Paddling tour – Käpynän Ukko

Join us in a tour in the breath-taking nature of Southern Konnevesi National Park. In this easy and relaxing paddling tour you get to paddle under a cliff, admire the rock walls covered in lichen and greet the Käpynän Ukko, a rocky face of an old man, who guards the peace of the national park from his spot at the hills of Käpynä. Along the tour we take a break in the idyllic small island, Varpusenlinna, and get to enjoy coffee, tea and a snack prepared by the guide.

Paddling on the lake, the soft splashing of water against the kayak, seeing the rocks at the bottom of the lake, old trees growing at the rocky shores and all the relaxing nature sounds create an unforgettable experience that will stay in the memories of the participants.

The tour suits well even first-timers, because the length of the tour is approximately 5 km and we paddle with calm pace on still waters.

Price:  50 €/person, includes VAT 10 %.  Minimum charge150 € (includes 1 – 3 participants).

Price includes:  The services of a licenced paddling guide during the trip and the required equipment (kayaks, paddles, spraydecks, paddling vests and raincoats).  Coffee/tea and  sandwiches.

Book your trip:  Please book your trip 2 days in advance at the latest.  Phone +358 40 553 5975 or email

Location:  Southern Konnevesi National Park, which is located in Lakeland in central Finland.  Starting and returning point is  the Hanhitaipale harbour, address Satamatie 143, 77700 Rautalampi.

The nearest bus station or railway station is in Suonenjoki, 34 km from the Hanhitaipale Harbour. Taxis are available at the station.    Distances: Jyväskylä city centre 112 km and travel time by car is c. 1 h 35 min. Jyväskylä airport 92 km and travel time c. 1 h 15 min. Kuopio city centre 85 km and travel time 1 h 10 min. Kuopio airport 100 km and travel time 1 h 20 min.  It is easy to reach by you own or a rental car. We are glad to advice with transportation.

Duration:   2 hours 30 minutes.

Requirements for the participants: The participants need to be over 18 years old. Children under 18 can participate in the company of a guardian.  The minimum weight of the participants is 40 kg and maximum weight 110 kg. and it is also necessary to be able to swim for at least 5 meters. The participants are required to have clothes appropriate for the weather and footwear suitable for paddling. They can also paddle barefoot..

Other:    The tour will be executed with single and double kayaks of varying size. There is an outhouse available at the starting point in Hanhitaipale harbor. The spot for the break in the Varpusenlinna island does not have any commodities.



Käpynän ukko.
The Dude of Käpynä