The Squirrel Route, a canoeing route that runs between Juva and Sulkava, is suitable for everyone

The route is suitable for groups of friends or colleagues, families, and both seasoned and novice canoers. The total length of the route is 57 kilometres and the difference in elevation is 24 metres. You can also choose to do a shorter section of the route, starting from trips taking a couple of hours. The route can only be canoed in one direction.

Through rivers and lakes on 57 kilometers long route. Melojille on valittavissa myös lyhyempiä  reittiosuuksia, muutamasta tunnista eteenpäin.

As the route’s elevation difference is 24 m, it can only be travelled in one direction. Equipment hire providers also arrange transport for paddlers.

Except for a few, all the rapids are difficulty level 1 (easy).

The water condition of the route is best in early summer in May-June.

Current information about the water conditions on the route is regularly updated on these pages. We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Condition of the route

Päivitys 20.6.2024: Vesitilanne välillä Toivio-Oravanpesät on ajoittain huono, pätkää ei suositella melottavaksi.

Kuivahko alkukesä on heikentänyt melontareitin vesitilannetta nopeasti. Tällä hetkellä reitille lähtö on suositeltavaa Viitakoskelta alkaen, sillä sitä ylemmät reittiosuudet ovat kuivahtaneet.

Viitakosken-Oravanpesän lähtöpaikkojen lisäksi, Juvalla ja Sulkavalla on erinomaiset olosuhteet järvimelontaan joko pienemmillä sisäjärvillä tai Saimaalla.

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Maps and routes

Canoeing in the middle of the beautiful Finnish lakeland nature!

Along the route there are 21 checkpoints, which gives more information about the environment and the route. On the way there are a wide variety of lakes, rivers and rapids. The landscape varies from lush jungle type to vast lake views. The water condition of the route is best in early summer in May-June.

Joonas Linkola

Photographer, director and creative producer


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