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Canoeing in Nuuksio National Park is a wonderful experience. Take part on our scheduled canoe tours – visit us at Natura Viva’s Hawk Nest recreational center.

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Your paddling trip is sheltered from winds by the steep slopes around. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Canoeing on the peaceful Hawk Lake is such a tranquil experience – highly recommended to all lovers of outdoor activities. Book a guided canoe tour on Hawk Lake or rent your own canoe!

Guided canoe tours

Nature Viva offers guided canoe tours daily during the summer season (June, July and August) and every Saturday and Sunday in May and September. The Nuuksio Canoe Adventure includes transport back and forth from downtown Helsinki. You won’t be needing anything else than sporty outdoor clothing and lots of adventurer’s spirit! During the tour there will also hike on the trails of the national park and enjoy a snack on the lakeside! This is a nature trip worth reminiscing!

You can also book the Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure as a private event for Your group (minimum 4 people). 

Guided group canoe tours 

For your bigger travel group there are plenty of canoe activities available at the Nuuksio Hawk Nest. We will be glad to provide your group with the best possible alternatives for a great day outdoors. Events can also be combinded:  You can for instance embark on a canoe tour first and then make a Fatbike tour or a hike around the Nuuksio National Park. Get in contact with us and let’s customize the best alternative for your group. Read more on our group events page. 

Rent a canoe

The Hawk Lake is a peaceful body of water - perfect for a nice canoeing trip by yourself. Rent a canoe from the Hawk Nest and start a-paddlin’! All our open canoes are equipped with an additional seat and can carry two adults and two children. 

There are rental canoes also available at the Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.

Nuuksio - a nice location for canoeing

The Nuuksio National Park offers dazzling surroundings for your canoe tour. Hawk Lake is a dog-leg shaped, lengthy yet narrow lake – very suitable for a relaxing canoeing session. The lake is surrounded by thick forests and steep rocks, which help create a virtually windless weather conditions on the lake. The Haukanholma campfire site on the northern shore of the lake offers possibilities for a picnic within the woods. On the opposite shore there’s a pier to which the canoe can be tied. The rocks invite visitors for an easy walk-climb, and the view from the top is fantastic, we tell You!