Helsinki is a great place for kayaking. We will show you the best of the archipelago just 30 minutes from the city center. Join us now!

Kayak rental

Melontaretken tauolla Hattusaaressa

Kayaking is our speciality! Rent a kayak and discover the real gem of the Baltic Sea, the Helsinki archipelago. We have a large fleet of kayaks from beginner to more advanced models.  We also rent SUP-boards and Fatbikes at our paddling center. Feel the stunning nature of Helsinki and rent a kayak, SUP-board or Fatbike.

Tours and courses

Melontaharjoitukset Vuosaaressa

The beautiful nature awaits you just outside the city centre – an amazing contrast to hassle and buzzle of downtown Helsinki. The thousands of islands along the Finnish coastline provide a unique nature experience. Join our kayak tours, fatbike tours or try Stand Up Paddling. These are excellent ways to explore the Helsinki nature!


Group Events

Melontaryhmä Helsingin saaristossa

We offer a large variety of options for group events. Our seasoned guides offer the perfect combination of fun and safety in all of our events. The kayak tours are suitable for beginners and experts alike. Apart from kayaking, we offer Stand Up Paddling in the summer and fatbike tours all year round. A perfect option for a company outing!

Cafe Natura

Cafe Naturan terassi meren rannalla

Visit the seaside terrace at Cafe Natura! Relax over a nice cup of coffee or tea, a refreshing drink, a salad or other delicacies. Our coffee comes from a local roastery, Kaffa Roastery, and we offer Dropp-water, since we are commited to helping restore the health of the Baltic Sea. We welcome you to enjoy Cafe Natura’s beautiful setting!


Natura Viva blog

A Capsized Kayak and Rescues

Most kayakers have capsized at some point in their kayaking career, whether it be on purpose during a practice or unintentionally while out paddling. An important skill for every kayaker is to learn how to return to an upright position in an emptied kayak. There are several ways to do this. Before moving on to those, […]

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Kayaking for the first time

Here at Natura Viva paddling is our thing. We meet many first-time kayakers during each season. This text aims to help you get started with kayaking. First you would probably like to find out why kayaking is such a great hobby 🙂 For a longer explanation why kayaking in Helsinki is so great for kayaking, you can […]

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Winter activities in Helsinki

In the recent years, winters in Helsinki have been very diverse. There are short periods of time, when the conditions are good for one activity, but this changes so quickly. So finding an activity that could be offered through the whole season has been a real challenge. If there is a lot of snow, snowshoeing […]

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The Helsinki archipelago – a great kayaking destination!

The city of Helsinki is full of nature! There are parks and forests everywhere. And there are hundreds of islands on the coast of Helsinki on the Gulf of Finland. A lot of the islands are recreational islands, where you can take a break or even camp overnight. This makes one of the best kayaking […]

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More Information

Ilkka’s blog!

Melontaretkellä Hattusaaressa

You can now read more about what Ilkka is doing during and after the kayaking season. You can find Ilkka’s blog Home in the Wild here.