Kayaking is a great way to explore the beautiful nature and islands of Helsinki. Join our beginners course and learn the basics skills in kayaking.
Kayaking is an easy outdoor pastime and suitable for everyone. It is not overly streneous and easy to learn. Apart from the exercise, you also relax and get away from the occasionally hectic schedules. You can relax both your body and your mind.
Taking part on a beginners course in kayaking is a great way to learn this sport. You'll learn all the basics on our kayaking course and this is the best way to start progressing as a kayaker. We'll teach safety, planning kayaking trips and paddling techniques to make your kayaking more enjoyable. Our group sizes are small and all our instructors are trained professionals – You will have a great time while learning how to kayak! The aim is to give you the tools to continue safe kayaking by yourself. The duration of the course is 10 hours and most of it is spent on the water.
Our course follows the guidelines given by the Finnish Canoeing and Rowing Federation and for your taking part on the course you will be awarded the Euro Paddle Pass 1 certificate.
Location: Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.
Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 18–21.30.
Instructors: Natura Viva professional guides.
Requirements: No previous experience required. The participants must be at least 16 years old.
Price includes: Instruction, kayak, paddle, sprayskirt and PFD (personal floating device). Two hour free kayak rental at the Paddling Center after the course.