Paddling Tour

Join us on a tour in the breath-taking nature of Southern Konnevesi National Park. On 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 you can hear the soft splashing of water against the kayak, see the rocks at the bottom of the lake, old trees growing at the rocky shores and enjoy all the relaxing nature sounds. This creates 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.

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

Price: 50 euros per participant, including VAT 10 %. The minimum charge is 150 euros (including 1-3 persons). The price includes: services of a licenced paddling guide during the trip, the required equipment (kayaks, paddles, spraydecks, paddling vests).  coffee/tea and sandwiches.

Book your trip:  Please book your trip by phone +358 40 553 5975 or email info@kalajaretkeily.fi Available upon agreement, June 15th – September 31th 2019.

Location: Southern Konnevesi National Park, Starting and ending at the Hanhitaipale Harbor (address: Satamatie 143, 77700 Rautalampi). Distances: Jyväskylä city centre 112 km and the travelling time is 1h 30 min. Jyväskylä airport 92 km, travelling time 1h 15 min. Kuopio city centre 85 km, travelling time 1h 10 min. Kuopio airport 100 km, travelling time 1h 20 min.

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 120 kg. and it is also necessary to be able to swim. The participants are required to have clothes appropriate for the weather and footwear suitable for paddling. They can also paddle barefoot.

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.