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Rafting on River Kitkajoki in Ruka–Kuusamo

Stella Polaris Adventures is the most experienced river rafting company in Ruka–Kuusamo and River Kitkajoki. Take part in rafting adventures led by our trained captains in the magnificent scenery of River Kitkajoki in Kuusamo!


Weekly Programme

Summer 2022 Weekly Programme is valid every day during 1 June–30 September. You can also ask for a private departure for your group from our sales office by phone +358 40 843 3425 or by e-mail

Starting point for river rafting

Our River Kitkajoki rafting centre is located in the Juuma village approx. 20 kilometres from Ruka Holiday Resort. See Rafting Centre on map 

Booking and inquiries

Book your rafting adventure from our online store by 16:00 the day before departure. Bookings later than 16:00 can be made by phone or by email.

Info & Instructions

River Kitkajoki

The free-flowing, approx. 40 km long River Kitkajoki flows from Lake Kitkajärvi over the border to Lake Paanajärvi on the Russian side. What makes River Kitkajoki a great rafting river is small alteration in water level and versatile route options. There are numerous rapids suitable for rafting in River Kitkajoki, but we will pass the largest waterfall Jyrävä by foot.


All our river rafting activities include rafting equipment (rubber boots, raincoat and pants, life jacket, and helmet), transportation and a trained guide. You can bring a dry change of clothes and change at our office after the rafting trip. We recommend bringing your own plastic drinking bottle that can be kept on the floor of the rubber raft. We do not recommend taking a phone, car keys, or anything water sensitive on the trip.

Payment options

We accept debit cards, credit cards and cash

Private river rafting

Would you like a private rafting experience for your group?

We can arrange coffee & snack, lunch at the river, or food service in our Lappish hut after your rafting trip.

In summer 2022 we will open also a smoke sauna and a lakeshore sauna. Ask for details from our sales office!

  • Koskenlasku Perhereitti käylä-Juuma
  • Koskenlasku perhereitti käylänkoski
  • Koskenlasku suomessa kitkajoella
  • Uimassa koskenlaskun jälkeen