A unique swimming event in Oulankajoki, Kuusamo, July 20, 2024

Ainutlaatuinen alamäkiuintitapahtuma Ruka-Kuusamon Oulankajoella

Welcome to the Downhill Swim in Oulankajoki, Kuusamo!

Crystal clear water, clean nature, stunning landscapes, and an action-packed day full of sporty experiences in good company. The Oulankajoki Downhill Swim is an event that tickles all of your experiential senses.

Welcome to the Downhill Swim in Oulankajoki, Kuusamo!

The event was organized July 20, 2024

Event has been sold out every year.

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Event/Finisher photos can be found on our Facebook page


To watch and download the swim course, please click on the picture.

Noteworthy things about the event

It is organized in a national park.

In the Finnish National Parks, a stricter set of rules and regulations, than the Freedom to
Roam (jokamiehenoikeus), are to be abided by. These restrictions apply to everyone that
visits a National Park, including Downhill participants, volunteers, service personnel, and
spectators. You can familiarize yourself with the Oulanka national parka and regulations by clicking on
this link.

It is encouraged that you familiarize yourself with the general outdoor etiquette of how to move around in nature

The event itself already begins in the village of Ruka, from there participants, friends along for the ride, and other spectators are transported with shared transportation to the start location and in due time after the event, back to the village of Ruka. In between, we’ll enjoy a larger dose of swimming and recovery at the finish area. Story telling, speculation, and sharing one’s experiences is a vital part of the event.

To take part, you do not have to be a rustproof ironwoman or -man. No, the minimum required skills are decent swimming skills and endurance fitness.

More information and the answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found in
our FAQ section, by clicking here.

See you in Ruka!

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