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Sauna raft m/s Erkin Arkki

M/s Erkin Arkki was built in Rovaniemi in June 2015 and has been cruising the scenic rivers Ounas and Kemi below Rovaniemi all the way up to October.

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

The tar scenting m/s Erkin Arkki 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 blankets for everyone.

There is room for 12 people to dine at the table and for around 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 Erkin Arkki:


The deck

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

The rear

  • dressing room
  • WC
  • Easy access to the water with steps

Rates (max 12 people)

  • Monday to Thursday                            330,- / 2h              extra hours 110,- / 1h
  • Friday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm     385,- / 2h             extra hours 120,- / 1h
  • Friday to Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm   495,- / 2h              extra hours 150,- / 1h

VAT is included in the prices.

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 salmon soup


Sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes and lingonberry



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, water and coffee/tea.

Prices are per person and include VAT.

Vegetarian dishes etc. on request.

You can also express your own wishes!

Welcome and enjoy!