Summer night paddling – Southern Konnevesi National Park

Join us on a paddling trip in the dusk of an approaching night.

The peacefulness of the national park, waves splashing against the kayak, the red glow of the setting sun on the horizon, a fire crackling in the settling dark and the delicious food enjoyed in its light.  They create their own unique atmosphere, which will make an ever-lasting memory.

The trip is also suitable for less experienced paddlers since we will paddle at a slow pace in calm waters.  The kayaking trip is 10-12 km depending on the route chosen.

Price:      60 euros/participant, includes VAT 10%.  Minimum charge 180 euros (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).  Food (coffee/tea, sandwiches and spread, cold smoked salmon, beef cold cuts and Finnish squeaky cheese with locally made buckthorn-raspberry jam).

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

Duration:    The trip starts at 8 pm and  it takes c. 4 hours.

Location:    Southern Konnevesi National Park, which is located in Lakeland. in central Finland.  Starting and returning point is  the Hanhitaipale harbour, address Satamatie 140, 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.

.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:    Group size is 1 – 9 persons. We use single and double kayaks. There are outhouses at Hanhitaipale harbour at the break location in the Kaituri lean-to. If the weather (wind speed over 8 m/s) does not allow the safe execution of the paddling trip, we reserve the right to cancel it or change it into a guided hike at the Kalaja lean-to shelter in Southern Konnevesi National Park.