Okhta is a guiding river. Rafting and fishing

Summer is a small life, and traveling along the Okhta River is a wonderful northern summer. On your way you will meet rocky rapids, swampy grasses, and beautiful lakes. 

Do you like fish? Go fishing! There is enough time for everything — you can use a motor on the lakes and not row, and go kayaking on the rapids to your heart's content. 

At the end of the route, you will have the opportunity to visit the stronghold of Russian Orthodoxy in the North — the Solovetsky Monastery.

With a group application, it is possible to organize a tour in individual terms.


G. Kem
US$ 307
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7 Days
6 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 14 – 20 Jul
    • 21 – 27 Jul
    • 28 Jul – 3 Aug
  • Tent
    6 nights
  • Basic
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
G. Kem
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

We will spend the night in tents and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city
Lots of impressions
We will pass the rapids of 1-4 difficulty categories on the Okhta River
Let's try our luck in an exciting fishing trip
Evening rest
Let's enjoy the conversations and songs around the campfire
Hiking bath
Let's go to the tourist bath and relieve the accumulated fatigue


  • Day 1 - The beginning of rafting on the Okhta River

    At 01:00 we will meet at the railway station in Kem.

    We are met by instructors, they are easy to recognize, they will have a sign.

    Our adventure will begin in the morning, but for now we will take buses to the starting point of the rafting — Lake Muezero (167 km). 

    The road is long (depending on the condition of the road, we will spend 4-5 hours on the way), so we arrange a snack with dry rations right on the bus.

    We'll be there early in the morning: We set up camp and go to bed for a while. 

    We wake up, during a delicious breakfast, the instructors will acquaint us with general information on the upcoming route, answer all your questions.

    After breakfast on the shore, we begin to prepare for going out to the river: we inflate rafts, instructors conduct mandatory instruction on water safety and rowing techniques

    We get helmets, life jackets and paddles, and pack all personal and general items in waterproof bags. 

    A little bit about the Okhta River, on which we are rafting. 

    The ancient name of the river "Okhta" means "guiding river". Natural obstacles on the route are rapids and lakes. 

    Artificial obstacles are trays at the river exits from lakes and at the confluence of the river into lakes. The tray is a wooden dam structure built to raise water during logging. 

    There are 46 rifts and rapids and 6 timber dams on the river. 

    We launch our vessels into the water, and already in practice we consolidate the theory — training sessions on the water.

    The rafting route on the Okhta River for today: Lake. Muezero (from Karelian — Ryapushkovoe) — O. Trinity Lake. Yulyaozero, 24 km.

    We pass through several narrow channels and exit into Lake Muezero.

    On Muezer, we go out to Trinity Island, where an Orthodox monastery existed in the XVII century. 

    In its place, not only the church of St. Nicholas (1602) has still been preserved, but also a sacred grove with fir trees in three girths, ancient graves and a wooden crypt. 

    In the chapel next to the church, a very rare phenomenon is a cross on the root. 

    At the exit from the lake, the first obstacle is a dam, then several rifts and a very interesting section of the river with a swampy shore and dead forest, called the Pohjela edge.

    According to the Karelian epic, the land of Pokhela is an "Evil place".

    We stop on one of the banks of the Yulaozer to set up camp among the pines, cook dinner and get to know each other better. 

    If we have enough strength, we swim, play volleyball or more relaxed board games.

    A long day puts a pleasant weight on your shoulders, it's time to go to bed and gain strength for tomorrow.

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  • Day 2 - Continuation of the alloy: Lake. Yulyaozero — lake. Lezhevo
  • Day 3 - The day
  • Day 4 - Continuation of the alloy: Lake. Lezhevo — por. Onegine
  • Day 5 - Continuation of the alloy: por. Lone pore. Tyutterin
  • Day 6 - Half a day. Continuation of the alloy: por. Kurna — Okhta-threshold
  • Day 7 - Half a day. Return to Kem
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers


  • Tent
    6 nights
  • Basic

The tour includes accommodation in tents. Tents are triple, check-in for 3 people. Each participant is given an individual thermal insulation mat.

The cost of the tour:

Rafting8 participants + instructor27,000 rubles/person.

Please inform us about the need for a 2-bed tent when booking a tour. The surcharge for accommodation in a double tent is 1,500 rubles/tour. 

Conditions for children:

  • children from 6 to 7 years old inclusive need to pay only for food — 6,000 rubles.;
  • children from 8 to 12 years old inclusive receive a 15% discount.
Tent camp 6 nights

Tour conditions

up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
G. Kem

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • the work of instructors;
  • satellite phone for emergency communication;
  • rental of rafting equipment: rafts, oars, helmets, life jackets, sealed packages, outboard motor + fuel;
  • rental of camp equipment: campfire equipment, tents, thermal insulation mats.

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to and from Kemi;
  • sleeping bag rental: comfort temperature +6°, extreme 0° (to be paid when booking a tour) — 700 rubles/tour;
  • accommodation in a double tent — 1,500 rubles/tour;
  • rent of a neoprene suit — 3,300 rubles/tour;
  • insurance of medical and other unforeseen expenses — from 100 rubles/person/day;
  • excursion to Solovki Island — the cost can be specified at the time of booking.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. A backpack without a machine or a travel bag.

2. Sleeping bag (if you do not have a personal one, you can rent it, payment is made when booking a trip).

3. A set of clothes for changing clothes after rafting:

  • a set of dry comfortable outerwear;
  • dry comfortable shoes and socks;
  • beanie/bandana/buff;
  • a set of spare underwear.

4. Clothes for sleeping in a tent:

  • warm loose clothing (if available, thermal underwear);
  • warm socks (woolen ones are possible) and a thin hat (nights can be cool);
  • for the evening, a fleece jacket / sweatshirt / jacket.

5. For a trip to the tourist bath:

  • individual towel;
  • swimsuit (boys / girls go to the bathhouse all together, groups of 8-10 people);
  • slates/sandals are sporty.

6. Comfortable shoes without heels, 3 pairs:

  • one for rafting on the river;
  • the second one is for the camp (you can take rubber boots if it rains according to the forecast);
  • The third one is "urban".

7. Personal items:

  • repellents (mosquitoes, midges);
  • flashlight with a set of spare batteries;
  • sunglasses and sunscreen and after sunburn, if it is sunny according to the forecast;
  • personal hygiene products (including toilet paper);
  • individual first aid kit;
  • small polyurethane seat mat;
  • portable charger;
  • personal tableware (mug, deep bowl, spoon).

8. Documents — passport, medical insurance policy (photocopy is possible) in an airtight package.

9. Money — we recommend that you always have a small amount of cash with you so that, if desired, you can quickly buy the necessary things at stops along the route.

10. You can take a camera, there will be sealed packages on the rafts, in which it can be hidden at the moment of passing the threshold.

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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jul – 31 Aug
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  • US$ 307
    14 – 20 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 307
    21 – 27 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 307
    28 Jul – 3 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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