Melontaa Vuosaaressa

Natura Viva is the leading kayak rental company and course provider in Finland.

Kayak rental opens on the 16th of May 2012.

Weekdays 3 pm - 9 pm
Weekends 10 am - 8 pm
Summer season (June Sildigra price, July and August):
Every day 10 am - 10 pm
Weekdays 2 pm - 8 pm
Weekends 10 am - 8 pm
We are open until the 23rd of September!

Natura Viva - Vuosaari Paddling Center is located in Vuosaari, Helsinki at Conference Hotel Rantapuisto. We offer a large variety of sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking and canoeing trips, courses and expeditions.

Rent a kayak in Helsinki, Finland

Enjoy the beautiful archipelago of Eastern Helsinki. There are hundreds of options and routes available. The summer days are long and light and conditions are stable even for beginners. There are several islands, where you can stop to have a break or even spend the night in a tent. For longer rentals, take a look at our Self-Guided Trips.

Corporate tours

We offer opportunities for companies to enjoy an spectacular outdoors experience in the stunning Finnish nature. Kayaking is our speciality and we have a lot of options depending on your requirements. We can tailor our services to meet your demands.

Helsinki by kayak

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Take part in our Helsinki by Kayak tour, rated as the number one attraction in Helsinki by Tripadvisor. From the first of June until the 23rd of September in 2012 we have a guided kayaking tour everyday from 10 am to 1 pm. »BOOK NOW! daytrip

Nuuksio Forest Lake Trail

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Nuuksio National Park is an unique place to visit! Our guided hiking trip runs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from July 1st to September 23rd in 2012. »BOOK NOW! daytrip


Other activities

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»Paragliding beginners course in Austria


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»Vuosaari Paddling Center opening day on Sunday 27.5.!

»Helsinki number two in New York Times!

»Nuuksio Forest Lake Trail

»Night Paddling!

»Kayak rental is open and Helsinki by Kayak is running!

»The paddling season opens at Vuosaari Paddling Center on Sunday, the 29th of May

»We are open for the summer season!

»Learn to roll!

»Natura Viva winter activities!

»Used whitewater kayaks for sale!

Courses and trips

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Day Trips

»Lets Paddle- an introduction to paddling! »Nightpaddling »Day Trip in Eastern Helsinki »Helsinki by Kayak »Nuuksio Forest Lake Trail


»Seakayaking beginners course »Whitewater beginners course »Pool courses for eskimo rolling

Self-Guided Kayaking

»Self-guided Sea Kayaking in the Gulf of Finland

Multi-day trips in Finland

»Intermediate sea kayaking in the Gulf on Finland »Advanced sea kayaking in the Gulf on Finland »Active family holiday in Helsinki »Kayaking in the finnish lake country »Sea kayaking in Unesco world heritage site on Finnish west coast

Tailored tours and trips

»More information about private courses, trips and expeditions.