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.
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The Finnish archipelago, and even more the Ekenäs archipelago is full of world unique features. A dense number of islets, with trees and forest, and also clean-washed rock gardens. True access to all of this is only possible by kayak, and cannot be imagined before seeing it. During one day we are able to enjoy a selection of varying scenery, and be lead by Jöns Aschan to places that only people grown up in the archipelago know where to find.
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.
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.