The way to the White Sea. Rafting on the Keret River

The Keret River flows through the territory of North Karelia, one of the harshest and most attractive areas for real tourists. Pomors call this river "The Way to the White Sea" — it is beautiful, wide, full of water, its power can be heard from afar.  

A tour along the Keret River is an interesting catamaran rafting, a real romance of taiga camps and an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique nature of the harsh White Sea. 

Location

P. Louhi
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US$ 269
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jun – 6 Jul
    • 7 – 13 Jul
    • 14 – 20 Jul
    • 21 – 27 Jul
    • 28 Jul – 3 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
P. Louhi
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Sports alloy
We will ride catamarans with the passage of thresholds of 2-3 categories of difficulty
Vacation on the White Sea
We will swim, sunbathe, arrange high-speed races in the sea and arrange a competition for the construction of sand castles
A week in nature
We will live in a tent, eat food from the campfire, pick berries and enjoy a break from the bustling city

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Rafting on the Keret River from Lake. Varlamovo to Lake. New

    We will meet at the Louhi railway station (we recommend train No. 16A), get acquainted with the instructors — you will easily find them, they will be in branded blue T-shirts. 

    After a brief acquaintance, we get on the buses and go to the starting point of our adventures — Lake. Varlamovo (20 km). The journey will take about half an hour.

    Already on the spot, we get to know each other better and are distributed among the crews, depending on personal preferences and experience. There is a long day ahead, so be sure to have a hearty breakfast and fill the thermos with hot tea with you on the road.

    The whole group takes part in cooking, setting up camp and collecting firewood for the campfire. 

    We are going on a trip: we pack our belongings in hermetic bags, assemble and load catamarans. 

    We change clothes, get equipment: life jackets, helmets and paddles.

    After listening to all the necessary information from the instructors, we launch catamarans for a training session — we get acquainted with the techniques of water tourism and safety.

    So our vacation will be peaceful and we will keep only pleasant moments in our memory.

    Well, are you ready?! Our journey begins right now!

    We are going to go rafting on the Keret River, so let's say a few words about it. 

    The name Keret comes from the Sami word "giera", which means "top of the mountain".

    Keret belongs to the rivers of the mountain-taiga type, it is relatively deep and wide. The river is a chain of lakes connected by rapids.

    Route of the day: Lake. Varlamovo Lake. Namelesspore. White fangpor. Murashoz. New. A total of 12 km of the way. 

    Based on the conditions of the route, there is a hot lunch or snack on the way.

    Today we are waiting for several driving thresholds at once. 

    Everything will start from the threshold of the White Fang (1-2 k.s.). 

    Before the first truly difficult and interesting Murash threshold (2 k.s.), we are waiting for shivers (rapid flow in shallow water with randomly located underwater and protruding rocks) and rifts (a shallow section of the river). 

    We pass the Murash threshold and go out into the New Lake

    Let's walk a little along the lake and stop at one of its shores. 

    We set up camp in a picturesque place and relax after a busy day. 

    Cooking dinner, swimming, singing songs around the campfire with a guitar — that's how the rest of this long day goes. 

    I would like to get some sleep, tomorrow we will walk 28 km!

  • Day 2 - Rafting on the Keret River from Lake. New to oz. Varatskoye
  • Day 3 - A day on the lake. Varatskoye
  • Day 4 - Rafting on the Keret River: Lake. Varatskoye until then. Oil
  • Day 5 - Access to the White Sea
  • Day 6 - A day on an island in the White Sea
  • Day 7 - Completion of the route in the village Lower Pulonga
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Throughout the tour, overnight stays in 3-seater tourist tents, check—in in tents for 3 people. 

Each participant is provided with an individual thermal insulation mat.

If you need double or single accommodation without moving in, you can rent a tent, the cost of the service is 1,500 rubles. for the alloy. Please inform us about the need for a 2-bed tent when booking a tour.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the choice of watercraft, RUB.:

Rafting on a 6-seater catamaran5 participants + instructor23 900
Rafting on a 4-seater catamaran3 participants + instructor 
(only for ready-made crew)
31 700
Rafting on a 2-, 4-, 6-seater catamaran, without an instructor2, 4, 6 participants,
without an instructor
(only for ready-made crew)
19 700

Applications for participation in the tour on a 4-seater catamaran are accepted only from ready—made crews - 3 people.

Applications for participation in a catamaran tour without an instructor are accepted only from ready-made crews.

The discount for children from 8 to 12 years old is 15%.

Tent camp 6 nights
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Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
P. Louhi

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • the work of instructors;
  • rental of rafting equipment: catamarans, oars, helmets, life jackets, sealed packages, motor and fuel; 
  • rental of camp equipment: campfire equipment, tents, thermal insulation mats.

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to Louhi station and back from Chupa station.;
  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature +6°C, extreme 0°C; paid when booking a tour) — 700 rubles/tour;
  • neoprene suit (to be paid at the time of booking the tour) — 3,300 rubles/tour;
  • accommodation in a double tent — 1,500 rubles/tour;
  • insurance of medical and other unforeseen expenses — from 100 rubles/person/day;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Take with you:

  • a backpack without a machine or a travel bag;
  • sleeping bag (if you do not have a personal one, you can rent it from the company, payment is made when booking a trip).

The form of clothing during the rafting:

  • socks should be on your feet (not thin cotton, tighter). Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (sneakers are perfect). If you have neoprene socks or neoprene boots, it is welcome;
  • rubber boots are prohibited, because when they get into the water, they pull the participant down;
  • as outerwear: comfortable sportswear for the weather or a neoprene suit (if available). It is desirable that the clothes be quick-drying. We recommend not to take jeans, any sweatpants will do instead;
  • Recommended: put on a light Bolognese suit (protection from wind and moisture). Raincoats made of dense materials can be used;
  • you can take thin cotton gloves or neoprene gloves on your hands (optional);
  • there will be a helmet on your head, you can put a bandana under it;
  • 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;
  • if you wear glasses, try to come up with a chain for them (so as not to lose them) or put on lenses for the duration of the alloy.

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.

Clothing 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.

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 for sports.

Shoes (comfortable, without heels):

  • 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". 

Personal items:

  • knee pads (when rafting on a catamaran) — not necessary;
  • 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);
  • an individual first aid kit;
  • small polyurethane seat mat;
  • portable charger;
  • personal utensils (mug, deep bowl, spoon).

Documents and money in an airtight package:

  • passport;
  • medical insurance policy (photocopy is available);
  • 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.
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Dates and Prices

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    30 Jun – 6 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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    7 – 13 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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    14 – 20 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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    21 – 27 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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    28 Jul – 3 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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