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Looking for outdoor activities in Finland? Natura Viva arranges various guided tours, kayaking on the Helsinki archipelago and canoeing in Nuuksio National Park! 

Paddling is an adventurous and a nature-friendly sports – for many a way of life! In Finland, the ”Land of the thousand lakes”, paddling can be carried out on the numerous lakes but also on the multi-faceted archipelago waters of Helsinki and Gulf of Finland. 

Natura Viva offers paddling excursions at the Paddling Center in Vuosaari, Helsinki, and at Nuuksio Hawk Lake resort. For marine kayaking Vuosaari will be your choice and for lake canoeing Nuuksio provides the optimal environment. 

Kayaking in Helsinki

The Paddling Center, situated on the shore of the Iso Kallahti bay, Gulf of Finland, offers multiple guided kayak trips as well as longer, overnight kayak trips. The Helsinki archipelago is a top-notch kayaking environment with many small islands and exciting canals. 

There are many options available for guided kayak tours, from shorter and easy-going island strolls to more demanding overnight kayaking experiences. Our professional guides will take care of everyone’s comfort and safety on the tours. Read more about the individual tours below and book a kayak trip.

Canoeing in Nuuksio

In Nuuksio our home base is located on the shore of Hawk Lake. This smallish yet fascinating forest lake creates an ideal setting for canoe tours. Open canoes are easy to paddle – you can relax and observe the beautiful nature while paddling. Canoeing on the lake is a great, tranquil experience. 

We offer scheduled weekly canoe tours on Hawk Lake, including transports from and to downtown Helsinki. Read more about available tours below and book a guided canoe tour.

Kayak courses in Helsinki

We also offer English-spoken kayak courses for beginners at the Paddling Center. You will be taught the basis of kayaking – this course gives you confidence and ability to participate on longer kayak tours. Easy, educational and fun!

Guided group paddling activities

For groups we offer various guided paddling activities. You can book any of our scheduled tours as a private tour (for minimum 4 persons). For bigger travel groups we offer customizable paddling experiences. Read more here, contact us and let’s discuss together the best options for your group.

Weekend paddling tours

We also offer weekend paddling tours, suitable for visitors arriving in Finland for a short hop. We will arrange everything, take care of the airport transports and make sure your paddling weekend will be the best possible one!