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Kayaking in Helsinki - yes please! Natura Viva provides rental kayaks end equipment in Helsinki. Visit us and get your kayak!

Kayaking is our speciality! We provide multiple alternatives for kayak rentals – from beginners standard kayaks to advance sea and touring kayaks and to double kayaks. Pick the kayak that best suits your purposes and head on a kayak tour in the Helsinki archipelago. We rent kayaks at The Paddling Center, Vuosaari, Helsinki.

The rental periods for kayaks start from two hours and expand to overnight rentals. First choose your desired kayak model and the rental period in our booking calendar. You can add multiple products to the shopping cart before paying at our webshop. All equipment rentals must be payed when making the rental equipment reservation.

You are welcome to visit our rental shop at Vuosaari Paddling Center without a prior reservation. On most days there are vacant rental equipment. Please visit our webshop and see the booking calendar for each individual kayak model.

For overnight rentals please contact us: info@naturaviva.fi; tel. +358 10 292 4030.  

With our season subscription pass you will be able to rent kayaks and other equipment for a bargain price. Please read more about our season passes here.

Standard Kayaks

Standard kayaks suitable for beginners as they are stable and easy to handle. All the kayaks in our fleet have waterproof hatches and space for equipment to be taken with on the trip. It’s thus possible to make an overnight trip with a standard kayak. Standard kayaks are recommended for beginners and first-time kayakers.

Touring and Sea Kayaks

Our fleet contains various sea kayak models. Some of them are easy and stable to handle, but allow more adjusting variety and contain a more comfortable seat than the standard kayak. This category also includes kayaks suitable for longer tours. 

Advanced sea kayaks are designed for longer expeditions and for more demanding  weather conditions - they are recommended only for experienced kayakers. These kayaks contain more storage space. All advanced sea kayaks are equipped with a rudder for more steering control.

Double Kayaks, standard

Just like standard single kayaks, the doubles are easy to handle, also suitable for beginners. They are wider and more stable than single kayaks. For successful handling of a double kayak, co-operation between the paddlers and ability to work together are requiered. With two people paddling, the double kayaks can reach faster speeds than standard single kayaks. Please note that we always recommend warm and water-resistant clothing when operating a double kayak, as the higher speeds mean more water sprays when paddling.

Standard double kayaks are also suitable for adults and children paddling together. The child will be seated in the front, and the adult in the back, responsible for steering the kayak. We provide life vests in both adult and children's sizes.

Double Sea and Touring Kayaks 

These doubles are designed for longer tours. There is definitely more storage space for equipment and they also contain a rudder for easier control in windy conditions. Going on your first overnight trip the double kayak is a safe option.

Rent a kayak for an Eastern Helsinki Archipelago excursion

Helsinki, "The Pearl of the Baltic Sea", is an excellent kayaking destination. Starting your paddling excursion in Vuosaari Paddling Center, you will reach multiple recreational islands within short paddling distances, and there are also many designated paddling routes on the Eastern Helsinki Archipelago. 

Natura Viva's co-operation partner Laguuni offers rental kayaks at Keilaniemi, Espoo, on the Western Helsinki Archipelago.