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Guided trips

Introduction to Kayaking

This introduction course will introduce paddlers to proper technique and safety skills required to enjoy kayak touring. We also make a short paddling trip on sheltered waters in Oravi.

  • Duration: ca 2,5 h
  • Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience is required.
  • Guidance: 4-12 persons / 1 guide
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi
  • Group size: Max 12 persons.
  • Availability: On request May-September.
    Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, a paddling jacket (when needed), gloves and shoes. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
  • Price: 39 €/ person ( min. 230€) including the necessary canoeing equipment and guidance.
  • Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish

Day trip in Linnansaari National Park

The paddling trip to Linnansaari National Park starts from Oravi Outdoor Centre. First we learn the proper paddling technique and safety skills. Then we paddle slowly and admire the landscapes having breaks now and then. During the trip we have lunch by the camp fire. On hot days there is a possibility to swim in lake Saimaa.

  • Duration: ca 5 h
  • Degree of difficulty: Former paddling experience is recommended, but not required.
  • Guidance: 2-7 persons / 1 guide, 8-12 persons / 2 guides (or depending on the skills of the group)
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi
  • Availability: June - August. Booked in advance.
  • Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, a paddling jacket (when needed), gloves and shoes. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
  • Price: 60 €/ person (min 4 persons, min. 360€) including the necessary canoeing equipment, guidance and lunch.
  • Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

A Summer Night in Linnansaari National Park

A full-service paddling trip for the whole family in Linnansaari National Park. Our local guides have many years of guidance and paddling experience from this area. In addition to nature experiences the participants have the culinary possibility to try local fish and game delicacies.

  • Duration of the tour: 2 days, 1 night.
  • Degree of difficulty: No former canoeing experience required, basic physical condition is enough. Suitable for families with children as well.
  • Guidance: 4-7 persons / 1 guide, 8-12 persons / 2 guides.
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi
  • Accommodation site: Sammakkonieme camping site, log sheds.
  • Route: The route flows in the labyrinthine archipelago of Linnansaari National Park. The paddling sections are determined by existing weather conditions along the safest route. Accommodation in 4-person log huts on Sammakkoniemi camping area in Linnansaari.
  • Availability: June-August, to be booked beforehand.
  • Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, a canoeing jacket, gloves and shoes.
    The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the camping equipment and first aid kit.
  • Price: 208 € /person (min 4 persons, children under 12 years -50 %) including the necessary canoeing and camping equipment, guidance and the meals mentioned in the program.

Day trip in Kolovesi National Park

The Kolovesi National Park is characterized by wilderness-like landscapes, narrow bays and sounds as well as labyrinthine islands. During the trip we have packed lunch and get acquainted with the famous rock-paintings . On the hottest days we can dive into the refreshing waves of Lake Saimaa.

  • Duration: 5-6 h in Kolovesi + 2 h transportation.
    Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience is required
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi or Kolovesi.
  • Group size:  2-12 persons.
  • Availability: June-August,to be booked beforehand.
  • Price: 92 €/person (min 4 persons) 
  • The Price includes: kayak equipment, a paddling jacket (when needed), gloves and shoes. Packed lunch. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
  • Service languages: Finnish and English.
    Note: we can also make the trip with giant canoes (group size 6-27 persons), please ask for an offer.

Kolovesi tour

Welcome to experience the quiet lake wilderness of Kolovesi National Park with our qualified guides. On our tour we paddle through the whole area of the National Park into the world of Saimaa ringed seals. Accommodation in a real logging cabin. The experience will be crowned by traditional sauna and dinner in the spirit of ancient logging workers.

  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night.
    Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience  required
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi or Kolovesi.
  • Group size: 4-12 persons.
  • Availability: May-August,to be booked beforehand.
  • Equipmen: The price includes kayak equipment, a canoeing jacket, gloves and shoes, sleeping bags. The tour can also be carried out using voyager canoes (for 4-12 persons).
    The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the camping equipment and first aid kit.
  • Price: 229 €/person including the necessary canoeing and camping equipment, guidance, accommodation and the meals mentioned in the programme.

Kayakadventure from Kolovesi to Oravi

A full-service, guided canoeing adventure in Kolovesi National Park and in the island labyrinth of the wilderness-like lake Joutenvesi. The local guides are trained and they have many years’ guidance and canoeing experience on this area as well as good command of languages. In addition to nature experiences the participants have the culinary possibility to try local fish and game delicacies.

  • Duration of the tour: 3 days, 2 nights.
  • Degree of difficulty: Earlier canoeing experience is recomended, but not necesary.
  • Group size: 2-5 persons/1 guide, 6-12 persons/2 guides.
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi
  • Route: The route flows in Kolovesi National Park, where motor boating is prohibited, as well as in the labyrinthine archipelago of wilderness-like lake Joutenvesi. The daily paddling sections are determined by existing weather conditions along the safest route. Former paddling experience is recommended, but not required. Terrain accommodation in two-person tents.
  • Availability: June-August, to be booked beforehand.
  • Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, a canoeing jacket, gloves and shoes, sleeping bags and pads and tents. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the camping equipment and first aid kit.
  • Price: 390 €/ person (min. 4 persons) including the necessary canoeing and camping equipment, guidance and the meals mentioned in the program.

Giant Canoe Excursion

A different canoeing trip using giant, safe, 7-meter-long voyager canoes in the rugged landscapes of the Linnansaari or Kolovesi National Parks or on the waters of the historic Castle Olavinlinna. This trip is ideal for companies or other groups that want to enjoy the unique lake nature and the team spirit. Before starting the trip an experienced guide gives the participants safety education and teaches the basics of paddling technique. During the trip we'll enjoy a wilderness snack.

  • Duration of the tour: 2,5-3 hours.
  • Degree of difficulty: No former canoeing experience required.
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi, Järvisydän, Kolovesi or Savonlinna.
  • Route: The canoeing route and possible landings can be planned together according to the wishes and time limits of the group.
  • Group size: 4-30 persons.
  • Availability: May-October, to be booked beforehand.
  • Price: 49 €/person, minumium 490€ (from Savonlinna and Kolovesi +50€).
  • The price includes: Canoeing equipment, guidance, rainwear, anack and drinks.
  • Extra services: In program can be compined for example meal.
  • Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

Giant canoe excursion 1,5 hours

This trip is ideal for companies or other groups that want to enjoy the unique lake nature and the team spirit. Short canoe tour in the waters of Oravi.

  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi or Järvisydän
  • Group size: 4-30 persons
  • Availability: May-October
  • Price: 39€/ person, minimum 350€

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