The route is suitable for people of different age and physical condition. The exception is people for whom excessive physical strain and long walks outdoors are not recommended for medical reasons.
The trail is well-maintained. There is a jetty, a shelter, a firewood shed, a trash bin, a toilet, duckboards, a campfire site, information placards in three languages.
Excursion begins from the eastern end of lake Paanajarvi close to the outflow of Olanga river. A boat takes the tourists on a trip across one of the deepest lakes in Fennoscandia. The lake is flanked by high fells Mutkatunturi (438 m) and Tirovaara (357 m). In the beginning of the trip one can easily distinguish a broad clearing on the shore which was the state border between Russia and Finland. Further on there is a camping site on a sandy beach near the mouth of Mutka river entering lake Paanajarvi. From that site a hiking trail leads to an abandoned Finnish farmstead Aarola. Some buildings have been restored there. One can read about the history of settlements of the shores of Paanajarvi and ways of country life in the 30s of the last century from the information boards.
Along the way fields and meadows can be seen on the lake shore that used to be Finnish farms. Ruins of houses and stone chimneys can be found there.
One of the main landmarks on this route is the steep cliff of Ruskeakallio (the Red Rocks) rising to the height of 60 meters. A short stop without disembarking will be made there.
The boat proceeds further 18 km in the western direction and stops at the mouth of Mjantjujoki river. Here the tourists go ashore to a campfire site with a shelter, a toilet and a firewood shed.
Old stone foundations of a Finnish school and utility buildings can be found not far from the camping site.
Information boards tell about the history and active public life of the former citizens of this village.
On the opposite shore of the lake one can notice the aftereffects of the forest fire that occurred in 1992. Today this is the site of monitoring of the process of rehabilitation of forest after fire.
A lovely trail leads upstream the river to a scenic waterfall Mjantjukoski that cascades down five steps from a 9-meter height. Local people constructed a mill on this river. The waterfall was always a major attraction for artists and photographers. It never fails to enrapture the visitors today too.