Whitewater rafting in an inflatable boat is a fast-paced but safe way to get to know the river.
After a briefing by a rafting guide, the guests will jump onto the raft and paddle to the Kapeenkoski lock. For many, already passing through a canal lock is a unique experience.
The lock will take the rafters from Lake Vatia below to Lake Kuhnamo, about three meters higher up in elevation.
The first rapids, the Makasiinikoski rapids, are a short stretch of water and almost imperceptible when the river is flooded, but a perfect location for getting an idea of the power of the river. The next rapids, the Luijankoski rapids, already offer more speed and challenges. After a stretch of quiet water, the rafters will pass the Kärmekoski rapids, after which they will reach the churning waters of the Kapeenkoski rapids, the most challenging section on the waterway. After Kapeenkoski, the rafters will paddle back to where they set off.
The length of the route that the rafters will run is approximately 1.5 kilometres, with the route going through the Makasiinikoski, Luijankoski, Kärmekoski and Kapeenkoski rapids back to the shore at Kapeen Kievari. It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes and a towel. If necessary, guest may also rent a towel at Kapeen Kievari.