Enjoy two full days of sea kayaking among remote islets in the beautiful Gulf of Finland. Spend a memorable night camping on a deserted beach and enjoy a campfire dinner under the stars. This Epic Weekend adventure includes:
- 2 days of guided sea kayaking
- 1 night in hotel accommodation
- 1 night camping on a remote island
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 campfire dinner
- Professional, local, English-speaking guide
- Airport transfers and activity transfers
- All kayaking and camping equipment
This is the perfect trip for individuals seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating weekend on the water. No previous kayaking experience required.
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Meals as described
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Your host will meet you at the Helsinki Airport. Transfer to your hotel just 25 minutes away, then spend the evening exploring Finland's beautiful capital.
Saturday: Kayak and camp
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide at 09:00.
The hotel is conveniently just a short walking distance from the launch point. Pack your personal belongings into a dry bag and leave the rest in a locker for your return.
Review safety with your guide, then paddle into the bay to start your adventure.
You have no fixed route, so explore at will! There's a lot to see and experience. Keep an eye out for wildlife like grey seals and sea eagles, and feel free to pull up at pristine beaches to explore on land.
Stop for lunch on one of the islands before continuing to your campsite. Enjoy a very tranquil evening by the sea, and indulge in a well-earned three-course dinner cooked over the campfire.
Sunday: Kayak and departure
Wake up to an incomparable view and enjoy coffee and breakfast around the campfire.
Launch into the bay and meander your way to the mainland, arriving around midday. Take a warming shower, eat lunch, then transfer back to the airport for your flight home.
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
The first night will be in a seaside hotel. The hotel features sea views, ensuite twin rooms, and an included breakfast. Limited single rooms are available too; please inquire if interested.
The second night will be spent camping on an island in spacious 3-person expedition tents shared by two participants. If the weather is nice you may sleep on the shore under the stars. Sleeping pads and sleeping mats are provided.
You will paddle among the islands of an archipelago in the Gulf of Finland, a remote corner of the Baltic Sea. The tide is modest and the area is quite protected from the weather thanks to the thousands of islets and islands. Many birds can be seen in the area, as well as grey seals and ringed seals. Most of the islands are easy to land on, with rocky shores polished and flattened during the ice age.
The Gulf of Finland is very convenient as it’s less than half-an-hour from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Despite its proximity to Helsinki, the gulf offers tranquil and beautiful wilderness to explore. In Finland, nature is always nearby!
You will be met at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land by 16:20 or earlier. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.
End point? You will be dropped off at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. You are free to book any flight that departs after 17:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.
Getting there and away?
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) is served by regular, inexpensive flights. You can get any flight that suits you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.
For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.
Dates & Prices
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There are currently no planned group departures. Please contact this host to request a quote for a custom trip.
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