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Sauna raft M/S Maria

M/S Maria was built in Rovaniemi in July 2012 and has been cruising the scenic rivers Ounas and Kemi below Rovaniemi all the way up to October.

The raft has CE qualification approval, has been inspected, tested and acknowledged to be safe. The skipper has a qualification to sail the raft.

The tar scenting M/S Maria has a wood heated sauna in which bathing takes place in a traditional style. You can bathe as the ferry sails and view the beautiful landscape. Depending on the season you can see the amazing midnight sun, autumn colours or the wonderful northern lights. The raft stops for a swim break; the water is refreshingly cooling during autumn time.

After sauna you can chill watching the camp fire and enjoy some beverages. Also fishing in the tradional ice fishing style is possible. If a rain occurs the deck can be covered up with an awning.

The raft has towels and if needed, warm overalls for everyone.

There is room for six people to dine at the table and for four to six people to bathe in the sauna at a time. There are enough seats for everyone.

You can bring your own beverages if needed.

The premises of M/S Maria:img_2530.jpg


The deck

  • cockpit
  • a dining table and chairs
  • a grill
  • a camp fire

The rear

  • changing area
  • WC
  • Easy access to the water


Rates (max 8 people)

  • Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm   250,- / 2h         extra hours 100,- / 1h
  • Friday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm   350,- / 2h               extra hours 120,- / 1h
  • Friday to Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm   450,- / 2h             extra hours 150,- / 1h

Tailored cruises for example at night, contact and ask information.


Grilled A-class sausages prepared on the raft in camp fire or grill, potato salad


Creamy filling salmon soup


Smoked salmon (smoked during the cruise) with early potatoes and butter-onion sauce


Overcooked pork with early potatoes and butter-onion sauce



All dishes include fresh salad, bread, butter, water and coffee/tea.

You can also express your own wishes!

Welcome and enjoy!