With a guide

All our guides have paddling and first aid certificates and have years of experience on these waters. With a guide you can relax and enjoy the landscape because the guide navigates, lights the camping fire, cooks all the meals etc. The guides also have stories to tell about wildlife and local lifestyle.

Most trips need at least 4 participants and we gather groups on request.  Sign up for our next departure in our sales office or follow announcements in our journal and event calendar.

Introduction to kayaking

    This introduction course will introduce paddlers to proper technique and safety skills required to enjoy kayak touring. We also make a short paddling trip on sheltered waters in Oravi.

    Duration: ca 2,5 h
    Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience is required.
    Guidance: 4-12 persons / 1 guide
    Starting and returning point: Oravi
    Group size: Max 12 persons.
    Availability: On request May-September.
    Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment,  gloves and shoes. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
    Price: 39 €/ person ( min. 230€) including the necessary canoeing equipment and guidance.
    Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish

    Giant canoe excursion
    A different canoeing trip using giant, safe, 7-meter-long voyager canoes in the rugged landscapes of the Linnansaari or Kolovesi National Parks or on the waters of the historic Castle Olavinlinna. This trip is ideal for companies or other groups that want to enjoy the unique lake nature and the team spirit. Before starting the trip an experienced guide gives the participants safety education and teaches the basics of paddling technique. During the trip we'll enjoy a wilderness snack.
    Duration of the tour: 1,5-3 hours.
    Degree of difficulty: No former canoeing experience required.
    Starting and returning point: Oravi, Järvisydän, Kolovesi or Savonlinna.
    Route: The canoeing route and possible landings can be planned together according to the wishes and time limits of the group.
    Group size: 4-30 persons.
    Availability: May-October, to be booked beforehand.
    Price: 39-49 €/person, minimium 312 € (from Savonlinna and Kolovesi +135€).
    The price includes: Canoeing equipment, guidance, rainwear, a snack and drinks.
    Extra services: In program can be compined for example meal.
    Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

    Day trip in Kolovesi National Park
    Kolovesi National Park is characterized by wilderness-like landscapes, narrow bays and sounds as well as labyrinthine islands. During the trip we have packed lunch and get acquainted with the famous rock-paintings . On the hottest days we can dive into the refreshing waves of Lake Saimaa.
    Duration: 5-6 h in Kolovesi + 2 h transportation.
    Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience is required
    Starting and returning point: Oravi or Kolovesi.
    Group size:  2-12 persons.
    Availability: June-August,to be booked beforehand.
    Price: 92 €/person (min 4 persons)  
    The Price includes: kayak equipment, gloves and shoes. Packed lunch. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
    Service languages: Finnish and English.
    Note: we can also make the trip with giant canoes (group size 6-27 persons), please ask for an offer.

    Day trip in Linnansaari National Park

    The paddling trip to Linnansaari National Park starts in Oravi harbour. First we learn the proper paddling technique and safety skills. Then we paddle slowly and admire the landscapes having breaks now and then. During the trip we have lunch by the camp fire. On hot days there is a possibility to swim in lake Saimaa.
    Duration: ca 5 h
    Degree of difficulty: Former paddling experience is recommended, but not required.
    Guidance: 2-7 persons / 1 guide, 8-12 persons / 2 guides (or depending on the skills of the group)
    Starting and returning point: Oravi
    Availability: June - August. Booked in advance.
    Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, gloves and shoes. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
    Price: 60 €/ person (min 4 persons, min. 360€) including the necessary canoeing equipment, guidance and lunch.
    Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

    A summer night in Linnansaari National Park
    A full-service paddling trip for the whole family in Linnansaari National Park. Our local guides have many years of guidance and paddling experience from this area. In addition to nature experiences the participants have the culinary possibility to try local fish and game delicacies.
    Duration of the tour: 2 days, 1 night.
    Degree of difficulty: No former canoeing experience required, basic physical condition is enough. Suitable for families with children as well.
    Guidance: 4-7 persons / 1 guide, 8-12 persons / 2 guides.
    Price: 208 €/person, children -50%. Incl. equipment, accommodation, sauna, meals and guidance.
    Starting and returning point: Oravi
    Accommodation site: Sammakkoniemi camping site, log huts.

    Kolovesi tour
    Welcome to experience the quiet lake wilderness of Kolovesi National Park with our qualified guides. On our tour we paddle through the whole area of the National Park into the world of Saimaa ringed seals. Accommodation in a real logging cabin. The experience will be crowned by traditional sauna and dinner in the spirit of ancient logging workers.
    Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
    Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience  required
    Starting and returning point: Oravi or Kolovesi.
    Group size: 6-12 persons.
    Availability: May-August, to be booked beforehand.
    Equipmen: The price includes kayak equipment,  gloves and shoes, sleeping bags, guidance, accommodation and food.  Alternatively we use  giant canoes
    The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the camping equipment and first aid kit.
    Price: 420 €/person
    Kayak adventure from Kolovesi to Oravi
    A full-service, guided canoeing adventure in Kolovesi National Park and in the island labyrinth of the wilderness-like lake Joutenvesi. The local guides are trained and they have many years’ guidance and canoeing experience on this area as well as good command of languages. In addition to nature experiences the participants have the culinary possibility to try local fish and game delicacies.
    Duration of the tour: 3 days, 2 nights.
    Degree of difficulty: Earlier canoeing experience is recomended, but not necesary.
    Group size: 2-5 persons/1 guide, 6-12 persons/2 guides.
    Starting and returning point: Oravi
    Route: The route flows in Kolovesi National Park, where motor boating is prohibited, as well as in the labyrinthine archipelago of wilderness-like lake Joutenvesi. The daily paddling sections are determined by existing weather conditions along the safest route. Former paddling experience is recommended, but not required. Terrain accommodation in two-person tents.
    Availability: June-August, to be booked beforehand.
    Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, gloves and shoes, sleeping bags and pads and tents. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the camping equipment and first aid kit.
    Price: 390 €/ person (min. 4 persons) including the necessary canoeing and camping equipment, guidance and the meals mentioned in the program.
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