Kayaking & Canoeing in Helsinki

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Kayaking & Canoeing in Helsinki

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  • sprulyph
    Columbia, SC42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family of three did the "Helsinki by Kayak" guided tour of about 3 hours' length. We've done a very tiny bit of kayaking before on very calm waters, but are pretty close to being beginners, so we can say that this tour is (as they say in their promo materials) perfectly suitable for those with little or no kayaking experience. Aniinna was our guide and she was fantastic, very friendly, informative, and watching out for how we were doing at all times.

    The tour started on the body of water near the "Long Bridge," just in front of the Botanical Garden, went west under a railroad bridge into a bigger bay with fantastic views of downtown Helsinki buildings, then we went east into other bays, beached on a small city island for a snack (which they provided) and bathroom break, and paddled into slightly more industrial parts which was fun too. Other than when the weather got a bit rainy and windy near the end requiring us to paddle a little harder, the waters were generally super gentle and easy to glide around.

    This tour gives you a wonderful perspective on the city that you can't experience in any other way. The waters in and around Helsinki are so integral to the geography and the very nature of the city that you will come to a deeper "feeling" for the city if you participate in this tour. For our family I can say we will never forget this experience. And again, we are pretty close to being kayaking rookies. Natura Viva seems like a great outfit, run by folks with a great love for their land and the desire to share that with visitors.
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • yng2024
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a tour for a team offsite and everyone had an amazing time. Kenny and Henrik were amazing guides and such fun company—would definitely do this again!
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Christian P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful 3 lake tour with a walk in the forest and swimming; best summer weather and a perfect guiding.
    Written 20 August 2022
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  • Heli K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have used both sub boards and kayaks, alone as well as with family members. The equipment is good, staff very nice and friendly, prices not too high. Töölönlahti area is very lovely when seen from the sea! I would say this is Helsinki at its best in the summer!
    Written 24 July 2023
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  • JenniRTFH
    Helsinki, Finland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended Bengtkär lighthouse and Turku archipelago trips and both of them were very well organized and showed the best of Finland. Bengtskär was a magical place not only because it’s an amazing building but also due to its fascinating history and hundreds of eiders nesting on the island. Food was super delicious and fresh at all restaurants we visited during excursions.

    Sailing in Turku archipelago was really fun and we had even chance to compete against each other. Relaxing in sauna and jacuzzi were well deserved after the exciting competition.

    I can warmly recommend Norman Travels, since they have selected very good destinations and high-quality partners for their excursions.
    Written 15 June 2018
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  • Lindsay T
    Cambridge, UK21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was such a peaceful experience to spend a couple of hours paddling around Seurasaari; I would do it again in a heartbeat. Kajus was very friendly and helpful in getting us started. My thanks go out to him for a truly unforgettable experience!
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • nbskd
    Helsinki, Finland36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went there for a paddleboarding newbie experience. The young staff were nice and helpful, the equipment seemed new and we got the necessary information on paddling techniques, do's and don'ts. The experience was fun and very reassuring. The place is close to Sibelius monument and Seurasaari.
    Written 21 August 2017
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