Crater Lake Church Boat Tour

Church boat, "kirkkovene", is a traditional Finnish rowing boat, which carried our ancestors to the holy mass on Sundays, sometimes tremendously long distances. After the seremony there was a rowing race with the other boats on the way home. The winner party of the race collected plenty of admiration and respect from other competitors.

For tailored excursions, we have several choices for rowing programs. Here is one of them, called Church Tour:

Departure from cape Nykälänniemi, rowing to cape Kirkkoniemi in Lappajärvi, where the church of Lappajärvi is situated. We will strand in the beach near the church to have some coffee and snacks. We get aquinted with the church, built in 1765, and the beautiful cemetery around it. Its also possible to plunge into lake Lappajärvi for a swim.
Rowing distance is about 12 km, and the duration of the tour is 3-4 hours.
Price starting from 200€ + vat per group of 8-14 rowers.

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The church boat is seaworthy and controlled by an experienced mate. Beginners will be introduced to the secrets of rowing! 

Level of difficulty: Easy/moderate, according to the groups' wishes 

Price includes: Life jackets, guidance, agreed services  

Booking and inquiries: Kultainen Kiulukka / Kaisu Huhtala, tel./sms +358 45 1289089 or email