Route difficulty

Easy

Whole distance

19 km

19 km by rivers

It's best to start your journey in Kaltanėnai town near concrete bridge. Kayak route distance - 19 km.

Ignalina district, Utena county

Map legend

Start - Finish place

Train station

Campsite

Route

Resort

No stopping

One day route Žeimena description

After 3 km downstream on Žeimena one the left you’ll see a small village Šališkė and on the right a tributary Kiauna river. After 2 more kilometers you’ll swim through a village Naujoji Brasta and after 3 km more – village Lukna. After the village you’ll see tributary Lukna. 5 km more to Jusiai village and tributary Sirgėla. It will take 6 km more to reach concrete bridge near town Švenčionėliai, it is the finish line to this route.

About Švenčionėliai

Švenčionėliai was mentioned for the first time in 1686m. In 1861 a railroad between Warsaw and Saint Peterburg started running through the town. 1899 was the date for another railroad from Panevežys to Lentupiai got started, since then it is a railroad crossroads. Currently there is ~7000 residents in this town.

About Žeimena river

Žeimena is 82 km length with tall sand scarps with pinewoods growing above. You’ll not be bored, it is one of the most popular rivers for kayaking. Anyone can swim it, both young and old, experiencied and newbies. A river starts in Labanoras woods from lake Žeimenis. All the lakes of Aukštaitija national park has a connection to this river. Whole river is a calm rowing of 4 days to Neris river. It is one of the cleanest rivers in Lithuania so it is the main place for salmon spawning.

Discount for organizers

Trip organizers of groups bigger than į kayaks, gets 100% discount for himself.

Discount for groups

Bigger groups and students get a discount.

Have questions? Want to rent kayaks? Call us +370 698 32207 or write us info@baidariuuostas.lt

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

PRESERVE

Please, gather all the trash you see around while kayaking and bring it to us. We will take care of it.