Packraft the Kymi River to a remote forest for a peaceful night of wild-camping. You'll negotiate fun Class II rapids, travel overland to avoid obstacles, and find adventure around every corner. This epic mini-adventure includes:
- 1 day packrafting the Kymi River
- 1 day hiking Valkmusa National Park
- 1 night in a cozy B&B
- 1 night of riverside wild-camping
- Professional, local, English-speaking guide
- Airport transfers and activity transfers
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
- All packrafting and camping equipment
This is the ideal getaway for intrepid nature-lovers who want to make the most of their weekend escape.
One of 'The world’s biggest weekend adventures' according to The Times.
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Your host will meet you at the airport in Helsinki. Transfer 1.5 hours to your accommodation in Huruksela. Check in, review the weekend's plan, then rest up for tomorrow's adventure.
Saturday: Packraft and wildcamp
Enjoy a hot breakfast, then pack your personal belongings into drybags and leave the rest of your luggage in secure storage.
The launching point is just outside your accommodation. Review equipment and safety, then begin paddling down the Kymi River.
Run some splashy rapids and practice your skills in the gentler currents before venturing into bigger rapids.
Break for lunch on the shore, then continue down the river. Take a deep breath and take in the peaceful surroundings. You're in a wilderness paradise!
In the late afternoon you'll deflate your little raft for a short hike to the campsite in the heart of Valkmusa National Park. Explore the surrounding cliffs, caves and forests, then enjoy a 3-course campfire dinner before heading to bed either in your tent or under the stars.
Sunday: Hiking and departure
Wake up in your remarkable campsite and enjoy coffee and breakfast around the fire.
Hike further into the park on a marked trail, climb a bird watching tower for amazing views, and eventually meet up with a road where your ride is waiting.
You'll arrive back at the B&B around midday for lunch and a shower, then transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
Your first night will be spent in cozy B&B on the river. The hotel features ensuite 2-4 person rooms that will be shared among the group.
The second night will be spent camping in spacious 3-person tents in Valkmusa National Park. There's a sheltered fireplace at the campsite. Sleeping bags and sleeping mats are provided. If the weather is nice you can choose to forego the tent and sleep under the stars!
The trip starts in the Huruksela region 1.5 hours northeast of Helsinki. From there you'll paddle one of the most remote sections of the Kymi River. The Kymi is just 204km long, but drains a huge area of southern Finland. The water is clean, calm and swift for most of its length, with scattered low-class rapids to make things more exciting.
Your route will take you into Valkmusa National Park, a prehistoric-seeming landscape of protected marshes, bogs, cliffs and old spruce forests. Raised causeways crisscross more than 30 types of swamps and springs. The park is home to a diverse range of bird and butterfly species.
You will be met at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land by 21:00 or earlier on Friday. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.
You will be dropped off at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. You are free to book any flight that departs after 17:00 on Sunday. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.
Getting there and away?
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) is served by regular, inexpensive flights. You can get any flight that suits you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.
For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.
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