Guided kayaking and canoeing trips in Oulu area


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Our professional paddling instructor takes you to a nice kayaking or canoeing trip in Oulu - The Capital of Northern Scandinavia

The scenery of the Oulu river and seaside provide most beautiful settings for a variety of paddling activities that combine physical exercise and enjoying the outdoors.

The Finnaction kayaking and canoeing trips begin with transportation from your accommodation to the shoreline. In the beginning we’ll teach the basics of kayaking and go carefully through the safety features. Paddling provides a unique perspective on the nature and cityscape of Oulu. In conclusion we’ll transport you back to your accommodation.

The trip is lead by a trained and experienced instructor and carried out with single seated kayaks. However, for bigger groups two-seated kayaks and open canoes are available as well. The trip doesn’t require any previous experience.

Simply step out the door of your accommodation and your experience is ready to begin!

Our ready-made trips are primarily for kayaking but canoes are available as well. If you want a canoe please contact us.

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Ready-made kayaking trips:


Kayaking at river Oulu delta

The delta of Oulu River is a diverse paddling location providing both cultural and natural scenery. We can for example visit the water’s edge of the market place, the naturally beautiful Mustasalmi, Toppilansalmi or Kahvila Poiju (cafe) where one can have lunch or coffee with baked goods. The paddling location is situated about 10 minutes from the hotel.

Kayaking at Delta of river Oulu

Group paddling at the delta of river Oulu

Price: 75€ / person
Price includes:

  • Transportation from your accommodation to paddling location and back
  • Guidance by a professional Paddling Instructor
  • Rental of a kayak, life jacket and all the necessary equipment
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

Duration: 2 hours of kayaking
When: From 1th of June until 30th of September
Group size: 1 – 25 (contact us if your group is bigger)
For who: For persons over the age of 12. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian

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Kayaking at Islands of Varjakka at Oulu sea

The Islands of Varjakka provide a fascinating scenery of Gulf of Bothnia at its finest.
The trip also offers a completely different perspective on the cityscape compared to for example a walk. This trip includes a disembarkment on an island providing shelter and a fireplace so it’s possible to roast sausages and make a pot of coffee on open fire in the traditional Finnish way. The starting point of the paddling trip is situated about 25 minutes from the hotel.

Kayaking at Sea of Oulu

Kayaking at the Islands of Varjakka is an unique experience.

A pot of coffee

We will go ashore on an island to roast some sausages and make a pot of coffee.

Price: 100€ / person
Price includes:

  • Transportation from your accommodation to paddling location and back
  • Guidance by a professional Paddling Instructor
  • Rental of a kayak, life jacket and all the necessary equipment
  • Roasted sausages, pot of coffee, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

Duration: 3 hours of kayaking plus approximately 1 hour on the island in the middle of the trip
When: From 1th of June until 30th of September
Group size: 1 – 25 (contact us if your group is bigger)
For who: For persons over the age of 12. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian

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