possible, we only organise one tour per day with a maximum of 8 travellers. Unfortunately, many other tour operators are organising various departures or large-group tours… We try to organise and adapt our excursion in order to escape the crowd, but we cannot guarantee to be alone in the canyon.

ENJOY AN AFTERNOON HIKE IN SPRING !

Due to the Korouoma canyon being very busy in the spring, we have made the decision to organize our hike in the afternoon instead. From mid-February, the departure is therefore around 13:00 from Rovaniemi (return around 19.00). By doing so, we enjoy a calmer canyon without the tourist masses and a better sunlight. We then offer a small sweet snack to replace lunch around the fire.

INFORMATION

INCLUDED

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation
  • Hiking (around 2h)
  • Ice-cleats (adjustable to your own shoes)
  • Expert outdoor guide
  • Barbecue snacks & hot drinks
  • All handling fees and taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Winter overalls and boots for 5€ (can be rented – please request)

PLEASE NOTE

We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons.
 
A minimum of 2 paying adult participants is required for the trip to operate. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the group is too small or because of bad weather conditions.
 
If you are a solo traveler, you are very welcome to join any departing trip at the standard price or we may organise the trip just for you at some extra costs (please contact us).
 
Child prices apply only to children between 10 and 12 years old. Children under 10 years old are not accepted either on this tour. Children must be accompanied by one adult. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met.
 
A certain amount of walking on icy trail is involved. This tour is not accessible to pregnant travelers or people with limited mobility, and to children under 10 years old.
 
In early Winter (November – December), the waterfalls are only starting to freeze. Therefore, they are not as impressive as they might be in late Winter/Spring (February – April). However, the hike is still a great memorable experience throughout the Winter, with many various landscapes to enjoy, in addition to the waterfalls.
 
Meeting Time & Pick up : Note that the pick up time is for information purpose ; thus, the exact pick up time will be communicated to you via email the day before the experience.
 
We offer free pick up and drop off services in a 8km range from the city center which includes for example Ounasvaara and Santa Claus Village. For ecological and logistical reasons, we may kindly ask you to walk directly to our office (Jaakonkatu 4-6, 96200 Rovaniemi) when your accommodation is located less than 500 meters from our Nordic Odyssey office in the city center. Airport transfers or transfers from more than 8km from the city center may be arranged upon request at extra cost.
 
Preparation before the tour: We recommend that you eat well before the experience, and dress properly according to the weather conditions. In case of any questions, you might find your answer in our FAQ (Click here).

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 7 days or more before departure;
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled between 7 days and 24h before departure.
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24h or less before departure.

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HOW TO BOOK

Select the number of participants, the date and time in the calendar below and follow the booking steps. Payment by credit or debit card.

CONTACT US

If you have also any question, feel free to ask and we’ll be happy to answer you with as many details as possible. You can also write us on Whatsapp (+358 (0) 40 258 2081).

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