Self-Guided 3-10 Day Archipelago Sea Kayaking

The Finnish Archipelago Sea is among the greatest areas in the world for self-guided multi-day sea kayaking adventures. With its thousands of wild islands perfect for camping, sheltered waters and the Archipelago National Park providing a unique possibility to experience silence and vast areas without encountering people, you will fall in love with this exceptional area.
Aavameri provides guests doing self-guided expeditions with comprehensive service:
  • Transportation from Turku to the best launch spot for the weather forecast and group skills;
  • our professional guide helps you plan the area and route according with your skill level, the weather forecast and what you are most inclined to be interested in;
  • we help you to chose the bes suited high quality sea kayaking equipment for you and your group, we provide maps, and as supplements all the outdoor equipment you could need for a nice and relaxed expedition
For safety reasons, Aavameri demands that th group has a ratio of at least one per three persons that have skills in deep water kayak rescues, good maneuvering skills and navigational skills. If you do not have these or if you are unsure about your skills, we are happy to provide you with a 3-4 hours Basic Sea Kayak Safety Course as a supplement at the start of your expedition.
We share an on-line planning map to all guests booking our services upon booking. This map includes good camping islands, nice places to visit, stores and places for water refill. During your trip, we provide land support, such as daily weather forecasts as text messages, advice on route, and the possibility to change the pick-up place and time after the trip. It is possible for you to select cottage accommodation on islands during the trip for one night or many as a supplement, all cottages we provide include a private sauna by the beach.
First day
Pickup at 9am or when most suitable for you from your accommodation in Turku, from the Turku bus or train station or from Turku airport. We bring all the equipment with us, and take you out to a nice beach for the start of your journey, stopping by at a food store if you want to, We go through the map of the archipelago together with you, showing you places worth to visit, good camping islands, shops and water refill places, and have a look at the equipment that Aavameri provides for you. If you have bags and equipment that you do not wish to take along on the trip, we will store these for you and take them with us when we meet at the end of your trip.
Following days
Stay in the more protected inner archipelago or paddle out to the outer, more open archipelago depending on your skill level and the wind conditions. There are new amazing places to explore around each corner. Visit one of the beautifu archipelago villages, take a swim and catch a glimpse of the seals, sea eagles and other fascination archipelago inhabitants in their natural surroundings. Choose your favourite places for camping along your route amongst the thousands of uninhabited islands, or reach your island with cottage accommodation if you have chosen such as a supplement. The area with islands in the Archipelago Sea and Turku archipelago stretches 140 kilometers from east to west and around 70 kilometers from north to south - making it an area perfect for up to week-long or evenmany week long expeditions. The archipelago consists of both islands with forests and often cottages or even small archipelago villages, and further out south barren skerries and wild areas where you rarely meet other living things than the seaa birds, seals and fresh water fish below the sea surface. 
Last day
Pickup from the beach where you finnish your expedition is usually arranged so that we get to Turku at 5pm, but the pick-up time is adapted to what you want. We take you back to Turku to the accommodation or other place you decide. 
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For your safety, Aavameri only takes bookings to safe-guided expeditions if you are proficient with maneuvering and rescue skills in advance, or start the expedition with a Basic Safety Course
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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

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Tarkemmat tiedot

  • Paikka Archipelago Sea, Turku Archipelago
  • Milloin 1st of May to 30th of September
  • Sisältää Transportation from Turku to start beach (<40 minutes), transport back after trip (40 minutes - 1.2hrs), quality sea kayaking equipment, maps, expert route suggestions and advice, on-line planning map.
  • Hinta 268€ / person for three days, +40€/day for extra days.
  • Mahdolliset lisät Basic Safety Course 3-4hrs (mandatory if no previous sea kayak skills course) 70€/person
    Outdoor equipment, cooking equipment and more (for equipment and prices, see here) Archipelago cottage accommodation with own sauna on an island during the trip (240€ / night) in total for a maximum of four persons / cottage.
  • Kenelle Participants need basic se kayak safety and navigation experience. If you are unsure about your skills, do order our Basic Safety Course as a supplement at the beginning of your expedition
  • Ryhmän koko 3 to 8 persons (for larger groups, please ask for price)
  • Kouluttaja / Opas Self-Guided
  • Kielet English, Swedish, Finnish (German, French and Spanish through pre-order)
  • Tiivistelmä 3-10 days (for longer or shorter tours, ask for price)


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