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Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

1. Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

Your 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.  At the valley's center, it forms a magnificent gorge that drops over 100 meters below its surrounding terrain. Thick snow accumulates in the forest trees, making the forest appear completely dreamy and blurred. You can take amazing photos of the ice and snow 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.

Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

2. Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

Experience an unforgettable day tour to the incredible frozen waterfalls of Korouma. After being picked up at your accommodation and changing into appropriate clothes, allow your guide to drive you to the Posio area about 100 km away from Rovaniemi. The snowy scenery of Korouma Canyon provides the opportunity for winter hiking surrounded by beautiful and unforgettable views. Korouoma Canyon is one of the largest natural attractions that Lapland has to offer. It is a bedrock fracture zone which is millions of years old. The frozen icefalls are unique in Finland, and they are excellent for walking and appreciating the beautiful nature that surrounds it. The Ice Trail in Korouoma Canyon is the ideal place to try this fun way to experience deep snow and unforgettable forest landscapes. At the bottom of the canyon is the Korojoki river, which ends in Kemijoki River. There are many varied animal species in Korouoma Canyon including deer, wild hare, foxes, and golden eagles. Hiking is the perfect activity for the whole family, and anyone can do it, no previous experience is required. With winter overalls and proper boots anyone can walk in deep snow without any type of chill. The Koruoma Waterfalls are magic and remain frozen until late spring. Precipitation and sub-zero temperatures determine the number and shape of frozen waterfalls. Visitors are stunned by the amazing frozen waterfalls and sometimes the enthusiastic ice climbers can be seen climbing up the frozen waterfalls to the top, despite the intensely cold weather. You will admire the icefalls along the Koronjää trail, which leads you past three of the biggest and most beautiful frozen waterfalls in Korouoma. The Korouoma area in Posio is excellent for a walking day tour and hike. There are many lean-to shelters with campfire spots in the area. A campfire BBQ will be served to keep you warm and energetic during the day.

Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

3. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30-kilometer-long and 130-meter-deep canyon located southeast 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 on 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 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

A really great experience! It was like being in a winter wonderland... the guides were super friendly (especially Kristina who really loves nature and you can tell she really wants to share the beauty of Finland and nature in general with others!), great info and stories and you felt well protected from start to finish and could fully engage with the wonderful nature and enjoy it! I would book again anytime :-)

What a great snow tour. We had a small group (7 people). This gave us a lot of explanation and we could ask a lot of things from the guide. The frozen waterfalls are great to see. And the trek itself about 5 km is even more beautiful. We had a lot of snow and that made the trip even more magical. We made an extra stop on the way back to see another special place with a view. All in all, highly recommended!

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!

Very suggestive. The path is quite simple. Challenging only the last climb to reach the parking lot. The guide was very helpful and nice

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