In Posio the lakes are many and the people are few.
With more or less 3000 lakes and ponds, Posio is the water richest municipality in Lapland and a dream location for tourists who enjoy long deserted beaches, exciting water activities or fishing.
The peaceful surroundings of Posio can be explored with a rowboat, canoe or kayak. One of the best canoeing routes in Posio starts from southern Posio in the famous blacksmith village of Sirniö. It goes along River Unijoki, which has a slow steady flow making it a safe route for paddlers of all experience levels.
Another route is River Livojoki, whose white waters and backwaters create a perfect setting for a more exciting canoeing trip especially during spring floods. When it comes to lakes, the ridge area of Hirsiniemi in Lake Livojärvi has interesting bay and ridge formations that are best spotted from a canoe or kayak. If you dont want to worry about getting lost, follow the marked boating routes of Lakes Kitkajärvi and Posiojärvi and you can concentrate fully on enjoying the views.