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Paddling in the most beautiful calm waters in Lapland

Make an unforgetable experience by paddling under the midnight sun in Ylläs! Also enjoying the autumn "ruska" colours mirrored from a static lake in September is a must! The whole summer is great for seeing the landscape from the water. On our lakes you don't need to go far to have a new view of surrounding fells.

Calm Lakes Äkäslompolo and Lake Ylläsjärvi are easy to reach and close to most accommodation in Ylläs. They also have rental shops just next to the shore. Beautiful Lake Kesänkijärvi is also worth mention, but to get there the most recommended way is to paddle few kilometers from Äkäslompolo.

You can paddle with canoes, kayaks and SUP boards in Ylläs. Also traditional rowing boats can be rented. For your safety please always have life saving vests, paddles, water-proof bag and a hand bailer with you.

Best Paddling Season: Late May-October, from late spring until the waters freeze

For a running water try River Kesänkijoki which is easy small river in beautiful wilderness surroundings. Those who look for more demanding running waters River Äkäsjoki and River Aakenusjoki offers more difficulty and lenght. See selected paddling routes in Ylläs Trails.

Selected paddling trails


Calm waters of Lake Äkäslompolo, Lake Ylläsjärvi and Lake Kesänkiärvi are great for stand up paddling. Scenery is unforgettable. You can rent SUP boards right at shore of Äkäslompolo (Sport Corner Ylläs) and Ylläsjärvi (Tunturiflow), so heading out is very easy.