Turku, the former capital city of Finland, is situated by the sea, and offers a nice mixture of culture, food and events. Turku is our main base for sea and archipelago kayaking, and the Turku hotels, Turku airport and Turku railway station are some of the places we transport clients from when going further south into the Archipelago National Park for kayaking adventures.
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Ship Hostel Borea on s/s Bore
The inexpensice ship hostel Borea on board s/s Bore just a stone's throw from the Turku city harbor and within walking distance from the Turku center is a good choice if you want to save money.
Centro Hotel Turku
Centro Hotel Turku is located in the city center on a peaceful inner yard, only three minutes from the central square. Our top pick if you want to enjoy the city life.
Naantali is an idyllic small town just 20 minutes drive from Turku or 25 minutes from the Turku airport. There is a lot to see and do in Naantali with surroundings, and you are close to the archipelago in this town.
Situated in historic surroundings this small hotel has been recently renovated and offers idyllic double rooms for its guests. The hotel is situated only a few hundred meters from the guest harbour and restaurant area, and around five minutes walk from the Moominworld. Aavameri's arranges tours just five minute's walk north, by the Naantali Spa hotel neach.
Naantali Spa is situated on a nice spot by the sea beach, by the sandy beach from which Aavameri arranges kayaking tours in Naantali. The Spa hotel has been chosen as one of the 100 best spa hotels in the world, and is close enough to the restaurants, sights and Moominworld.
The Kimitoön Islands has a stunning archipelago area, with its almost 5000 islands, rocks and skerries and living archipelago island villages. Visit Högsåra and the Bengtskär Lighhouse Island in addition to kayaking. The Kasnäs Penisula and Rosala Böle village are both good places to start your kayaking journey with us from. The Kimitoön Islans were chosen the top Finnish travel destination in 2016. The Kimitoisland is situated only 45min by car or a little over an hour by bus from Turku.
Kasnäs Archipelago Spa is situated in the Kimitoön municipality, and reachable by car a little over 2 hours from Helsinki or 1,5 hours from Turku. Kasnäs is a perfect starting point for activities and excursions to the Archipelago National Park, which border lies only a few hundred meters from Kasnäs. From Kasnäs, you can also reach the Rosala Viking Center, Bengtskär Lighthouse Island or Örö Fortress Island by ferry each day.
Peti ja puuro
In the midst of the archipelago, the Rosala island and the small cottage village Peti ja puuro is a very nice choice if you want to take distance from more hectic surroundings and experience the authentic archipelago surroundings. The cottages are not of the highest quality, but still very enjoyable, and the very nice owner Raili always makes you feel very welcome. Aavameri arranges courses and tours with the Peti ja puuro Böle-cottage beach as a base for groups.
Nauvo is an island south of Turku, reachable by bus or car (a little over an hour plus one ferry). The so called Archipelago Trail or Ring Road, goes through Nagu.