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Sea Kayaking and Wild Camping in Estonia

Explore beautiful Estonian islands steeped in history, culture and wildlife - a unique Nordic sea experience

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Sea Kayaking and Wild Camping in Estonia

Explore beautiful Estonian islands steeped in history, culture and wildlife - a unique Nordic sea experience

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Estonia
ANNUAL LEAVE
1 day off work
GROUP SIZE
Up to 8 people
MEETING POINT
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
ACCOMMODATION
Wild camping · Hostel
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

No prior experience needed but you should be generally fit and happy to be in the water for a while.

Surround yourself with pristine nature and feel like you’ve been transported back in time

Explore the narrow streets of Tallinn - the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe

Circumnavigate the twin islands of Pakri, feast with the locals and enjoy a tepee sauna by the sea

Included

Guides

Professional, local, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night wild camping on a remote island and 1 night's hostel accommodation in Tallinn's old town

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your kayaking and camping equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Tallinn Airport

12:00 noon on Day 1

Ends

Tallinn Airport

10:00 on Day 3

Transfers

Your adventure begins at Tallin Airport (TLL) where you will meet your guide and fellow adventurers in the arrivals area at 12:00. Please ensure your flight lands at least 30 minutes before the start point to get your transfer.

Your adventure ends when your host drops you at Tallin Airport (TLL) on Sunday morning. You are free to book any flight which departs after 11:30. Alternatively if you wish to stay for longer, you are welcome to make your own arrangements.

If you would rather be collected from Tallin town centre or dropped off there at the end, just let your host know.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Tallinn from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Wild camping · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Hostel · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

You'll enjoy seasonal food that's often harvested locally. Dinner on day 1 will be with the local, Swedish residents (yes, really!)on the island where you’ll enjoy roast beef from their highland cattle, or a vegetarian alternative. If you have any special dietary requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

What is the accommodation like?

Suur-Pakri Island

You’ll wild camp beneath the stars and by the water in a single or 2-person tent, the choice is yours.

Tallinn

You’ll stay at Fat Margaret's hostel in a shared dorm. Rooms are clean, comfortable and modern and the hostel has a sauna for their guests to use.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room in the hostel can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability)

Day 1

Kayak to Suur-Pakri

Kayaking

2hrs · 4km

Hiking

1hr · 4km

Begin the adventure with lunch as Padise Manor; an 18th century mansion now housing a boutique hotel and restaurant in the Estonian countryside. Head to Kurkse Port where you’ll get your kit and kayak before hitting the water. Paddle over to Suur-Pakri Island, set up camp for the night and then start exploring. Hike to a local village and enjoy a traditional dinner with the local people who have inhabited the island for centuries. Take a tractor ride back to camp and enjoy some drinks around the campfire and a tepee sauna to round-off an unforgettable day.

Day 2

Explore the shipwreck

Kayaking

2-3hrs · 6km

Hiking

1hr · 3km

Take to the water once again as you paddle to a shipwreck that lies between the twin islands; originally sunk as a target for military aircraft and now home to a wealth of marine wildlife. Rock hop over granite boulders, fossil hunt beneath towering limestone cliffs and take a refreshing dip in the sea, before stopping for a picnic lunch at the local chapel. Get back into your kayak and paddle over to the mainland before heading back to Talinn. Spend the rest of the day discovering the old town at your leisure and exploring the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe, complete with Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture.

Day 3

Time to return home

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then head back to the airport in time for your flight home – after a last wander around this beautiful city of course.

Please Note

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.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 15% discount on us to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock, Runner's Need, and Cycle Surgery.

What's included?

  • All kayaking gear (kayak, paddle, neoprene-kevlar spraydeck, dry bags, drysuit (if needed))
  • Self-inflatable mattress

What do I need to bring?

  • 3 Season sleeping bag (can be hired for 20 Euros)
  • Sports clothes for paddling (quick trying clothes)
  • Long sleeve clothes for evening in the camp
  • Lightweight and packable waterproof jacket (just in case)
  • A travel-towel for sauna (and swimwear if needed, but the locals might be naked!)
  • Water bottle
  • Sun screen
  • Head-torch for camp
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Mobile phone
  • Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

You don't need any previous kayaking experience but should be fit enough to be active for a few hours at a time. You do need to be able to swim and be happy to do some short hikes.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

In general, the summers are warm with dominating high pressure systems. Temperatures average around 17-20˚C, with July and August being warmer than June.

Any extra luggage can be safely left with your local host when you start kayaking on Day 1. You'll be reunited with it at the end of Day 2.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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