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All our guides have paddling and first aid certificatesas well as  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. Here you find more information about our tours in Kolovesi NP.

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.
Giant canoe excursion
A different canoeing trip using giant, safe, 7-meter-long voyager canoes in the rugged landscapes of  Kolovesi National Parks. 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: 49 €/person, minimium 525€
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.
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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