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 will take place July 20, 2024
2024 event is sold out. Waiting list -> send email: email@example.com
Event/Finisher photos can be found on our Facebook page
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
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.