Starting Points for Canoeing Routes

  • Karsikkoperäntie 861, 93280 Pudasjärvi
    • River Pärjänjoki Canoe Route, Kuivakoski‒Harriranta, 22 km
Syöte National Park Map © Parks & Wildlife Finland

In Syöte National Park, you can also canoe. River Pärjänjoki, which flows through the national park, is a popular canoe and fishing destination in the summer. Pärjänjoki is a fairly small river and rocky during dry periods, in particular. When the water level is high, the river is speedy but rather easy to run. The partners operating in the area organise guided canoe trips. They also hire out and transport canoes. 
 

River Pärjänjoki Canoe Route, Kuivakoski‒Harriranta, 22 km

Parking Melonta Kalastus Päivätupa Fireplace Rantautumispaikka Kuivakäymälä

Available in June‒October, in the period of unfrozen waters. Travel time 1 day. CategoryKeskivaativa reitti Intermediate, rapids scale I-II

River Pärjänjoki is suitable for canoeists with some experience. However, even beginners can manage the route when accompanied by a more experienced canoeist.

Pärjänjoki canoeing route. Photo: Jenni Jelkänen
 

Starting Points
Karsikkoperäntie 861, 93280 Pudasjärvi (www.google.fi).

Hiking Structures
Toraskoski campfire site, Annintupa Day Trip Hut

Trail Description
River Pärjänjoki Canoe Route (Kuivakoski - Toraskoski - Annintupa Day Trip Hut - Harriranta, 22 km) is suitable for canoeists with some experience. However, even beginners can manage the route when accompanied by a more experienced canoeist. According to the rapids scale of the Finnish Canoe Federation, these rapids belong to class I or II.

The canoe route starts from the Kuivakoski Bridge. There is a small parking area and signposts by the bridge. The services available for canoeists have also been signposted. The canoe route ends by the bridge of the Rytinki road (No. 858) at Harriranta, and the boat launching site is on the left, before the bridge. You can still canoe, if you like, from Harriranta along River Pärjänjoki to the mouth of River Livojoki, which extends the trip by about 30 kilometres more.

An open canoe and a kayak are the best vehicles for travelling along the river. At the service points in the area, you can buy the brochure Syöte National Park Canoeing Guide-Map.

River Pärjänjoki Canoe Route can be found in the Excursionmap.fi service.

Customer Service

Syöte Visitor Centre
Tel.int. +358 206 39 6550
syote(at)metsa.fi

Services Provided by Partners of Syöte National Park

Enterprises operating in Syöte National Park provide accommodation and guided excursions, as well as hire out bicycles, canoe equipment and snowshoes.

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 4.2 MB (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!