Currently in the plans: Paddle tour to Jussarö Tuesday 25.7 kl 10 - Thursday 27.7 and Monday 7.8 kl 10 - Wednesday 9.8. Ekenäs to Källviken monday 12.6.2017 kl 17-21, wednesday 14.6.2017 kl 10-15, tuesday 18.7.2017 kl 10-15.
Paddle to Jussarö in Ekenäs/Tammisaari
is the largest of outer islands in the Ekenäs (Tammisaari) archipelago and is an island with many faces. The most obvious is its history of iron ore and mining. Second and less known is the islands hidden miniature archipelago that is often challenging to reach. As a motor boater you would consider magnetic disturbances, underwater rocks, waves and narrow channels met by rocks on both sides. Many ships rest on the sea bead around the island.
A kayaker must consider the remoteness and that the island is exposed to mist and windwaves. If the weather changes to challenging there would be no time to loose if you want to seek shelter elsewhere. The distance to Jussarö by kayak is 8km from the closest carpark, a further 5 km to the Lighthouse on Sundharun. Many interesting features can be found on the way. Channels, pits in the bead rock, channels, pondlike bays, boathouses and nice shores to relax on.
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Paddlingsfabriken organizes kayak tours to Jussarö and Sundharun lighthouse on order. A strong paddler can make a day visit, starting early to get the most of the experience. To really enjoy you should opt for a two or three day alternative. It will be a learning expericence for your kayaking and navigation.
3 day guided tours
In short: This kayak tour starts along the river passing by the 14th century castle of Raseborg. We continue past lake-like bays and narrow lowland channels that are difficult to reach by any other vehicle. The default meeting place is in Ekenäs by the same shore where we will end the paddle. We estimate the paddle distance to be 18km with four hours of paddling and an hours rest halfway. Travel and preparation is about 1 hour. Minimum skills/target audience: Beginner with a good fysical endurance. Pre-booking and pre-payment.
For those who want to do it self guided we do require, as always on self guided tours, that participants have sufficient training and experience to properly take care of themselves and the equipment.
Örö island recently opened for the public after beeing a military fortification and restricted area for 100 years. It is located south from Turku and the Kimito and Rosala islands, west from Hanko and Bengtskär lighthouse. Rare protected grass. flowers and butterflys grow and breed in harmony on this wind beaten island. A kayaker will be inspired by beatiful labyrinths of rocks and islands varying of shape. A shortest route by kayak takes in excess of 2 hours, more with time to enjoy the scenery and alternative routes.
If we cannot skate, then we can go for a paddle! Or the other way around. What would be a better way to cool an evil Christmas Pixie than to join the company of adventurous "Tomtenissar" for a paddle. This tour will be accompanied by a seasoned and sober Pixie (father Christmas is busy and cannot paddle anyway) who will make sure nobody in the company hurts himself or others and that they are able to continue with their evil Christmas duties. You do not have to bring your own equipment provided you properly fill in your wish list (booking form).