Paddling Center

Our kayak rental base is in Vuosaari, Eastern Helsinki, only 30 minutes from downtown Helsinki in a beautiful natural setting. We offer for rent a large variety of single kayaks, double kayaks and canoes. The beautiful archipelago is ideal for kayaking and experiencing the great nature of Helsinki. Our kayak rental is open from May 1 until September 30, 2015. You can reserve your favourite kayak or canoe online or contact us by phone or email. We look forward to welcoming you to our paddling centre. More information about kayak and canoe rental.

Self-Guided kayaking

Enjoy the unique archipelago of the Baltic Sea. Stop for a break on a serene island. Many of the islands are available for camping and there are great routes for multiday tours. We will provide tents, maps and other gear that you may need. You just need to bring your adventurous spirit! There are many route options from sheltered waters to the open sea. We also offer longer kayak guided kayak trips. Read more about the self-guided options and our guided tours.


Kayak tours

We offer a large variety of kayak tours in the summer season. 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 paddling experience. We also offer paddling through the summer night and trips to the pearls of the archipelago. Please book well in advance due to limited availability. Our new tour for 2015 is Helsinki City Kayak! A great combination of kayaking and sightseeing right in the city centre.

Helsinki by Kayak

Our most popular tour is Helsinki by Kayak, which we offer every day from the 1st of June until the end of August. This tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike. Pick-up from the city centre is included. Our minibus only takes 8 and the tour is very personal! We will make a break on one of the beautiful islands of Eastern Helsinki and enjoy snack and juice. Book online and join the tour!

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Group Events

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. No previous paddling experience is required on our kayak tours. They are very suitable for beginners and experts alike. Apart from kayaking, we offer hiking trips all year round, and snowshoeing tours in the winter season. We also have a lot of other group activities available.

Meeting and kayaking

Our paddling center is located at the Best Western Hotel Rantapuisto.  The newly renovated hotel offers you quality meeting facilities, restaurant services, accommodation and a beachfront sauna. We also have partners elsewhere. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We will help you to build a memorable event for your group. More on group events.

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Shore Excursions

Are you visiting Helsinki on a Baltic Cruise? We offer tours for cruise passengers in the Finnish nature. You can sign up for our individual tours such as Helsinki by Kayak. It is easy to get to our pick-up spot in the city centre. We will give you instructions on how to find your cruise ship after the tour. Our tours are highly rated on TripAdvisor. Give us a chance to make your stay in Helsinki unforgettable!

Private tours

If the scheduled tours don’t suit your needs, we would be happy to arrange a private tour for you. For private tours we have a lot of options, depending on your interests. If you book a private tour, we can pick you up from the cruise ship. The schedule and the content of the tour can be tailored to your requirements. More about shore excursions.



Interesting products

Helsinki Nature by Fatbike

Our new tour running every day of the year. Discover the beautiful nature of Eastern Helsinki riding a Fatbike. More information!

Helsinki by Fatbike


Ilkka’s new blog!

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.

Northern Lights in Pasvik Valley