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Wonderful way to see Helsinki

Had a fantastic time on the kayak trip. It is a nice way to see Helsinki away from the busy city... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
Helsinki by Kayak

The "Helsinki by Kayak" programme starts at the Kiasma museum where your guide picks you up (with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilson K
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Natura Viva is an outdoor company in Southern Finland. We do kayaking and fatbike tours in the Helsinki area. In the summer our most popular tour is Helsinki by Kayak. We also rent kayaks at our Paddling Center in Eastern Helsinki Fatbike tours are available all year.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Harbonkatu 13, Helsinki 00980, Finland
+358 10 2924030

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a fantastic time on the kayak trip. It is a nice way to see Helsinki away from the busy city and out to nature. Emil was my tour guide and I was the only person on the tour on the day I went -...More

Thank trinkett7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "Helsinki by Kayak" programme starts at the Kiasma museum where your guide picks you up (with up to 7 others) for a 30min or so transfer to their paddling centre. When you reach, they provide free caps and sunblock lotion should you need any....More

Thank Wilson K
Reviewed 1 week ago

So happy we did this! Tour guide picked us up near Kiasma, and took us to the wonderful place to start the tour. Nature is beautiful. No words for it. Weather was not so friendly, but there was no rain, only clouds. That was good...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous way to spend a few hours. Emil was our tour guide on a rainy Helsinki day. He was charming, friendly and informed during our Kayak experience. This is a must see tour if you get to Finland. Also, we had a...More

Thank 676deannap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our kayaking tour with Outi from Natura Viva. She managed our motley group calmly & with humor. Lunch on a little island with ( yes) sea buckthorn juice was perfect. Good equipment and a beautiful location in Finnish nature.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I joined the midnight kayaking tour on a Friday evening in June, after a hectic work week. It was simply breathtaking! It's still Helsinki but the neighbourhood is green and beautiful, absolutely not in the city! We were lucky with the weather, having a clear...More

Thank Busy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a Baltic cruise and wanted to do something different that shop and hit museums during our trip in Helsinki. I found Natura Viva on trip advisor, and after emailing and receiving quick responses - and reassurance that we would be able to...More

Thank JoniTampa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were amazing. We were doing a cruise with a short 6-hour stop in Helsinki. The ship's kayaking shore excursion seemed really expensive so I checked out trip advisor and found Natura Viva. They were much cheaper, they provided lunch, they picked us up...More

1  Thank loganbeau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy famous Finnish nature without leaving Helsinki. The sea is dotted with little islands, many of which are open for day visitors or for overnight camping (ask the staff for details) so bring a picnic lunch. The staff are...More

Thank Liisa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience! Neither of us had been kayaking before, but the double kayak was very stable, and the equipment excellent. Emil was a great and helpful instructor and guide and took photos to send on to us. Setting off in the early morning mist was...More

1  Thank Julie L
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5 April 2017|
Response from IlkkaLa | Property representative |
Hi! At the moment we don't have a night paddling tour available at that time. However at this time of the season we can still open one, if the three of you are interested. If so, please send us an email and we can work out... More
25 September 2016|
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Response from IlkkaLa | Property representative |
Hi and I am sorry I have not seen this question before! Our kayaking season is from May until the end of September. Taking a 4 year old on a regular tour is not possible. The age limits for our regular tours are 10 years old... More
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16 May 2016|
Response from IlkkaLa | Property representative |
Hi. The price for our Helsinki by Kayak tour is 67 € per person. We also have double kayaks available! Best Regards, Ilkka