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Hoyrylaiva Kouta
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible6%
3 Aug 2018
“Beutiful evening cruise on Oulujärvi”
29 Jul 2017
“Chilling experience”
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kalkkisillantie 4, Kajaani 87200, Finland
+358 44 3523479
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

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.

Thank Kai N
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank smm0
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Brtifin
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Timo P
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I took a cruise on the steam boat Kouta from Kajaani to island called Ärjä. The boat is really old and fascinating, the lake view is beautiful and the island is a paradise. I couldn't imagine that kind of natural sand beaches to exist here....More

Thank Kaisa M
Ollilepp, Owner at Hoyrylaiva Kouta, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016


Reviewed 14 January 2016

very nice boat, oldfashioned style for cruising.. good service and location for harbour near from town

2  Thank teemumoilanen
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Perfect evening with good old friends! Sunset, food&drinks, interesting stories about steam ship Kouta, very good service...Go there or go home!

1  Thank PaiKalle
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I had my birthday on board with my relatives. I'm originally from Kajaani and wanted something nice for my birthday when visiting there on my birthday. I think this is the nicest thing you can do there, actually :)

1  Thank piitu2015
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sunil m
23 April 2017|
Response from Ollilepp | Property representative |
Hi, and thanks for your message! Our season for steamship cruises starts at June so unfortunately cruise to Ärjän isn't possible in May. You can get to Ärjän by motorboat with Luonnollisesti Oulujärvi. (If the lake isn't... More