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About Hoyrylaiva Kouta
Steamship Kouta offers an unique experience to the cultural scenery of Lake Oulujarvi. See the landscape that inspired Elias Lonnrot to write national epic Kalevala and national poet Eino Leino to write his first masterpieces. Steamship Kouta (build 1920) is the northest steamship in inland waters in the world. It travels from Kajaani to Paltaniemi and island of Arja Thu-Sun in June.
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Katty17 wrote a review Aug 2019
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We went on the lake cruise with our son (9). We contacted Ollis in advance as it looked like the cruise was full but he managed to find space for us. We were able to go down and see the steam engine at work and also bought some local sweet treats - very nice! Was lovely sitting out on deck. It was a little chilly but blankets are provided to keep you warm. All in all a lovely relaxing trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Kai N wrote a review Aug 2018
Kajaani, Finland12 contributions
Slow life on the lake. Cruise was 2,5 hours. First half captain tells about history on shore and water. Last half was silent, only steam engine voice. You can go to see engine if you ask.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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smm0 wrote a review Jul 2017
Kajaani, Finland7 contributions3 helpful votes
I have been all my life in Kajaani but never before really seen "city" at lower river. There are not much to see. Areas around old paper mills was interesting to me. Besides that you can see how finnish people lives around river. You can expect lot of saunas (maybe some naked people on docks, too), small fishing boats and a forests around river. Weather was nice (didn't snow at all) so it was really chilling experience to cruise slowly with old steam boat. There are cafeteria in boat and with rights to serve alcohol as well.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Brtifin wrote a review Jul 2017
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This is a Must do experience - the only way to really experience the beauty of the huge lake Oulujärvi and the absolute charm of ex working steam boat The sights, sound and smells make this voyage a MUST DO for tourists and it's good value too!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Timo P wrote a review May 2017
Kajaani, Oulu, Finland12 contributions2 helpful votes
Easy access to the boat from Kajaani centre, just a short walk. Friendly and nice service on the boat and a possibility to see a really old steam engine running. You can see and explore the big lake Oulujärvi from this ship. I liked the silent engine just moving the boat near the wonderful nature of the lake on a summer evening.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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