Canoeing and kayaking routes in Ii

Along Bothnian Bay coastline


The river delta and Bothnian Bay offer routes for beginners and experts.

Hiastinlahti route

Length: 2-8 km, (marked as red and purple in the upper map)
Level: Easy, but the wind might raise waves. During the low water, the bay is very low and there are rocks.
Starting point: Anchor in the map. You can find the signs to the parking space of Hiastinlahti from the road Kantolantie.
Other: In Hiastinlahti there are also the nature paths, birdwatching tower and campfire site to use as free.

Tangonsaari route

Length: 10 km (marked green in the map)
Level: Middle range. Useful to have a GPS device.
Starting point: Anchor in the map (Alarannantie).
Other: The straits are calm but the swell of the sea can be quite hard in the open see. It might be difficult to find the entries of straits. The GPS device is advisable. It is also possible to paddle only the straits.

Karhu and Aallonmurtaja route

Length: 5,5 – 13 km (marked orange)
Level: Middle range. Useful to have a GPS device.
Starting point: Anchor in the map (Alarannantie).
Other: “Aallonmurtaja” is the breakwater, little island in the north of Karhu. There is campfire site in the island. The strait is calm but the swell of the sea can be hard in the open see. It might be difficult to find the entry of the strait. The GPS device is advisable. It is also possible to paddle only the strait or straight to the Aallonmurtaja via river and back.

Röyttä and Satakari

Length: 7 – 16 km (marked brown and blue)
Level: Challenging. Open sea and fairways.
Starting point: Anchor in the map. Harbor of Praava (Praavantie 347).
Other: See kayaking equipment are necessary. In Röyttä there is harbor in the south, and campfire site called Hepokari in the east. Straightest way to Röyttä is approximately 3,5 km long and the length of the more covered route near the mainland is 4,5 km. The route going round Röyttä and Satakari is approximately 16 km long. There are nature paths, campfire sites and rental huts in Röyttä (see more on Metsähallitus).