Our spring paddling season starts as soon as the ice cover on Lake Saimaa begins to recede. On this canoeing trip, we’ll get up close and personal with the ice and nature as spring awakens.

The trip starts with putting on the appropriate ice paddling gear, preparing the equipment, and a kayaking and safety briefing. After that, the ice paddling expedition can begin. Even if we’re paddling in freezing water, with the right equipment and with professional guide, kayaking is a nice and warm activity, even if a little frost pinches your cheeks. For safety reasons, winter paddling trips are made in tandem kayaks.

If you have never paddle before, this trip will offer a fresh first taste of kayaking. And for those of you who already have some paddling experience under your belt, we offer a new dimension to the wonderful world of kayaking.

Basic fitness and swimming skills are required to participate .

Availability: Saturday 13th and 27th of April and Sunday 28th of April

At other times the trip is available on request in March and April for groups of 2 to 10 people. With larger groups, we can split into smaller groups and plan an alternative programme for those who wait.

Duration: 3 h

Starting point: Puumala town centre (VEERANRANTA: Niementie 1 C, 52200 PUUMALA )or another location as agreed

Price: € 98/person (the minimum price is €392/group). Price includes:

  • services of a winter paddling guide
  • kayaking equipment
  • dry suit, shoes and gloves
  • hot juice
  • transport of equipment
  • liability insurance and 10% VAT

Bring with you: warm underwear, overpants + shirt, woollen socks, a warm hat, sunglasses, and mittens.

Booking: / + 358 50 5487653