Whitevater Rafting in Kukkolaraft

Kukkola, Village by the Rapids

Tornionjoki river is the biggest free-flowing river in Europe in which whitefish and salmon spawn. Kukkolankoski rapids are a crown jewel of Tornionjoki. It flows unobstructed even in winter. The village of Kukkola is situated by the rapids. The village is one of the old villages dotting the riverside. The village had a number of houses already in the 16th century.

Especially near Kukkolankoski rapids you can find beautiful cultural environment and nature in abundance. Many old fishing traditions have been preserved to present day in the rapids area. The cultural environment around Kukkolankoski rapids include the buildings traditional to the area and fishing related constructions on both sides of Tornionjoki river that borders Sweden and Finland.

Whitevater Rafting in Kukkolaraft

Shooting the rapids is done in a rubber raft, and thecustomers participate on steering by paddling. The first shooting is called the”basic track”, and it follows the Finnish-Swedish borderwhich is also where the river runs deepest.The second run will be an action track.The first task of the track is to stop the raft on aback current. The tasks are quite challenging.

RAPIDS: Class III (summer) and Class IV & V (spring tide) depending on river levels.

Programm including all necessary rafting equipment,wetsuits and neopren boots, life jackets, helmets. We use self bailing rafts and licensed river guides.

Key Information:

Tour duration: 90 minutes
Group size: minimum 6 person
Price: 45 e / person

Destination(s): Finland / Sweden borderline
Season: normally from end of May until October

Bookings tel +358 400 692 301 or send email info@nordicsafaris.com
Starting point Pohjolan Pirtti, address is Koskitie 130, 95520 Tornio, Kukkolankoski, 15 km from Tornio City to north - Jokivarrentie E8 - road.