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Lapinsalmi canoes

From €30.00 / 6 h
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The gate of Lapinsalmi is the most popular gate of Repovesi National Park. This is an excellent opportunity to start e.g. a ring route trip with canoeing and hiking sections.


  • Canoes are located at the shelter of Lapinsalmi rental base along the rescue road leading from the corner of the parking lot to the shore of Kapiavesi (in the direction of Fox ferry). Eränen´s canoes are located on the left side of the canoe shelter (three of the left sides (lower place, middle place and upper place) and in the next vertical row above and in the middle). The places are marked with Eränen's logos. Canoes must definitely be returned to Eränen's canoe places.

  • Canoes are intended for two to three persons

  • With two people paddling in the middle of the canoe, there is plenty of room for equipment or equipment barrels

  • The canoe can also be used by three persons, in which case a third seat is placed in the centre of the canoe

  • The front support tree of the canoe is installed further and this gives more space to the person in the middle

  • There is also room for equipment in the canoe for three people

  • Canoes are in excellent condition

Rental includes.

  • Canoe, max 3 canoeing vests for adults, 2 canoeing vests for children, one additional bench, max 3 pcs 140 - 150 cm paddle, canoe drainage device, canoe cart, 1-2 pcs 50l equipment barrels and 1 psc 3m trimbelt for attaching the equipment barrels to the canoe.

  • Adult vests float a person weighing between 40 and 130 kg with swimming skills. The whistle is attached to the vest

  • Children vests float a child or young person with swimming skills weighing between 25 and 40 kg. The whistle is attached to the vest.

  • Weatherproof map of the Repovesi National Park which you can also find here

Techical specifications

  • Canoe Winkkari 175 with two braiding seats as standard, one at the front and the other at the back. The second support tree of the canoe has been moved slightly forward, giving the space to a person who may be paddling in the middle

  • Length 525 cm

  • Width (max 90 cm)

  • Weight approx. 42 kg

  • Single-layer polyethylene, vinyl edges

Rental period and place of use

A canoe or more can be rented on an hourly or daily basis. The hourly rental is always 6 hours from 09:00 or 15:00 according to the customer's reservation, ending at 15:00 or 21:00. The rental can still be made after the above-mentioned start times, but no more than 3 hours after the above-mentioned starting dates, i.e. e.g. after the starting time. The rental, which started at 09:00, can still be made at 11:50 a.m. However, the end time is always in line with the duration chosen by the customer and the later start of the rental does not continue according to the number of hours corresponding to the rental.

The daily rental stars at 15:00 and ends at 15:00 on the dau ordered by the sustomer according to the rental. Of course, renting several days is possible. Daily rentals can also be made after 15:00, but up to 3 hours after the start of normaL daily rental, i.e. the rental can still be made, for example 17:50. However, the end time is always 3 p.m. The rental must not commence before the above-mentioned times and the equipment must have been returned by the end time. The hourly rent-based price is doubled for delay.

The canoes are intended for use by renters in the area of Repovesi National Park and its surrounding areas, e.g. in the area where the Repovesi national park is used. Lake Vuohijärvi, Lake Tihvetjärvi, etc. During the rental period, canoes may not be transported away from  area e.g. with a trailer. Of course, it is allowed to start a canoe trip from Lapinsalmi and end it at Orilampi and transport the canoes back to their place of origin. However, this must be indicated when the reservation is drawn up. Treat canoes with care! And you can always contact (not yet as a reserved product) about the need to transfer back to Tervajärvi gate!

Instructions for use

  • Carry the canoes into the water or use a canoe cart to move them. Avoid pulling the canoe on sand.

  • Use canoes with care and without unnecessary force. However, if something breaks down, let us know openly and as soon as possible, so that the next trip can be carried out.

  • When using equipment barrels, it is recommended to use barrels on their side between the benches, with a lower centre of gravity. The inner bottom of the canoes has black rubber plates in two different places. The 3m trimbelt belonging to the rental is supposed to be threaded under these plates. The equipment barrels are placed on top of the belt and fasten the upper surface of the barrels with a trimbelt. Do not overtighten the belt (see the pics).

  • You can attach the canoe drainage device to the support tree at the back of the canoe with a d-link.

  • After use, clean the canoe and equipment. In particular, the bottoms (inside) of canoes must be cleaned of sand, for example.

  • Lift the canoes to the storage supports inside out and lock in place.

  • Return the equipment to the designated locations, leave the lids on the equipment barrels open and put the vests dry on the clothes hangers.

