Incredible! What a way to experience Finland!

The Ekenäs Archipelago National Park is the sea kayakers’ nirvana and Jöns Aschan is the kayaking guru. Together they bring enlightenment that this unique stretch of Finland (or the world, for that matter) is a seaside Shangri-La.

The park is dotted with hundreds of islands and islets. Kayaking through the narrow channels to our destination, the island of Grytskär, we spotted a white-tailed sea eagle, one of the largest raptors in the world, and several species of sea birds. Unique rock formations and rugged tree-covered islands contribute to the feeling of natural splendor.