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Vuosaari Paddling Center

Natura Viva offers a wide variety of rental outdoor equipment in Helsinki, from kayaks to canoes, SUP boards, Fatbikes and rowing boats

Kayaking is a great way to access the beautiful archipelago of Eastern Helsinki! In summer the days are long and there is plenty of light for paddling throughout the day. Beginners and experts alike can rent a kayak from us and find themselves a suitable route to paddle.

The Baltic Sea offers usually enjoyable and calm paddling conditions, suitable also for beginners. There are several recreational islands within a small paddling distance, on which you are allowed to go ashore. Some of these islands even allow camping, there are public saunas and common campfire places. Vuosaari Paddling Center is the best destination for kayaking in Southern Finland!

Equipment available in Vuosaari Paddling Center

  • Kayaks - for both both beginners and people with experience

  • Paddle boards - Stand-up paddles that accommodate peaceful summer trips and longer expeditions

  • Canoes and rowing boats - take your family to a nice tour around the archipelago

  • Fatbikes - The nature trails of Kallahti and Uutela provide beautiful marine landscapes and varying terrain.

We suggest to make your reservation online to ensure the availability of equipment.

Natura Viva Vuosaari Paddling Center serves everyone interested in paddling

Natura Viva's paddling center in Helsinki, Vuosaari is the number one destination for every paddling lover in the middle of beautiful and maritime Helsinki. The canoeing center is open from the beginning of May to the end of September.

Rent a kayak, SUP board, rowing boat or Fatbike, also come for a coffee!

Vuosaari Paddling Centre opening hours 2024

Buy a Natura Viva Season pass and go paddling on your own already in May. With an outdoor season card you can paddle, sup-board, bike, row and snowshoe as much as you like. Fatbikes are available throughout the year!

Weekends in May 18.5.-19.5.2024 AND 25.-26.5.2024

  • Open weekends as follows:

    • Sat 10-18

    • Sun 12-17

In May we organise kayaking beginners' courses and Guided tours

  • June and July 3.6.-11.8.2024

    • Weekdays 14-21

    • Sat 10-21

    • Sun 10-18

  • August 12.8.-1.9.2024

    • Weekdays from 14 to 20

    • Sat from 10 to 20

    • Sun from 10 to 18

  • September 2.9.-15.9.2024

    • Paddling centre closed on weekdays - season ticket holders can paddle on their own.

    • Sat 12-17

    • Sun 12-17

  • Location and arrival

    • Vuosaaren Melontakeskus - Harbonkatu 13, 00980 Helsinki

    • The paddling centre is accessible by public transport www.hsl.fi

    • Several parking places in front of the centre - 4h limit on weekdays

Season passes

Check out Natura Viva Season Passes. Choose your own sport or buy the Season Pass For Nature and spend the year outdoors!

With a Natura Viva season pass you can paddle, kayak, cycle in the most beautiful destination of Southern Finland. For the season 2024 you will have nine different destinations with varying outdoor equipment.

Get to know the Season passes!


NEW! Paja Kallahti ice cream café opened in May 2024. Renowned for its Signature ice creams, the café-restaurant invites gourmets to enjoy loose ice creams, savoury and sweet treats and thirst-quenching refreshments in the most beautiful scenery of East Helsinki.

The menu includes Paja's own locally produced artisan ice creams, freshly ground coffee, non-alcoholic and alcoholic refreshments and dishes that will satisfy even the hungriest sailor. The secret recipe for marble pancakes with jam and whipped cream might just blow your mind.

The indoor seating capacity is around 20 and with a 30-seat seafront terrace, you can enjoy the delicacies, the sea and the sun.

More information and opening hours