Haukisaari paddling tour in Southern Konnevesi National Park

Come with us to paddle in beautiful lake scenery of Southern Konnevesi National Park. Along the tour we take a break and make a campfire in the old idyllic campfire shelter, Haukisaari.  There we get to enjoy coffee, tea and a delicious small meal prepared by the guide.

In this easy and relaxing paddling tour we paddle along the old water route.  You can still see marks of the old times and the guide tells you how they transported logs on the lake.

The tour suits well even first-timers, because the length of the tour is 8 km and we paddle with calm pace on still waters.


Duration:       3h , including a brief introduction to paddling gear and technique.

Location:        Southern Konnevesi National Park, Start and return at Häyrylänranta harbor, Satamatie 60, 44300 Konnevesi.

Distances and travelling times: Jyväskylä city center 72 km, c. 1 h 5 min. Jyväskylä airport 52 km, 45 min.  Kuopio city center 107 km, 1 h 25 min.  Kuopio airport 122 km, 1 h 40 min.

Availability:   Upon agreement, 1.5. – 1.9.

Price:   50 euros per participant, including VAT 10 %.  The minimum fee is 150 € (includes 1 – 3 participants)

Price includes: The services of a trained paddling guide and the equipment needed: kayaks, paddles, spray decks, kayaking vest and raincoats for rainy weather. A small meal: coffee/tea and a bun.

Service languages: Finnish and English

Conditions of contract:   We follow the Agreement terms regarding countryside holidays. See annex 1, Agreement terms regarding countryside holidays.

Safety:  The activity is designed with safety in mind and the execution follows the laws concerning the tourism services and regulations of the tourism industry in Finland.

Etelä-Konneveden Luontopalvelut Oy has a liability insurance from OP Financial Group.

The guides used in the paddling tours are licensed paddling guides, who have Red Cross first aid card, travel industry safety passport and hygiene passport.

If the weather conditions do not allow a safety execution of a paddling tour (wind over 8 m/sec) we reserve the right to change it into to the guided hiking tour with a small meal included at the Kalaja campfire shelter in the Southern Konnevesi National Park or cancel the activity.

Limitations to the participations:  Participants need to be over 18-year-old, children below 18 can participate only with a guardian. The minimum weight of the participants is 40 kg and maximum weight 110 kg. They are expected to be able to swim for a few meters. The participants are expected to have clothes appropriate for the weather and footwear suitable for paddling or they can paddle bare foot.

Other:   The tour will be executed with single and double kayaks of varying size. There is a coffee house and a toilet available at the starting point in Hanhitaipale harbor. In the spot for the break in the island, Haukisaari, there is an outhouse available.

Organizer in response: Etelä-Konneveden Luontopalvelut Oy

Address:       Maukolantie 4, 77700 Rautalampi.

Telephone:   +35840 5535975

Email:                                info@kalajaretkeily.fi

Website:       www.kalajaretkeily.fi