Our canoeing and kayaking base in the Hanhitaipale Harbor is located in the South-Eastern corner of the Southern Konnevesi National Park, close to the best canoeing areas and most beautiful cliffs. The address of the Hanhitaipale Harbour is Satamatie 143 Rautalampi. There is a parking lot, a dry toilet and a kayak pier in the Harbour.
Rental instructions: The Hanhitaipale paddling base works on a self-service basis, i.e. you take your kayak or canoe from the rack and paddles and other equipment from the hut and return them to the same place at the end of the rental.
Rental is always made on a 24-hour basis, the rental period starts at 12.00 noon and ends at 11.30 am on the end of the reservation. If you need different departure or return times, please contact us at tel. +358 40 5535975 / Markku Utriainen or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org We will send you the key code to unlock the door and kayak by text message 60 minutes before the start of the booking. The online reservation can be paid with a credit or debit card (Visa credit/debit, MasterCard credit/debit, Visa Electron), with Finnish web bank connections or via PayPal. There is 6 Essence 16 kayaks, 3 yellow Essence 17 kayaks, 2 Star Duo double kayaks and 1 two-seated canoe, one tree-seated canoe and 1 four-seated canoe on the Harbour – be sure that you take the right kayak or canoe. Kayak and canoe renters must be 18 years or over, know how to swim and have the experience about using similar equipment. The paddling vest we use is suitable only for people weighing 40-120 kg. For smaller kids or persons who can´t swim, ask for a life jacket, tel. +358 40 5535975. Our guided canoe trips are also a good and safe way to learn the basics of kayaking.