AUTTIKÖNGÄS WATERFALLS & KOROUOMA NATIONAL PARK
Duration : 7-8 hours
Min. age : 12 years
Full day adventure
Looking to experience the pristine beauty of Lappish wilderness up-close and personal? The Full Day in Wilderness Adventure gives you two unforgettable adventures in one.
Your exclusive excursion starts with pick-up from the location of your choosing and transport to lovely Auttiköngäs water falls. Drive takes about 1 hour. Photo stops can be made along the way.
The Auttiköngäs nature trail is a 3,5-km-long circle trail. The trail leads along the banks on both sides of the River Auttijoki across varied and quite demanding terrain. Steps and rest spots have been built on the slopes to facilitate climbing. Climbing up Könkäänvaara Hill - the area's highest point -will bring its own reward: there is a nature observation tower at the top which looks out over beautiful scenery. During dry weather rubber boots are not needed. The River Auttijoki is crossed by hanging bridge.
When we are finished with this wonderful place, it's time to move on to another. Fortunately, it is only 25 minutes away. You arrive to Korouoma National Park.
We start on a well-maintained national park trail and proceed 4.5 kilometers along the canyon. This portion of the trip takes about two - two and a half hours. During the hike, our knowledgeable guides identify many of the native plants and flowers. Quite frequently we see reindeer, moose, red fox along the way.
Korouoma is a 30-km-long fracture valley running from northwest to southeast on the border of the municipalities of Posio and Ranua. It is part of a fracture zone which is hundreds of millions of years old. In the centre of Korouoma the fracture valley forms a canyon that has worn its way into the surrounding terrain. At its deepest the gorge is approximately 100-130 metres deep. Its cliff walls are tens of metres high and extremely steep and at points vertical. The bottom of this canyon is level and it is 200 to 500 metres wide. Parts of the canyon have become boggy and the narrow twisting River Korojoki meanders through it.
Enjoy a campfire snack after the hike before heading back to Rovaniemi.
For active adventurers on the hunt for exciting Rovaniemi summer excursions, the Full Day in Wilderness tour provides the perfect mix of movement and scenic beauty!
* Hotel pickup & drop off
* Transportation during your journey
* 7km guided hiking tour
* Professional English speaking guide
* Snacks by the open fire
* Hot beverages
* The route is relatively easy but requires good basic physical fitness.