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.
Learn more about this unique Unesco reserve and heritage area on the pages of the National Heritages Service site www.nationalparks.fi!
We pick you up from Turku after 9am, 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.
Our guide will, if you want it, start the first day by giving you the fundaments of sea kayaking in order to ensure that you get enjoyable days. 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 guide is also your chef during the tour if you do not chose otherwise, and will prepare fresh, local dishes out in the wild.
In the afternoon, we land on an island suitable for camping, and build our camp together with the guide. There is time to explore the island and enjoy good food and company.
We pack our kayaks after we have enjoyed the breakfast prepared by the guide, and continue the expedition. If the weather allow for it, 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.
Your guide prepares lunch during a break during the day, and a tasty dinner once we have arrived to the day's camping island in the afternoon. We again set camp, and enjoy the evening.
After breakfast we get on the water again. We explore the are in our kayaks, take a lunch break, and return to the place where we started kayaking day 1 in time to get to Turku around 5pm together with the guide.
Note 1: Similar expeditions are arranged on an on demand basis as longer expeditions of up to 6 days. See Tours for Private Groups for more information
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Aavameri is an outdoor ecotourism activity provider, and all our trips, courses and expeditions are planned and performed in a sustainable way giving the highest consideration to nature and local culture. All are guides are highly trained and do their best to give the safest and highest standard experiences to everyone. Read more about Aavameri here and about why we do ecotourism here.