Koiteli rapids – Place for nature lovers
Koiteli is a beautiful place for nature lovers, both local day-trippers and visiting tourists. The Koiteli Rapids (Koitelinkoski) are part of the free-flowing River Kiiminki. Koiteli is a great place for lure fishing from the shore and especially for fly fishing with lightweight equipment. During the summer, you can take a guided canoe or kayak tour along the river, or go whitewater rafting in rubber rafts. In the winter, you can go exploring on marked ski and snowmobile tracks.
Koiteli is a popular tourist attraction with strong cultural and historical values. An estimated number of annual visitors is 80 000. The rapids are about four kilometres from downtown Kiiminki and a quick 24-kilometre drive from Oulu.
The targeted area plan includes
- Evaluated total investment 8–10 million euros
- Koiteli Center (500–700 m2) with restaurant premises, congress facilities and tourist services
- Total floor space area including accommodation services at Ruusulaakso area 4300 m2
- Fast ramp-up