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Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

1. Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

Following pickup from your accommodation, your professional guide will drive you 100 kilometers to Posio where your adventure begins. Korouoma Canyon is a millions-of-years-old fracture valley in Lapland, and is definitely one of the biggest natural attractions that Lapland has to offer. The ice waterfalls are unique in Finland, and are perfect for walking around and appreciating the magical nature around them. On the Korouoma snowy trail you will experience deep snow and unforgettable forest landscapes, with the entire area a natural reserve. At the bottom of the canyon there is the Korojoki River, which later turns into the Kemijoki River. There are plenty of species discoverable in the nature of Korouoma, including deer, wild rabbits, foxes, and golden eagles. Hiking is a great activity for the whole family, as anyone can do it and no previous experience is required. With winter overalls and snow boots provided, anyone can walk in deep snow without feeling any type of cold. You can admire the ice falls along the Koronjää Trail, which leads you past three of the most beautiful frozen waterfalls of the Korouoma Canyon. The Korouoma area in Posio is also an excellent area for a walking day tour and hike. There are many lean-to shelters with campfires in the area, and a campfire BBQ will be served to maintain your warmth and energy during the day. At your tour's conclusion, you will be driven back to your accommodation in the Rovaniemi city center.

Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

2. Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

Your special morning shuttle will depart from your hotel and head to Posio’s virgin forest area, 160 kilometers from Rovaniemi. Korouoma is a 1-million year old fracture valley in the bedrock, and at the center of the valley it forms a magnificent gorge that drops over 100 meters below its surrounding terrain. Thick snow accumulates in the trees of the forest making the forest appear completely dreamy and blurred. Amazing photos of the ice and snow can be taken absolutely everywhere. Professional guides will escort you into the forest. In the middle of your hike, your guide will make a bonfire for you and you can experience the traditional cuisine of the Arctic Circle. Korouoma is known for its magnificent frozen waterfalls that cover the tall cliffs in the winter. There are altogether 14 frozen waterfalls along the Korouoma hiking trail. Korouma is hands-down the best destination for ice climbing in Finland!

Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

3. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30km-long and 130m-deep canyon located south-east of Rovaniemi which offers breathtaking scenery all year round. In Winter, the waterfalls turn into fantastic ice formations that are well-known for ice-climbing.  First, get picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and set off for the Korouoma Canyon nature reserve. Start the tour with a gentle hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes for the array of rare species that call the area home. Snowshoes are optional but may be useful if you need more confidence when hiking down the canyon or just want to enjoy some deep snow walks. Then, have the chance to observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of the snowy nature. Next, savor a typical Finnish lunch snack around an open-fire to keep you warm. Watch as your guide shows you their fire-making skills. At the end of the 6-hour excursion, return to Rovaniemi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4 PM.

Korouoma National Park Guided Hike with Snacks

4. Korouoma National Park Guided Hike with Snacks

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, and then relax on the scenic 1-hour and 20-minute drive into the Finnish Lapland wilderness. Stop to take souvenir photos and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Arrive at a well-maintained hiking trail in Korouoma National Park and brave the 4.5-kilometer hike along the canyon. Learn more about the native plants and flowers from your guide, and keep a look out for the resident reindeer, moose, and red fox. Arrive at a forest camp and enjoy some snacks around an open fire. Marvel at the natural beauty of a fracture valley formed hundreds of millions of years ago, and encounter 10-meter tall near vertical cliff walls. Get scenic views of the narrow Korojoki River as it meanders through the canyon.

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What people are saying about Korouoma

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Superbe expérience, nous nous en sommes pris plein les yeux ! Guide très sympathique et excursion bien organisée (1h30 de route à bord d'un minibus neuf, pause WC / café à mi chemin, le feu était déjà prêt au moment d'arriver au repas...). Attention tout de même à la remontée du canyon assez sportive !

Super nice landscape, you mainly go down on your butt while sliding and there is enough time to enjoy the landscape. While eating you can also enjoy the view of the frozen waterfalls. The guides did a great job!

A fantastic experience. My guide Kristina was very nice and super nice. Highly recommended if you want to immerse yourself in the fantastic Finnish landscapes.

A breathtaking landscape! Very nice welcome and the BBQ lunch is very warm and quite hearty. The canyon is worth the detour!

Well framed outing and very nice hike, to do without hesitation!