Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. After canoeing fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is absolutely stunning!
Your paddling trip is sheltered from winds by the steep slopes around. Our canoes are stable and fit two people each. At the start of your canoe tour your guide will introduce to you the basics of this old Indian way of moving along the waterways of wild nature. At the other end of this small lake you will climb up the steep hillside and enjoy great views over the National Park. Relax and enjoy the natural environment of this typical lake in Nuuksio National Park.
After a short break you will be guided into the flourishly green forests of this Finnish National Park. On this guided walk following the marked trails you will have the chance to enjoy this beautiful natural environment in a easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by a lakeside.
Canoeing will take place on The Hawk Lake which is only a very small lake, so the paddling distance is not long. The length of the guided hike is about 5km and the pace is easy. This tour is more about enjoying the nature than covering long distance. The canoe tour includes transport back and forth from downtown Helsinki.
Location: Nuuksio Hawk Nest
Pick-up: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (bus stop), address Mannerheiminaukio 2, FI-00100 Helsinki. Departure at 10:30, back downtown at 15:00.
Time: June 1 – August 31 every day. May and September every saturday and sunday.
Group size: 1–8 persons.
Guide: Professional guide from Natura Viva.
Level: No previous paddling or hiking experience required. Our canoes are stable and easy to paddle.
Duration: 4 h 30 min, including transports.
Price includes: Transport from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack.