The waterway starts at Lahti in the south and proceeds along Lake Vesijärvi to the Vääksy Canal to connect with Lake Päijänne which heads northwards to Jyväskylä. The route then continues north along the waters of Keitele to Viitasaari, or south-east for Suonenjoki instead. Alternatively, one could head east from Päijänne taking Lake Ruotsalainen for Heinola or taking Lake Majutvesi for Sysmä. The waterways are connected by easily navigable canals, the latest being the Keitele canal system which was constructed during this decade.
Boat Charter in Päijänne and Keitele:
Päijätmark Ky/Järvi-Suomen Venevuokraus, Jyväskylä