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Winterkayaking at sea with iceSnow, sheets of thin ice, crisp white snow, shades of black and white. Glimmering blue water against or gently falling snow settling on the kayak deck. The contrasts are huge and the richness of colours can be owerwhelming of sparse to the minimum. Blocks of ice may display tourqouise shine like giant jewellery.


Deadly cold water and a tippy kayak, perhaps surrounded by ice and frost in the air.  For you it looks like a trap with only one outcome. A gasp of cold water in your lungs, or at least severe hypothermia and inability to act rationally. No way you would volunteer - would you?  Some paddlers defy the cold in order to enjoy and lead paddling tours in the winter landscapes. Jöns Aschan is one of them. He will equip properly with gear and skills to demonstrate skills useful to avoid the dangers of the elements. Ask him about the time when he suddenly found himself looking up at the ice from below. The actual show in the water will take about a quarter and can be accompanied by fabulous video scenery and stories from winter tours.

Svartå Bruk (Mustion Ruukki) is located at the offspring of Lohjanjärvi (Lojosjön). A small river with slow flowing water and minor rapids starts with water from Lohjanjärvi and flows all the way to Pohjanlahti. The river has a few powerplant dams where kayaks need to be carried around if going the full length of the river. The river stretches past agriculture areas for a distance of 24 kilometers. The tour may start and extend some of the distance to return back upstream to the startingpoint.

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.