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The diverse bodies of water in Varkaus offer excellent opportunities for taking a canoe trip.
Guided canoe safaris organized by Lakeland GTE outdoor company. Ask for canoe rental too. www.lakelandgte.fi

Great places and routes for canoeing in the Varkaus area for those interested in canoe trips:

Kolovesi National Park
The wilderness-like National Park offers an attractive setting for canoeing or row boating in midst of the peaceful landscape. In the quiet atmosphere you can only hear the natural sounds.
www.nationalparks.fi/kolovesi

Linnansaari National Park
With its hundreds of islands and broad open waters it is a paradise for boaters. The National Park offers possibilities for day trips, as well as for several days camping and boating holidays.
www.nationalparks.fi/linnansaari

Varkaus-Leppävirta-Suonenjoki
Marked landing places: Honkakoski (grill hut, wood storage/waste canopy, toilet, swimming canopy), Turjan virta (campfire site), Häyrilä (campfire site) and Lehtoniemi (canoe dock)

Tour of Soisalo
The route is about 245 km long in total and suitable people who have more canoeing experience. There are no many marked places for landing (such as campfire sites or lean-tos) and a route map for this tour does not exist. However, it is allowed to land in places which are suitable regarding everymans right.
Marked landing place in Varkaus: Kuntoranta (canoe dock)