We will paddle in the unique southwest archipelago of Finland, the most extensive and in our opinion the most unique archipelago in the world. A multi-day expedition will offer a close aquintance with the nature and culture of the Finnish archipelago, and the time on the wild islands, sleeping in tents and cooking our own food outdoors, is an unforgettable experience. For an additional fee, we will book archipelago cottages with saunas for the group for the nights, but we do recommend the experience of sleeping in tents on the wild islands if you have not tried it before.
Learn more about this unique Unesco reserve and heritage area on the pages of the National Heritages Service site www.nationalparks.fi!
First day We pick you up from Turku and take you to a suitable launching beach for the expedition. We vary places according to the weather and the group, and the driving time from Turku is usually a little over an hour. During the drive, we stop at a shop to get the food for the days if you have not asked us to take care of all food arrangements.
We will, if needed, start the first day by giving you the fundaments of sea kayaking in order to ensure the best possible days for you. The tour will be adjusted to your experience and expectations. We paddle out into the Archipelago National Park, stopping at special places for breaks, taking a swim if we feel like it and snack and food breaks when suitable. Your kayaking guide helps you with the outdoor kitchen and food preparation, or takes care of the preparation and serving alltogether if booked that way.
In the afternoon, we land on an island suitable for camping, and build our camp. There is time to explore the island and enjoy good food and company.
Full days out We pack our kayaks after breakfast and continue the expedition. During three to six day expeditions, we have the possibility to visit an outer archipelago island village in order to experience what life in the archipelago is like, but also experience the wild national park nature. We paddle, explore the islands, swim and relax all according to your wishes. Your sea kayaking guide will plan the route to give you the possibility to experience the most beautiful and fascinating parts of the area.
Last day In the afternoon, we reach the beach where our car is waiting, we pack our things and your sea kayak guide transports you back to where you want in the Turku area.
Note 1: Theses expeditions are arranged on an on demand basis, we arrange them when you want them.
Note 2: If you want to experience spending the nights in archipelago cottages on islands with your own sauna, this is usually arrangable for an extra fee.
Note 3: Most often, the group wants to experience cooking your own food, and our sea kayak guide is happy to help with selecting food in the shop and helping with the otdoor kitchen. If you, however, want the sea kayak guide to buy, cook and serve all the food during the days, this is also possible (+21€/person/day).
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