Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland
4.7
| 25 reviews

Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland

2 nights
Easy

Explore the gorgeous Nuuksio National Park by land and water and spend a night in a treehouse-style tent

What's Included?

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 8 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.7
| 25 reviews
Kaspian was a great host, very helpful and...
August 2019
Robert
Kaspian was a great host, very helpful and...
August 2019
Robert
The program, activities, sufficient free ti...
July 2019
Cara
The program, activities, sufficient free ti...
July 2019
Cara
The transfers were really convenient. The h...
July 2019
Lorna
Fantastic mix of activities in an amazing n...
July 2019
Faye
Fantastic mix of activities in an amazing n...
July 2019
Faye
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
July 2019
Jo
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
July 2019
Jo
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
July 2019
Jo
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
July 2019
Jo
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
July 2019
Jo
The calm and tranquility of the National Pa...
June 2019
Stephanie
The calm and tranquility of the National Pa...
June 2019
Stephanie
The calm and tranquility of the National Pa...
June 2019
Stephanie
Amazing guides, very good food, good accomm...
July 2018
Bogdan
Amazing guides, very good food, good accomm...
July 2018
Bogdan
Amazing guides, very good food, good accomm...
July 2018
Bogdan
It was such an incredible getaway! I loved...
June 2018
Emma
It was such an incredible getaway! I loved...
June 2018
Emma
It was such an incredible getaway! I loved...
June 2018
Emma
The guides (Mira and Ana) for canoe and SUP...
June 2018
Jane
Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland
Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland
Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland
Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland
Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland

Experience Finland’s Nuuksio National Park, 45 km² of peace and tranquility

Canoe calm lakes, hike through green forests and try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) on picture perfect waters

Spend a unique night in a tent suspended above the forest floor!

Key Information

Day 1

Helsinki

Helsinki

Meet your host at Helsinki Airport and head to your hotel in the centre of town. Check-in, unwind and then head out to explore the city.

Day 2

Hiking and camping

Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland

Take a short drive to a pristine lake located deep inside the national park and spend the day canoeing across the calm water and occasionally carrying your canoe between lakes for an extra bit of adventure! Take a break for a snack and a coffee on the lakeshore and then hike inland to check out the park’s flourishing forests. Drive to the Haltia Nature Centre for lunch and then spend the afternoon exploring, swimming in the nearby lake or hiking the surrounding trails on your own. In the evening, walk to an eco-camp and spend the night in a 2-person tent suspended above the forest floor. Dinner meanwhile will be a basket of goodies for the perfect, cosy evening meal. Fall asleep listening to the sounds of the forest.

Day 3

SUP and departure

Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland

Wake in the tranquil forest and after breakfast drive the short distance to a small and beautiful lake where you'll take to the water on a stand-up paddle board. Experience the sense of freedom and closeness to nature that's unique to SUP and then climb to the top of a nearby hill for a packed lunch with views right across the park. Nuuksio covers two different ecological zones, oak forest and southern boreal forest, with trees extending far into the distance, allowing you to appreciate the vastness of the Finnish wilderness. In the afternoon, drive back to Helsinki in time for your flight home.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Campsite · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland

Finnish cuisine blends traditional and modern continental foods for delicious and varied dining opportunities. Dishes commonly include fish, pork, beef or reindeer, but also involve lots of vegetables and mushrooms. Typical meals include cabbage rolls, hearty stews, meatballs and fish prepared in a number of ways. The evening dinner basket on the second night includes sausages, sandwiches and tea. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, just let your host know in advance.

What is the accommodation like?

Helsinki
Helsinki

You’ll stay at Hotel Katajanokka in the city centre. Rooms are ensuite and include TV and free wifi and the hotel also has an onsite restaurant and bar.

Canoe, Hike and SUP in Finland
The forest

You’ll stay in a 2-person tent at the Tentsile Eco Camp. Tentsile tree tents are low-impact and have a low carbon footprint and are suspended one or more meters above the ground, with the higher tents accessed via a webbing ladder. The lakeside campsite also provides campfires, an eco-toilet, bottled water, sleeping bags, towels and easy access to the Haltia Nature Centre restaurant for breakfast.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Helsinki Airport

17:30

Ends

Helsinki Airport

Flexible

Transfers

Your host will meet you at Helsinki airport at 17:30, but if you arrive early to spend the day in Helsinki there is a fast and cheap airport train connection to the city centre. Your hotel is located close to Market Square in the heart of town. At the end, you'll be returned to the airport. Please schedule your flight home to depart after 17:00.

