Korouoma Canyon Frozen Waterfalls One-day tour

Our partner: Wild about Lapland


Korouoma is 30-kilometres long and up to 130-meters deep canyon fracture valley located 110 kilometres south-east of Rovaniemi. It offers breathtaking scenery all year, with cliffs, rapids and waterfalls. This natural reserve is also home to rare species and a great nature area for hikers. In the wintertime, the waterfalls turn into fantastic ice formations well-known for ice-climbing and a great attraction for tourists coming from all around the world.

Your guide will drive you to Korouoma Canyon for a nice hike in the park. You will have the chance to observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of snowy nature. As you hike across the canyon, your guide will keep an eye on wildlife and flora and teach you more about nature and your surroundings. With a bit of luck, you may even spot tracks made by wolves, lynx, wolverines, moose, reindeer, weasels or Arctic hare.

Refreshments and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be served around the open fire to keep you warm. This is a great opportunity for your guide to show you how to build a fire as natives do. No need for matches or a lighter, your guide will use flint & steel and natural materials you can find in the nature that surrounds you (we can do this in conditions as cold as -30°C). Lunchtime is also a great moment for your guide to share their passion and knowledge and answer all your questions about nature, Lapland and life in the Arctic.

The excursion lasts around 7 hours, including transportation, hiking and the convivial time around the fire. You will be back in Rovaniemi around 16.00.

In all our activities, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say - the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!

What´s Included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off for accommodations outside the city centre. Extra surcharge if staying 10 kilometres or further from the centre,
  • Professional winter overalls and boots,
  • Professional Arctic guide,
  • Transportation,
  • Hot drinks, campfire lunch and snacks around the fire,
  • Tax and fees.

What to bring

  • Bottle of water,
  • We will provide you with overalls and boots, but please be prepared and use good under-layers, socks, hats and gloves.

Additional information

Cold weather clothing will be provided, but we recommend to dress appropriately. Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. This experience may require a certain amount of endurance. Please note that this tour includes approximately 5 kilometers of walking in the nature reserve.

Hotel pick-ups commence 10 - 60 minutes prior to the start time. Your pick up time will be confirmed by email.