Karelia Expert can book most trips and activities, and provides detailed driving instructions for out-of-the-way operators. Pick-ups from Lieksa for whitewater rafting trips in the Ruunaa Recreation Area can also be arranged.


Lake Pielinen, Pudasjoki River and the Ruunaa and Änäkäinen have great recreational fishing areas. Each requires a separate permit, available from local sports shops, such as Lieksan Retkiaitta, or Karelia Expert.