Umba. Boreal Rafting.

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Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
  • Discovery of ancient petroglyphs
  • Discovery of boreal wilderness beyond the Arctic Circle
  • Discovery of the White Sea and its varied nature
Tour Overview

Umba is a beautiful northern river which takes its source in Lake Oumbozero, inlaid in mountains. It passes through a good part of the Kola Peninsula. The water is pure, emerald. During this descent we cross several lakes (which will be passed motorized) different rapids powerful or extended until 7 km. We will see the unique character of the boreal nature, rocks, forests, clean water and the remains of ancient civilizations (petroglyphs). On the banks of Umba and in the forest you can see the dwarf birch. We will also discover the White Sea and its varied natural environment.

The entire route unfolds beyond the Arctic Circle! That is why the nights will be white until the last departures of August.

During some evenings, touristic banya (Russian sauna) will be organized.

This trip request to be generally in a good physical condition.


Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Early morning arrival at the train station of Appatity, train № 092 or № 16. Reception of the group at the station. Transfer to Umba, 35 km. Descent until the rapid of Padoun (category III), 7 km. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Night under the tent.
  • Day 2
    Continuation of the descent of Umba: Rapid Padoun - lakes Kapousntyie - Rapid Kapoustny (II - III category) - Rapid Razboïnik (II - III category) 20 km. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Night under the tent.
  • Day 3
    Descent: Rapid Razboïnik - Jemtchoujni Ples - Kanozero lake, 18 km. Passage of rapids Semipovorotni (II-III category, length over 3 km) - Karejka (II) - Korelski (II) - Kanozerski (III). Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Night under the tent.
  • Day 4
    Crossing of the Kanozero Lake, 20 km. Discovery of rock paintings on Yelovi island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Night under the tent.
  • Day 5
    Rest day. Touristic Bania. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Night under the tent.
  • Day 6
    Descent: Rodvinga River - Lake Pontchosero - Rapid Mali Krivets (category II), 20 km. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Night under the tent on the islands.
  • Day 7
    Descent: Mali Krivets rapid - sea rapids (4 rapids class II-III) - Umba village, 7 km. End of the route at the village of Umba along the White Sea. Transfer to Kandalaksha, 110 km. Departure by train at night after 20:00. Breakfast and lunch at the camp.
                Detailed description
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                Price includes
                • Russian-speaking guide services
                • Accommodation as per itinerary
                • Transport a per itinerary
                • Accommodation
                • Camping outfit rental
                • Sleeping bag rental
                • Kayak and equipment rental
                • Dry bag rental
                Price does not include
                • Personal expenses and tips
                • Railway tickets
                For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.

                The base price includes the descent by catamaran. The kayak descent is possible for an additional 2500.00 RUB. Models available: Prijon pure / chopper / yukon expedition / Prijon excursion. Train tickets are available as an option, please, ask us.

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