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Stand up paddling, SUP, is a great summer sports. Enjoy stand up paddling in Nuuksio National Park, book a guided tour or rent a SUP board!

Stand up paddling is an upward-trending sport in Finland: easy for everyone to take up, relaxing and fun. You only need a SUP board, sunshine and calm waters – Hawk Lake in Nuuksio National Park offers the perfect conditions for Stand Up Paddling, whether it’d be a guided SUP tour around the lake or a self-guided SUP session. Hawk Lake is a calm forest lake with astounding scenery and friendly waters - ideal for SUP!

Guided SUP tours

Natura Viva offers guided SUP tours in Nuuksio National Park weekly all through the summer season. The Nuuksio SUP Adventure contains transport from downtown Helsinki and back – a truly easy and no-fuzz way to get acquainted with this lovely summer hobby. All in all the tour will take about 4 and a half hours. Read more on the product card below and book the Nuuksio SUP Adventure. This activity can also be ordered as a private event (for minimum 4 persons). Contact us to find out more about private bookings!

There are also SUP activities available at the Helsinki Paddling Center in Vuosaari. 

Guided group SUP tours

For bigger groups we provide a wide array for possibilities for SUP sessions. You can either book an personified SUP experience or combine the SUP session with other outdoor activities, for instance Fatbiking or hiking. Read more on our group page.

Rent a SUP board

For self-guided stand up paddling we offer SUP boards for rent at the Hawk Nest. The boards come in two sizes and rental duration starts from one hour. Hawk Lake is nicely compact – You will have a fun time paddling on the lake and don’t have to worry about getting lost. The Haukanholma campfire site on the lakeshore offers a cozy place for a breather in-between. 

Rental SUP boards also available at The Helsinki Paddling Center in Vuosaari. 

SUP in Nuuksio

Hawk Lake is the optimal SUP environment: calm, compact and stunningly beautiful. The lake is surrounded by steep rocks and thick forests – the typical yet forever-pleasing sight of the Finnish wilderness. Hawk Lake is ideal for a couple hours worth of paddling – You can begin by enjoying a cold lemonade on the porch of Cafe Silva and finish the perfect outdoor day with a dip in the lake. 

Stand up paddling is, in addition of it being really fun, also good exercise which affects the muscles in the midriff, biceps and legs equally – not forgetting the fresh forest air flowing through the lungs when paddling in the nature. A clear win-win for both the body and mind! 

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