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Evening Cruise with Steamship Ukkopekka

During summer evenings Steamship Ukkopekka sails from Turku to the fascinating small island of Loistokari. There is everything you need for a wonderful evening: delicious dinner inspired by the Finnish archipelago with a variety of fish and barbecue specialties, along with live music and dancing on the pier. The ship is alive with an unforgettable atmosphere and happy people!

A Baltic Sea Cruise Between Finland and Estonia

On this sailing cruise you will have an opportunity to sail the old unique, strong and seaworthy schooner on Baltic Sea. The ship starts from Turku, cruises along the most beautiful archipelago, stops in Högsåra and Hanko, then sails over Baltic Sea to Tallinn where you can spend the whole day exploring the historical Hansa town's sights and do shopping in idyllic, small shops. The cruise ends in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. This cruise is a marvellous combination of sailing and experiencing the special maritime culture in the Baltic cities.

Accommodation at Guesthouse Backaro

Welcome to Backaro, a small, cosy guesthouse located on the island of Nötö within the Archipelago National Park in South-Western Finland. We have built and renovated Backa gårds old house to a comfortable guesthouse with cosy single and double rooms upstairs. Our recreational activities include boat rental and fishing trips, and you can also enjoy of the lovely heat of our wood heated sauna.

Accommodation with Motorboat

A 65 m² apartment by the sea for six nights with full use of a motorboat. Enjoy the archipelago and its nature. Plan a picnic to one of the islands. The package includes accommodation, a motorboat with instructions, gps unit and 20 litres of fuel.

Active Holiday on Mossala Island

A long forest trail across the island is perfect for hiking, and the observation tower on top of a hill offers spectacular views. You can also rent bikes, boats, kayaks, and SUP boards. Mossala Island Resort's 18-hole disc golf course is open daily. Our resort offers various accommodation options from cozy traveller’s cabins with shared bathroom to an exclusive design villa with a private beach. There is a camping site for backpackers and caravanners, two wood-burning saunas, and multiple options for active vacationers.

Archipelago Centre Korpoström– Guest Harbour

We are pleased to welcome our nautical guests and patrons! Situated at the strait of Korpoström, the historic gateway to the inner archipelago, the Visitors Centre of the Archipelago Centre Korpoström (Skärgårdscentrum) is a natural stopping point for small boats and sailors, and a gateway to the Archipelago Sea. The Visitors Centre has a harbour that provides excellent services to visitors coming by boat. Space for 70 boats.

Archipelago Cruise to Gustavsvärn and The Pike's Gut

Gustavsvärn is the best kept part of a four-part larger whole of fortresses outside Hanko. The little islet contains the ruins of a fortress built by the Swedes in the late 18th century, as well as a lighthouse from 1951. Tha Pike´s gut is a narrow strait between two islands outside Tulliniemi. There are over 640 kept rock carvings on the islands. the earliest ones are from the 16th century.

Archipelago Dinner Cruise

Welcome aboard to discover the beautiful Helsinki archipelago onboard the atmospheric and elegant restaurant boat M/S Aava. Enjoy the seasview and a delicious á la carte dinner.

Archipelago Experience in Helsinki

Helsinki has a magnificent seaside setting, although many visitors miss experiencing the beauty of its archipelago. Our package includes visits to 3 local islands: Vallisaari, which was just opened to the public in 2016, Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a wonderful dinner on a tiny island overlooking the city. In addition, guests can experience the new-for-2016 Allas Sea Pools & Sauna, with its spectacular location beside the sea.

Archipelago National Park

The labyrinthine Archipelago Sea has more islands than any other archipelago in the world. The archipelago scene varies from larger islands dotted with rustic pastures and vibrant villages, to windswept rocky islets. Scheduled ferry services take locals and tourists to the main islands all year round.

Archipelago Route to Kustavi - Fabulous Cruise from Naantali

Fabulous crossing on board the M/S Aavatar in summer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The enchanting route from Naantali, via Taivassalo to Kustavi is a shortcut for cyclists and a mini cruise for others spending time in the archipelago; there is a variety of magnificent destinations along the way for day and overnight trips. You can buy beverages (fully licensed) and small snacks on board.

Archipelago Sailing Adventure

Spend a wonderful day at sea sailing with two masted schooner Ihana. Ihana provides you an opportunity to experience the beautiful Finnish archipelago and Bothnian Sea Nature Park with all your sences. Ohoy sailors! All hands on deck!

Aurora Borealis Cruise

Evening begins with an exciting cruise on a safe and steady catamaran boat along beautiful rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki. Sit back, sip warm beverages, savour a snack and experience the night of the Arctic Circle while your guide steers the boat away from the city lights towards the best spots to observe Aurora Borealis. The boat offers spectacular 360 degrees view to the sky but pay attention, the aurora loves playing hide-and-seek; you never know when and where they can show up!

Boat Rental

Käringsund Resort rents boats for 3 hours, whole days or weeks. You can choose if you whether you want a motor. We also sell fishing permits for two different areas. Additionally, we can arrange fishing tours with a guide in our Pro Line boat. We also offer pedal boats for 4 persons and canoes for 1 – 3 persons. Life jackets are naturally included. Now you can also try our popular SUP boards! come by and check out a fun way to get around in the nearby archipelago.

Boat to Linnansaari National Park

Linnansaari is the largest island in the national park. Well-marked hiking trails, fireplaces, a sauna, camping locations and an Eco Hostel await you on the island. Linnansaari is easy to reach by boat from the Oravi village. There is a regular boat connection four times a day in July–August from the Oravi harbour to the Sammakkoniemi camp site on Linnansaari. You can buy tickets online or at the reception in Oravi. Other times (May–October) you can book a water taxi from Oravi.

Boat Trip to Haukkasaari Rock Paintings and Kelvenne Island

During this 2-day holiday, you will overnight in the hight-class villas of Kullasmarina and take a boat trip to Lake Päijänne and Haukkasalo Island to see its rock paintings. From Haukkasalo, you will continue your trip to Kelvenne – the premiere island of Päijänne National Park. The beautiful island was formed after the Ice Age, and here you can experience a unique ridge and lake landscape. The gentle bay tends to attract swimmers on warm summer days.

Boating Holiday with Saimaa Charter Ltd

We are offering the advantages of boating without needing to purchase your own boat. You can choose your favorite from over 10 well-equipped boats. Spend you holiday gliding over the blue waves of the magnificent Saimaa lake and enjoy the scenery. The Saimaa lake region provides an excellent opportunity to explore the area with its many interesting sights by boat.

Bothnian Sea National Park

By the shores of the Bothnian Sea you can enjoy bracing sea winds and fine views out over the wild waves. History comes alive on the park's remote lighthouse islands. Divers can here explore Finland's most pristine marine waters. Twice a year migrating birds offer a great show for bird watchers.