Water Sports in Southwest Finland
For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Southwest Finland. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful water sports.
Maps and trails
The 10 Most Beautiful water sports in Southwest Finland
Kayaking · SaloMerellisen Salon saaristokierros
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Tule tutustumaan merelliseen Saloon ja nauti melomisen riemusta Salon saaristokierros -melontareitillä. Reitti tarjoaa paljon nähtävää ja koettavaa aktiiviselle vesiretkeilijälle.
Kayaking · FinlandSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 2 Mathildedal-Ulkoluoto
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Stage 2 of the Sea Eagle Trail takes you to the Särkisalo maritime islands of Salo, such as Isoluoto, Ulkoluoto and Pettu, and relaxing archipelago life.
Kayaking · FinlandSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 3 Ulkoluoto-Dalsbruk
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
On the way from Ulkoluoto to Dalsbruk ironworks village, you will be travelling along relatively sheltered routes past the archipelago off the Västanfjärd village coast. As you approach Dalsbruk, you will already be able to see old historical wooden houses lining the village shoreline, with modern blocks of flats rising behind them, and the profile of a factory and its tall smokestacks.
Kayaking · FinlandSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 8 Eknäs-Vuohensaari
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 8
On the eighth stage of the Sea Eagle Trail, boaters make their way from Eknäs in Kimitoön back to Vuohensaari island in Salo.
Kayaking · FinlandSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 1 Vuohensaari-Mathildedal
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 1
The Sea Eagle Trail starts at Vuohensaari, just outside the city of centre of Salo, and takes boat and paddler tourers to interesting nature sites and ironworks villages. The first stage ends in Mathildedal’s artesan and ironworks village near Teijo National Park.
KayakingSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
Experience the idyllic villages on the southwest coast and the beautiful landscapes of the Archipelago and Teijo National Parks. The waterway around Finland’s largest maritime island, Kimitoön, is located within the three municipalities of Salo, Kimitoön and Pargas. The Sea Eagle Trail can be done by motorboat and sailboat as well as kayaking or stand up paddle boarding or even rowing. The “sea eagle” (i.e. white-tailed eagle) is the emblem of the Archipelago National Park - come to the eagle’s territory and experience the Archipelago Sea, one of Finland's national landscapes.
Kayaking · Archipelago National ParkSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 6 Sandön-Högland
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
This stage passes through the northeast corner of the Archipelago National Park. Even though there are few commercial services along the route, the landscapes are spectacular.
Canoeing · FinlandRiver Loimijoki paddling route
The Loimijoki paddling route is a diverse, intriguing experience. The route flows along narrow streams of headwater rivers in a wilderness atmosphere to idyllic, historical villages and the low-lying rural landscapes of the River Loimijoki region.
Kayaking · Archipelago National ParkSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 7 Högland-Eknäs
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
The Sea Eagle Trail continues from the island of Högland to the northeast towards Peimari bay. The trail follows the fairway, which runs around Santasaari island and curves towards the Rungonsalmi bridge linking Kimitoön and Sauvo municipalities. Located approximately one kilometre before the bridge on the Kimito side, the Eknäs Holiday Village is the last stop on this stage.
Kayaking · FinlandSea Eagle Trail, boating and paddling trail, Archipelago Sea, Stage 5 Kasnäs-Sandön
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 5
Set out from the west side of the Kasnäs headland to the north. The trail now runs primarily inside the Archipelago National Park. Experience the unique traditional landscapes and magnificent sandy beaches of the islands in the national park. Hike the nature trails and visit idyllic villages.
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