Kuohu Raft expedition over the Arctic Circle

Tornionjoki river is the biggest free-flowing river in Europe in which whitefish and salmon spawn. The Kuohu raft - is wooden-decked raft reminiscent of the traditional timber logging rafts. The raft is large enough to hold twelve passengers - even through whitewater rapids.

A river raft safari that crosses the Arctic Circle. Starting in the evening and travelling under the midnight sun of the Polar night, we cross the Arctic Circle and hold an 'Arctic Circle Crossing' celebration. The safari lasts two days, with an overnight stay in Ylitornio. 

In this riversafari you will see cultural environment around rapids include the buildings traditional to the area and fishing related constructions on both sides of Tornionjoki river which borders Sweden and Finland.

The journey continues in the morning with a whole day river safari through the wildest rapids on the Tornionjoki river Matkakoski, Vuentokoski and Kukkolankoski. Those rapids are a crown jewels of Tornionjoki river.

Fish soup is prepared and served on board. Safari ends to the Kukkola village, where we have dinner and a relaxing sauna. 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. Many old fishing traditions have been preserved to present day in the rapids area.

LOCATION: Our base of operations is the Pohjolan Pirtti, Nordic Safarihouse at the Kukkolankoski, it's 15 km from Tornio city to north road E8.
SEASON: normally from June to August
TRIP LENGTH: over 120 km and from two to four days
RAPIDS: Class I-III (summer)and Class IV & V (spring tide) depending on river levels.     

Price is from 685€ to 1.886€ per person, ask more details and offer.

Price included: all necessary rafting equipment, waterproof clothing, rubber boots, life jackets, helmets. Transportation to starting place from Kukkola, accommodation in Ylitornio village. Eatings; snacks, breakfast, lunch,
We use licensed river guides.

Reservations: Please call us at +358 400 692301 to confirm your trip date! 
or send e-mail to; info@nordicsafaris.com

Key Information:
Tour Duration: from two to four days 
Group Size: 8 - 24 person
Destination(s): Arctic Circle, Finland and Sweden borderline
Specialty Categories: rafting, river, historic area, great view
Season: from June to July. 

Tour is also Customizable.


The activities are in accordance of the guidelines provided by Association for Finnish Paddling and Rapids-Shooting Business ltd for safety and use of boats used in shooting the rapids. Safari participants are expected to be in normal physical condition and of at least 15 years of age; a person under 18 years of age may participate shooting the rapids with their parent. The participants should ensure that their insurance also covers possible damages sustained while shooting the rapids. Nordic Safaris has a certified quality system and safety and environmental management system based on the standard SFS-EN ISO 9001:2000. Weather conditions and changes in water depth may change schedules or routes on the rapids, or prevent shooting the rapids altogether. We reserve the right to make alterations.