Basecamp 1 is on the Gullö island south of Ekenäs. Easy to access by car, by the waterways from Ekenäs. Basecamp 2 (lat: 59.8501, long: 23.4097) is located in an extraordinary place, and available for our kayaking customers. We offer sauna, meals and indoor accommodation on this remote island. It is a much appreciated destination where we can offer most of variation to all sorts of sea kayaking. We organise paddling classes and recreational meetings here in combinations with archipelago tour. Beds for 6 persons, official camping spots nearby and have 10 seats around the dinner table.
- Greenland style low volume kayak built with pine strips in the core. (3.800 euro)
Page about the strip built version of Fragrance.
Fragrance low volume design makes rolling easier to learn, and with some comfort for your legs. Especially the back deck is so low that it is constantly flushed by water. The watertight hatch cover gets a new meaning. Even a small leak could quickly fill up the boat hatch. Edge and half the hatch will be submerged. We did manage to construct a hatch cover that is even tighter and easier to handle than most commercially sold factory hatches, while still using wood. Our goal is to have a hatch - even on this low volume kayak - that could allow keeping spareclothes dry even spred loosley in the hatch. The covers are still easy to open and close.
Too tired arms to keep on paddling?
Too tired to follow, and awkward feelign in your arms and wrists, the others are happily paddling away or your kayak is turning in all other directions? Perhaps you'd like to become a successful competition kayaker or only do it for the joy. Don't let the small aches destroy it for you, but go and ask someone else analyse your forward paddling and fix it in small steps.
I (Jöns Aschan) started with kayak renting and guided tours as a trial summer 2004. I continue the operation with the name Paddlingsfabriken or "Paddlefactory". Paddles are core and factory since our equipment and services are combined to services for you and your personal experience. Tens of years of experience, archipelago and kayaking becomes our product. You should consider at least part of your Finland visit to be a tour in the Ekenäs archipelago toghether with us.
This national park is not accessible by car but can be reached by kayak. We will paddle through the inner archipelago and make our way to the rugged islets of the outer archipelago.
We will paddle as far out in the archipelago as the weather conditions allow. We will also try to reach Jussarö island with its compelling history as a former mine and subsequent restricted military area. The island has only been open to the general public since the beginning of 2005. Today Jussarö offers an instructive nature trail which is an essential experience.
We will spend the night in tents and prepare our food with stoves. This trip is suitable for both beginners and advanced paddlers.
This tour is targeted to serve families with children and young teenagers, but there is no reason why and older person would not enjoy the same games and teaching excersises. Kids and young teenagers enjoy kayaking as such. In a family setting they might be bored without the extra action. The young quickly learn an exceed their elders in skills in the right setting. The proper challenges are brought by educational games towards kayak handling, balancing and rescue skills. This tour is designed to be spiced with games and skills learning while having a goal to reach a camping site/cottage in the unique archipelago of Ekenäs. We pick and choose from a palette of activities that we feel will inspire most at that moment.
The tour is approximately 8-10 kilometers per day. Our experience is that children even under the age of 9 and up can paddle the distance in their own boat, participate and enjoy in the company of their parent(s). Parents may learn about towing and safety considerations where they play with their kids.
Small islands and rocks can be explored by foot or by kayak at the destination. Food and sauna can be included. Sleeping is either in high quality tents with sleeping bags or in a cottage.