Leaving from the Market Square we head for the archipelago on the east side of the city. We visit one of over 170.000 island, where we experience the wild nature before enjoying an outdoor snack lunch.
Have a peak into a real Finnish sauna, or why not try it out yourself! We get a glimpse of the life in the archipelago and summer cottages. Weather depending, we take the outer route back to the city enjoying the speed of a RIB-boat!
Duration: 3-4 h
Passengers: 4-8 pers.
including snack lunch
We meet 20 min. prior to departure at Vironallas, the leisure boat port in front of the old Market Hall on the Market Square, Kauppatori. Here you will be given your passenger equipments for the tour. After a short safety briefing we head for the archipelago on the east side from Helsinki. You get to experience the variety of the over 170.000 islands we have and see how close the nature is to the city.
In narrow passages between then islands we drive slowly not to disturb to summer guest. This is a good opportunity for your driver and host to give you information about the summer life in the cottages, nature and wildlife. On the way out to an recreational island we make several stops. First outside the beautiful island of Villinki with its unique channel that goes deep into the island surrounded by cliffs and summer villas. Also a stop outside a privat island with its summer cottage and beach sauna is along the route.
In the outskirts of the archipelago, we now reach our recreational island, were we park and go ashore. Here we can explore the island on a short walking tour where you hear all about the flora and fauna, which berries and mushrooms grows here and which animals you can see. On the island there is a public genuine sauna open for anybody to use according to our unique every mans ́ right. If you want, you can experience a real archipelago sauna bath here, swimming in the sea included! Just remember to bring your swimming suit and towel.You don ́t have to use the sauna though if you hesitate, a glimpse inside is maybe enough?
Over the open fire camp lunch you hear more info about how the archipelago developed after the last ice age while enjoying our homemade traditional salmon soup, made with salmon, fish stock, vegetables, butter and cream, served hot together with dark rye archipelago bread. Vegetarian or dietry based options are also available if we get this information in advance.
On the island we leave you enough time also to enjoy the scenery, take a short exploring walk or simply to sit on the smooth cliffs for a while and just listen to the sound of silence. Or why not try the sauna after all!
After the relaxing stop on the island we start our 1h drive back to the city. We take an alternative inner route back, or if you want, we choose a speed tour the outer route on open sea instead! A true adventure to remember!
This trip is suitable for ages from 12 years and up and is of medium difficulty level. Please note that you have to be able to get in and out of the boat and be able to walk on nature paths to participate. Outdoor clothing and shoes are required. High heel or business shoes can not be used on this tour. Please note that there is no toilet available on board. A dry outdoor toilet is available on the island. We can store a small handbag per passenger on board, but please do not bring any larger bags or suitcases. Guiding language is english and is provided by the driver. We can arrange for a guide in your groups native language upon request to an additional cost.
We provide you with the clothing you need for the ride. A whole body floating suit with spray hood, speed glasses and life wests. Light gloves are available in your suit pockets. In cold weather there are additional boots, gloves and hats provided. This equipment will keep you warm and dry even in a light rain. Wearing your own outdoor warm fleece or wool pullover is recommended.
Variations in routes and island stop may apply due to weather conditions. Variations in lunch menu may apply. The usage or private usage of the free public island sauna is based on every mans right and can not therefore be guaranteed. A private bookable sauna just for your group is available on the island upon prior request, booking and cost. Driving speed is always according to weather conditions and passenger capabilities: Safety is our highest priority and is never compromised.
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