  • Close the base door and place the key in the key box.

  • Please report any breakdowns or defects as soon as possible.

Responsibilitis, required skills and safety

  • The customer uses the rental equipment at his/her own risk and customers must have the ability and skill needed to use the canoe, both with previous experience in canoeing and in the use of canoeing-related equipment. The person who pays for the reservation is responsible for ensuring that all participants in the canoeing have the aforementioned ability, skill and previous experience for their own party. The customer is responsible for his or her own safety when moving in the lakes. The customer is obligated to check the condition of the equipment before use. Do not use a broken canoe or equipment. Customers must be able to swim.

  • Make sure the vest you're wearing has a whistle. Do not put a whistle in your mouth unless you need to use it. Wear vests whenever you are in a canoe.

  • A good tour buddy is the best "safety tool". However, if you canoe alone, stay within distance of your swimming skills from the shore. Don't overestimate your skills, you can always go back, land or change your plan for safety. Take into account the dangers and effects of cold water.

  • Familiarise yourself with the canoeing possibilities of Repovesi in advance and pay special attention to the cottages on the shores of Repovesi and their residents. Do not paddle 50 metres closer to the shores of the cottage. However, if you find yourself on the shore of a cottage, take distance from the shore, politely apologize for paddling too close to shore.

  • Let your loved ones know where you're going and what is your schedule

  • Load your phones and pack them waterproof. Especially in the Kuutinkanava area, has poor network.

  • Equip yourself in accordance with the weather and check forecast. 

  • In water traffic, it is better that smaller one evade. Water bus Tuuleter sails on Lapinsalmi, Repovesi and Kuutinlahti, If you meet, always stay on the right side as much as possible.

  • Don´t drink alcohol when paddling.

  • Do not hesitate to ask, you can always take a call!

Canoeing in Repovesi

Lake Kapiavesi, lake Repovesi

When canoeing on lake Kapiavesi, it is good to be aware of the Fox ferry passing by cape Määkiänniemi. The ferry has a landing cable that runs in the water. Do not canoe in the immediate vicinity of the ferry, let the cable sink after the ferry has passed and move into the strait only after the ferry has moved to the side.

The Tuulertar II waterbus of the Finnish Gold Route operates in lake Repovesi from mid-June to the end of August every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and also on Sundays in July. You can meet Tuuletar II on the route in the Lapinsalmi - Ruskiasalmi - Kuutinlahti area. Especially in Lapinsalmi and Ruskiasalmi, which are very narrow, this is good to be aware of. More information about Tuulettare's schedule.

When canoeing on Repovesi, it is especially important to consider the summer cottages of the area. Familiarize yourself with the route in advance. Pay attention to the summer cottages on your route. Do not canoe less than 50 m from the cottages. However, if you find yourself in front of a caottage, keep your distance from the shore and if there are residents on the shore, say hello politely and apologize for canoeing too close to the shore. The locations of summer cottages can be checked on the map.

Crossing the Kuutinkanava canal is done very easy with the help of canoe carts along the excellent and wide path bordering the canal. The crossing distance is approx. 300 meters..

Lake Tervajärvi

Canoeing is possible in lake Tervajärvi, west of Sulkusalmi and south of Lojukoski. The waters east of the Sulkusalmi strait and north of Lojukoski belong to the Pahkajärvi firing range managed by the Finnish Defence Forces, where movement is subject to a permit. No paddleboarding shall be allowed in those waters. The boundaries of the Defense Forces area are marked with signs and blue and white signs on the trees.

On the shores of lake Tervajärvi there are three places for campfire and tents. There are piers on the Tervajärvi side of the Kuutinkanava and Lojukoski to facilitate landing.

Through the Kuutinkanava canal, canoeists can get to e.g. Kuutinlahti rock bend, Löppösenluola, Lapinsalmi Bridge, etc. Crossing the Kuutinkanava is agile with the help of canoe carts along the excellent and wide path that lines the canal.

The peninsulas that stick in lake Tervajärvi, such as the magnificent rocky Tukkiniemi, the islets of lake Tervajärvi and the forested Hermusensaari island invite canoeists to come ashore during the excursion. Please note that it is advisable to use the national park's places for campfire and tents for your stay. There are also toilets in these places. Open fires are only allowed for fireplaces at those places in the national park, which are also subject to restrictions during the forest fire warning, excluding hut-type buildings with hooded fireplaces in Lapinsalmi and Kuutinkanava.

Lapinsalmi rental base, how the rental base works, how the door opens

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Delivery Terms

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