Rafting on the Pista River

A great northern trip along a real fabulous river with crystal clear water. The Pista River is located near the border with Finland and originates there. The river is strongly separated from the main infrastructure, the nature in these places is very wild and pristine, there are a lot of fish in the river.

Throughout the rafting on the Pista River, more than 30 different rapids will have to be passed, which will be interesting for both beginners and experienced tourists. All lakes and river beds are passed under the motor.

For groups of ten or more people, it is possible to conduct a tour on any date.

Location

Louhi village
from
US$ 293
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 Jul – 3 Aug
    • 4 – 10 Aug
    • 11 – 17 Aug
    • 18 – 24 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Louhi village
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The beauty of Karelia
Let's enjoy the natural landscapes of the north
Exciting thresholds
We will pass the thresholds of the 2nd and 3rd categories of difficulty
Living in nature
Nights in tents under the open sky will allow you to relax from the bustling city and recharge

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The beginning of the journey is rafting on the Pistajoki River

    04:07 Meeting at the Louhi railway station.

    Transfer to the start of rafting on the Pista River.

    Breakfast.

    Introduction, briefing. Equipment, access to the water.

    Rafting on the Pistajoki river, passing the rapids: Snake (II-III k.s.), Salty (III k.s.), Padun (III k.s.)

    Dinner and overnight in tents.

    Length: by car – 160 km, by water – 15 km.

  • Day 2 - Passage of the Treacherous threshold and Lakes
  • Day 3 - Rafting on the Pista River to the Pista Lake
  • Day 4 - A day at Pistajarvi Lake
  • Day 5 - Passage along the longest rapid on the river
  • Day 6 - Passing extreme thresholds
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Overnight stays in four-person tourist tents throughout the route.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the date of arrival, RUB.:

DatesPrice from 01.04
09.06–15.0625 500
16.06–22.0627 500
23.06–29.0627 500
30.06–06.0727 500
07.07–13.0727 500
14.07–20.0727 500
21.07–27.0727 500
28.07–03.0827 500
04.08–10.0827 500
11.08–17.0827 500
18.08–24.0825 500

The surcharge for single accommodation in a tent is 1,000 rubles/tour.

Discounts:

  • child under 12 years old — 20%;
  • a child under 5 years old participates for free;
  • large group — 10%;
  • school groups — free for teachers;
  • participants with their own watercraft — 30%.
Tent camp 6 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Louhi village

Included in price

  • equipment rental (watercraft, life jackets, oars, helmets, hermetic bags, campfire equipment);
  • transportation services;
  • 3 meals a day;
  • the work of an instructor;
  • personal equipment (tent, mat — at the request of the tourist; inform the manager at the time of booking what equipment you need).

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to Louhi and back;
  • the surcharge for single accommodation in a tent is 1,000 rubles/tour;
  • sleeping bag — 500 rubles/tour;
  • rent a wetsuit (2.5 mm) — 500 rubles /day/person (check availability with
    manager and book at least 10 days before the start of the rafting);
  • If you wish, you can apply for travel insurance.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

A set of clothes for the alloy:

  • sneakers/sandals (closed toes and fixed heel) or neoprene boots;
  • shorts;
  • thermal underwear;
  • neoprene wetsuit;
  • raincoat;
  • headdress (cap, bandana, panama hat);
  • sunglasses;
  • gloves.

Additionally, take on the alloy:

  • toiletries and bath accessories;
  • swimsuit, swimming trunks;
  • fishing gear;
  • ointment or insect spray;
  • sun cream;
  • KLMN - Mug, spoon, bowl, knife;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • needle, thread;
  • matches and a lighter in a bag;
  • replacement contact lenses/glasses;
  • flashlight (in August);
  • camera and batteries for it;
  • personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat). If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent it from us.We recommend taking a personal sleeping bag, due to hygiene reasons;
  • documents in sealed packaging: passport, medical insurance policy;
  • personal first aid kit (medications. which you take all the time).

A set of clothes for sleeping:

  • thermal underwear;
  • socks made of natural materials;
  • wool socks;
  • sports pants;
  • sweater;
  • sports hat (optional);
  • lingerie.

A replacement set of clothes after the alloy:

  • sneakers/boots;
  • rubber boots (optional);
  • socks;
  • lingerie;
  • T-shirt;
  • long sleeve shirt;
  • sweater;
  • tight pants (jeans);
  • the jacket is warm.
I'm going rafting for the first time, can I handle it?
Will there be a mobile connection on the route?
What is the weather like on the Pista River?
Fishing on the Pista River
Security questions?
How to get to the rafting on the Pista River?
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
What is the best way to go rafting — on a catamaran or a raft? And what is the difference between them?
Where can I leave my extra things?
Is a pass to the border zone required?

Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jun – 31 Aug
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  • from US$ 316
    28 Jul – 3 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 316
    4 – 10 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 316
    11 – 17 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 293
    18 – 24 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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