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Polar Day Rowing Tour "Kemijoki Experience" 14.-19.7. from Helsinki

Polar Day Rowing Tour "Kemijoki Experience" 14.-19.7. from Helsinki

Ready-made tour for individual passengers to book. Please note the minimum number of participants, which is needed for the tour to take place. Date fixed but available for small groups on order.

On Polar Days of Lapland  the sun does not set at all.  The northernmost parts of Finland have 73 such days every year. During the five 24h days of our rowing tour  you will experience the nightless days of the Arctic thoroughly, on the river and on land. 

Kemijoki Experience  is a rowing event taking place on river Kemijoki. The route is in total 110 km long from Savukoski via Pelkosenniemi to Kemijärvi. There are two ways to participate, by rowing in the crew of a coxed 14 or by a canoe of your own. Each boat has 14 rowers and a cox swain, who coaches and motivates the crew. Safety is taken care by a safety manager with his crew. Those, who participated last year, told us it is hard to describe the team spirit, the atmosphere and the feeling you get, when you first challenge  and then win yourself.

Each break is in a new village, in which the local people are showing their hospitality in several ways. This is the event of the year for them.  

International rowing team  consists of Skafur-Tour customers from different countries. We have reserved two coxed 14 boats in our usage. In both the teams one of the rowers will be a local English speaking guide, who will tell you stories about the local culture. In addition there will be a cox swain, who knows the river and is taking care of the crew and the boat. For you this rowing event offers a unique chance to get to know new, adventurous people. 

Uitonniemi  is a log hotel located next to the town but yet in its own piece. The hotel is more like a big summer cottage. There is a big yard and an idyllic sauna, which can be used by the hotel guests. You will arrive in Uitonniemi one day before the event in order to relax after the journey, to get to know your rowing team and to train rowing a little in advance.

Hotel Luostotunturi with its unique log cabin area  is surrounded by the most beautiful Arctic forests and hills. The environment is silent and authentic. In the hotel there is a spa and four dining restaurants, a dancing restaurant a music pub and four bars taking care of the entertainment. A buffet dinner will be served and you can live this evening as you like at that moment, enjoying the company of the others or taking some time for yourself.

 

POLAR DAY ROWING TOUR

Accomodation:  

  • 1. night in train in double cabin
  • 2. night in Uitonniemi log hotel in Kemijärvi
  • 3. night camping on by the Kemijoki river
  • 4. night in Hotel Luostotunturi 
  • 5. night in train in double cabin

Meals:  4xbreakfast, 4xlunch, necessary take-away meals and water bottles, 4xdinner

Treatment:  1xmassage during the rowing event

Program:

Departure: Tue 14.7.

  • 6.52 pm night train to Kemijärvi from Helsinki

1st day: Wed 15.7. 

  • 7.19 arrival in Kemijärvi and transportation to the hotel 
  • breakfast 
  • signing in and free time
  • 0.30pm introduction of Uitonniemi and Kemijärvi
  • 1pm lunch
  • 3pm rowing training
  • from 5pm on: get-together, sauna, barbeque and swimming

2nd day: Thu 16.7.

  • 7-9am   breakfast
  • 12am    lunch
  • 1pm     departure to Savukoski (=starting place) 
  • by 4pm arrival in Loma-Joosula in Savukoski
  • 4pm      information about the event and safety instructions
  • eating a little, preparing for the trip
  • 6pm      paddlers leaving
  • 6.30pm rowers leaving
  • rowing/paddling
  • coffee break
  • rowing/paddling
  • 12pm arrival at the night camp 
  • accommodation in tents & tent sauna

3rd day: Fri 17.7.

  • 8am breakfast, morning sauna
  • paddling/rowing
  • coffee break in Keminsaari island
  • paddling/rowing
  • lunch in Pelkosenniemi village
  • rowing/paddling
  • coffee break
  • rowing/paddling
  • 6.30pm arrival in Vuostimo village
  • transportation to Hotel Luostotunturi
  • relaxation, good food and great beds

4th day: Sat 18.7.

  • 7am breakfast
  • 8am visit to Naava heritage center  
  • 9.15am back to the river
  • rowing/paddling
  • lunch in Oinas village
  • rowing/paddling
  • coffee break in Kostamo village
  • rowing/paddlling
  • from 6pm arrival in Kemijärvi
  • welcoming drinks
  • dinner together with all the participants and diplomas
  • 7.40pm night train to Helsinki

5th day: Arrival in Helsinki: Sun 19.7.

  • 7.52 arrival in Helsinki

 

Category Tours
Location Lapland
Price 1300€/person
Prices for children not for children under 15yrs
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Group size max 13
Month July
Timing 14.-19.7.2015
Duration 5 days
Meals Full pension
Accomodation according to the program
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