List of rivers of Finland

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This is a list of rivers of Finland. Listing begins with rivers flowing into the Baltic sea, from the north, that is from the Swedish border. Tributaries are listed down the page in an upstream direction.

Water flows from Finland directly to the Baltic Sea, which is divided here into the Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland, and the Archipelago Sea between them. Some rivers flow to Russia, ending either to Gulf of Finland or to the White Sea, and a few to the Arctic Ocean through Russia or Norway.

There are a lot of lakes in Finland and so this listing includes also several lakes through which the rivers flow or begin from. Due to the great number of lakes especially in the Finnish Lakeland, where watercources tend to consist of chains of lakes rather than long rivers, some rivers with a large catchment area can also be quite short or there may only be a short rapid between large lakes, like for example Tammerkoski in Tampere.

Rivers flowing to the Gulf of Bothnia[edit]

Rivers flowing to the Archipelago Sea[edit]

Rivers flowing to the Gulf of Finland[edit]

Rivers flowing to Russia, to the Gulf of Finland[edit]

Water from these rivers flows through Lake Ladoga and Neva River to the sea.

Rivers flowing to Russia, to the White Sea[edit]

Rivers flowing to Russia or Norway, to the Arctic Ocean[edit]

By length[edit]

This is a list of the rivers, exceeding 100 km, that are wholly or partly located within the borders of Finland.

River Length
(within Finland) 
Border riverTotal length Notes 
Kemijoki550 km550 km
Iijoki330 km330 km
Ounasjoki298 km298 kmTributary to Kemijoki
Kitinen278 km278 kmTributary to Kemijoki
Muonionjoki230 km230 kmTributary to Tornionjoki, followin the Finnish-Swedish border in its entiety
Luiro227 km227 kmTributary to Kemijoki
Kymijoki180 km180 km
Tornionjoki180 km522 kmBorder river between Finland and Sweden, partly in Sweden
Simojoki172 km172 km
Ivalojoki170 km170 km
Kiiminkijoki170 km170 km
Pyhäjoki162 km162 km
Perhonjoki155 km155 km
Tenojoki152 km344 kmPartly a border river between Finland and Norway, other part is in Norway
Siikajoki152 km152 km
Kokemäenjoki150 km150 km
Raudanjoki150 km150 kmTributary to Kemijoki
Lapuanjoki147 km147 km
Porvoonjoki130 km130 km
Kalajoki130 km130 km
Kyrönjoki127 km127 km
Livojoki125 km125 kmTributary to Iijoki
Siuruanjoki120 km120 kmTributary to Iijoki
Loimijoki114 km114 kmTributary to Kokemäenjoki
Karvianjoki110 km110 km
Vaskojoki110 km110 km
Oulujoki107 km107 km
Oulankajoki105 km135 kmpartly in Russia
Nuorittajoki105 km105 km
Kiehimänjoki105 km105 km
Paimionjoki105 km105 km
Vantaanjoki101 km101 km
Lieksanjoki80 km132 kmbeginning on the Russian side of the border
Tenniöjoki62 km126 kmTributary to Kemijoki; about half of its length in Russia
Vuoksi15 km150 kmThe majority is on the Russian side of the border

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