3 km by lakes / 28 km by rivers / 1st day – 17 km / 2nd day – 16 km
Your journey starts in a campsite near Black Lakajai lake. Kayak route distance - 31 km.
Ignalina district, Utena county
Start - Finish place
Just after first 200 m in the lake, on your right you’ll see a mouth of Lakaja. After first 2.5 km in the river you’ll arrive to Lakaja village and bridge connecting Labanoras, Joniškis and Inturkė. Next villages with added distance: +2.5 km – village Fedariškiai, +2 km – village Basakavas, +1.5 km village Iruliškis and after another 1 km you’ll enter lake Aldikis. You’ll need to cross 1 km on it until you see a connection to a next lake – Lakajas. Connection length is around 1 km. After you enter Lakajas lake you need to swin to cape on the other side of the lake. There you’ll find a campsite for your night, we do not recommend to look for an another place, because everything else around is a private territory.
First 1 km through a lake towards area where it starts to narrow. After another 800 m on your left you’ll see ouflow of Lakaja river. On your way you’ll swim through: +3.5 km Vilkaslastis village, +1 km Alirdiškė village where you’ll swim below a wooden bridge which connects Januliškis with villages on the right side of Lakaja village. After the bridge it will take another 2.5 km to Lamanina village, +3 km and on the left you’ll see Peršokšna tributary, nearby you’ll find Šeškuškės II village and after another 2.54 km Šeškuškė I village. +3.5 km to Santaka village and finnaly another 1 km you’ll enter Žeimena river. It will take only 1.5 km downstream to reach reinforced concrete bridge where you can stop on you right to finish your trip.
A very beatiful wild river flowing through regional park of Labanoras. Due to it’s calm nature, there is a lot of campsites around. It is a perfect river for a falimy trips. 29 km in length it is the most watery tributary to Žeimena river. The main source of Lakaja water is the lakes, so water levels here are relatively stable. Besides a few small footbridges or fallen trees, it should be a super calm and easy swim.
Trip organizers of groups bigger than į kayaks, gets 100% discount for himself.
Bigger groups and students get a discount.
Safety in water rules
Life vest is required while on water;
Don't walk barefoot in the river;
Don't jump into unexplored waters;
Don't paddle while intoxicated!
How to use a kayak
Don't push the seat with your back ir might break. Price of lower part of the seat - 45 €
Don't sit on the upper part of the seat, i tmight break. Price of upper part of the seat - 25 €
Don't use paddle as a leverage or in any other unintended way, it might break. Price of new paddle - 40 €
Don't pull kayaks on rough surfaces. Price of new kayak - 600 €
After the journey gather all the inventory and
Please, gather all the trash you see around while kayaking and bring it to us. We will take care of it.