Kymijoki river flows through variable beautiful landscapes offering easy slow flowing water as well as faster rapids.
Running smoothly in a landscape with variety, Kymijoki takes the canoeist through forests and open fields. The water mainly flows at a leisurely pace, and the canoe moves along almost by itself. Along the way there are also some faster rapids.
Good to know
Valkmusa Nature trail in Valkmusa National Park passes close to the canoeing route.
Kymijoki is the most important salmon river in Southern Finland. Many other species of fish can also be caught there. In the area of the canoeing trail, pikeperch (zander) is an especially desirable catch. It grows quickly in the river. The strong asp and the rainbow trout, planted in the river ready for fishing, are other impressive species. Read more about fishing opportunities and licenses from www.keski-kymenerityiskalastusalue.fi.
Valkmusa National Park
Kuovinkallio sight and rest area
SCALE OF RIVER DIFFICULTY
The trail includes the following classified rapids:
Martinkoski (Ahvio) I – I+ (II with flood)
Kotokoski (Ahvio) I – I+ (II with flood)
Vääränkoski (Pernoo) I
Torminvirta (Pernoo) II+
Karkuuskoski (Pernoo) I
Ruhanväärä (Pernoo) I
Ruhankoski (Pernoo) I
Sittaränni (Pernoo) II+
Tukkiränni (Pernoo) III
Pykinkoski (Pernoo) I+
NOTE! The water height varies with rain and the seasons. If the water is high, the flow will speed up. Follow the security instructions available on our route guide.
The trail is also suitable for families and beginners. The trail has several rapids that require canoeing experience. However you can carry the canoe on land over the hardest rapids. The dams are passed by carrying the canoe on land. The landing spots are in good condition and easy to use. You must have your own lunch on the trail. It can be enjoyed at the campfire sites along the way.
Route is also suitable for families and beginners
Equipment rental, guided tours, transfers
Pihtojantie 31 A6
Tel. +358 (0)500 862 862
There are several free lean-to shelters and campfire places along the route
+358 (0)20 611 6201
+358 (0)400 765 103
Puh. +358 (0)5 317 1901
+358 (0)50 381 1396
Erämys – Keisarinkosket
Rental cabin and guesthouse
+358 (0)50 320 2559
To start the trail
Parking area at the end of Lauttatie road