Travel options

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) is served by regular, inexpensive flights, including direct flights from London on British Airways, Finnair and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

What about all the carbon?

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

  • All your canoeing, SUP and camping equipment

What do I need to bring?

  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Rain/windproof jacket and trousers
  • Hiking shirts and trousers
  • Thermal top and bottom
  • Warm jacket or sweater
  • Warm hat and gloves/mittens
  • Water bottle
  • Head torch
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunblock)
  • Small backpack for carrying personal items

No optional extras are available for this trip.

Hannah(September 2019)

The hosts rearranged the activities to suit the weather, checking I was happy with their suggestions and kept me clearly informed about the plan.

Monique(August 2019)

Matteo the guide was fantastic and the equipment used was excellent.

Nikki(August 2019)

Location, activities, logistics, hotel quality and tensile was fun.

Robert(August 2019)
Kaspian was a great host, very helpful and...
Kaspian was a great host, very helpful and...

Kaspian was a great host, very helpful and knowledgeable. Everything went smoothly there was a good balance between free time and activities. The activities were both a lot of fun especially the paddleboarding. The food was also great!

Cara(July 2019)
The program, activities, sufficient free ti...
The program, activities, sufficient free ti...

The program, activities, sufficient free time, group size and locations were great.

Jonathon(July 2019)

SUP was excellent with great tuition from Kaspian.

Lorna(July 2019)
The transfers were really convenient. The h...

The transfers were really convenient. The hotel was lovely. Hiking, SUP and Canoeing were all really good fun! Hosts made sure everyone had plenty of food, fun activities, and were flexible if we wanted to change anything. There was some free time too which was nice. The tree tents were fun too. I had a lovely group of people.

Faye(July 2019)
Fantastic mix of activities in an amazing n...
Fantastic mix of activities in an amazing n...

Fantastic mix of activities in an amazing national park.

Jo(July 2019)
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...
A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of...

A relaxed itinerary, with a good mixture of activities and plenty of time to explore by yourself. The guide and other travelers were really nice which made the trip a lot more fun.

Stephanie(June 2019)
The calm and tranquility of the National Pa...
The calm and tranquility of the National Pa...
The calm and tranquility of the National Pa...

The calm and tranquility of the National Park were great. Plus the food and unique camping experience.

Rachel(September 2018)

I really enjoyed the activities - canoeing and SUP. The guide for SUP in particular was great

Deborah(September 2018)

Excellent communication, very smooth transitions, beautiful location, good equipment, and friendly, experienced, helpful, and thoughtful guides.

Nadine(July 2018)

Very well organised, everything ran seamlessly and such a beautiful place.

Kiki(July 2018)

Amazing guides, great canoeing snacks, incredible views and quiet and very well organised.

Bogdan(July 2018)
Amazing guides, very good food, good accomm...
Amazing guides, very good food, good accomm...
Amazing guides, very good food, good accomm...

Amazing guides, very good food, good accommodation. 10 out of 10.

Emma(June 2018)
It was such an incredible getaway! I loved...
It was such an incredible getaway! I loved...
It was such an incredible getaway! I loved...

It was such an incredible getaway! I loved absolutely everything but especially the sleeping in the trees and swimming in the beautiful lakes.

Verity(June 2018)

The scenery was stunning with a great mix of activities!

Jane(June 2018)
The guides (Mira and Ana) for canoe and SUP...

The guides (Mira and Ana) for canoe and SUP were brilliant. The places we stayed (hotel and tent) were fab. The activities were amazing as was most of the food. The whole experience was fab.

Julia(September 2017)

Nice time off for the weekend. Ahri without probs dropped me in the city as I stayed one more night. It was good fun. Guides were amazing.

Jana(July 2017)

Stand Up Paddling was excellent, amazing scenery, great hosts. The lunch at the Haltia Nature Reserve was fantastic on both days, in general the whole tentsile experience was fun.

Annette(June 2017)

Arhi was fab - there was a great mix of structured activity and relaxing time. Everything was super organised and it was just so easy! The guides were brilliant too, for both canoeing and SUP boarding - although I've definitely decided I prefer Sit Down Paddle Boarding to Stand Up Paddle Boarding! Pre-trip, I loved that we could both pay directly, rather than one person paying all the money and faffing with bank transfers etc. it made everything so much easier! Arhi was always quick to reply to messages and very helpful! Thanks to all involved. Everything was great - and I love that you've started doing guaranteed adventures. I'll be booking another one sometime :)

Snehal(June 2017)