Kultainen Mela - 15th anniversary river rafting competition

Kultainen Mela 2019 – 15th anniversary competitions atmosphere and results

Harriniva’s legendary rafting competition attracted great interest, and this year, 15 team slots were filled in record speed. Competition was held on Saturday 26.6.2019 and team arrived as far away as Kuusamo.

The teams competed in the rapids of Muonio River in four different races. Sprint, Duel, Slalom, and Marathon challenged teams in different ways. The competition was fun and, above all, exciting and the rankings varied even in the last race.

1st place Team Harjakaiset

2nd place Priitan Mussukat

3rd place Muonio Naisyrittäjät – Ursulat Laineilla


As part of the Golden Mela competition, the best outfit and best cheering was awarded. This year, the best cheering award went to team TK:n Duunarit, who were able to keep up the stunning encouragement in the beach up to the last meters. The best outfit award went to the team Lapin Kullat (special mention of the skipper’s glitter nose).


Below some more from the day!