The River Pielisjoki has always been the lively heart of Joensuu. Throughout the centuries Karelian traders have travelled along the river and the canals with steamboats, barges and logging boats. The Pielisjoki has also been an important route for log-floating and has provided wood to the sawmills and the entire lumber industry. Nowadays you could experience the river with canoes, safari boats or Stand Up Paddle boards. From Joensuu it is app. 1 hour drive to other Karelian sights, for example Karelian village in Ilomantsi, Koli Nationalpark or Ruunaa rapids.

Example package for 2 nights at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, summer 2019:

Day I:
Arrival in Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Dinner at Joensuu city centre (not included into the package)

Day II:
A Delicious breakfast is served
SUP Course for Beginners in Joensuu. During this SUP beginner tour, you will learn
all the basics of Stand Up Paddling in a safe environment. The skills will include
getting on the board and standing up, how to use the board and paddle, and basic
paddling techniques. The only way to learn paddling is in the water,
so after the short safety brief on dry land we will start the paddling tour
on the beautiful Pielisjoki river and Pyhäselkä lake. Our guide helps you throughout
the tour and gives you enough challenges on the board regardless of whether you
are a first timer or have done Stand Up Paddling before. This tour is also suitable for
children starting from 10 years.
Dinner at Joensuu city centre (not included into the package)

Day III:
A Delicious breakfast is served

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NET Price:
Min. 2 pax: 255€/adult or child (min. 10 years old)

Price includes:
- Accommodation at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, 2 nights (twin room)
- Breakfasts
- SUP (Stand Up Paddling) trip at river Pielisjoki, 2 hours
- VAT (we use marginal tax)

With extra charge:
- Fishing trip
- Visiting Karelian Village in Ilomantsi
- Wilderness cooking course
- Sightseeing cruises at River Pielisjoki
Availability: upon request 1.5. – 30.9.2019

Information, sales and bookings:
Wild Nordic Finland (Villi Pohjola Oy)
Tel +358 500 599 999