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Address: Ramsinniementie 14, Helsinki 00980, Finland
Phone Number: +358 10 2924030
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Description: Natura Viva is an outdoor company in Southern Finland. We do kayaking...
Natura Viva is an outdoor company in Southern Finland. We do kayaking, hiking and snowshoeing tours in the Helsinki area. In the summer our most popular tours are Helsinki by Kayak and Nuuksio Forest Lake Trail. In the winter we do snowshoeing in the Nuuksio National Park.
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We screwed up, They took care of us!

We booked this on our own while on a cruise. We got off our ship (late) and expected to have no problem getting a cab (wrong). We knew we were going to be so late that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We booked this on our own while on a cruise. We got off our ship (late) and expected to have no problem getting a cab (wrong). We knew we were going to be so late that we decided to bail and opted for the Hop-on / Hop-off bus tour. We had prepaid for the kayaking and were flushing that money... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful trip with Martii. The whole experience was fantastic and would definitely go on this again. From the time we were met at the quayside to the time we were dropped off at the city market we were escorted all of the time and nothing was to much bother. The canoeing was quite but quite hard work... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this kayaking experience very much. Kotta was an excellent guide and the location is beautiful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We did the Heksinki by kayak tour. We were picked up in Heksinki and driven to their facility. We were given a short lesson on paddling, then outfitted with vests and sea skirts. We paddled around a few islands then took a break for a provided lunch. The guide was good at keeping the group together and pointing out thing... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had 2 families do this tour together for 2 hours (kids were 12-17). The kayaking was easy enough for anyone (I'm not at all athletic) and very easy for the kids. All of us had no or limited kayak experience. Our guide, Martti, was great. We got to see the city from a different viewpoint and he brought along... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were cruising with our 14-year-old grandson, and decided to take a break from the typical cruise excursion for more adventure and activity. My wife and I had kayaked several times before, but our grandson had not. We were picked up at the appointed place on time, and driven to the paddle center. We were outfitted, and given instructions on... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We chose the city tour over the open sea/islands tour as we (both my mum and I) have never kayaked before so felt it was the easier option. On reflection we agree it was the right choice as we loved the experience and being able to take the slow paced tour around whilst enjoying the sights of Helsinki from fairly... More 

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Beverley.England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ikka was waiting for us on the pier and took us directly from our cruise ship through the town and out into the countryside to the kayaks. He pionted out the sights of the city and surrounding areas on the way. Outi was our guide, she matched us with life jackets,oars and kayaks and off we went paddling around the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I did the Helsinki by Kayak Tour, which lasts three hours. We peddled in the archipelago at the East of Helsinki, and had lunch on one of the islands. This is the closest you can get to all the nature Helsinki has to offer, since most of the islands are only accessible from the water. The views were absolutely stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Mateo (our tour guide) was knowledgeable and fun. He was prepared for every part of our tour. By the end it was clear, he loves what he does and shares that enthusiasm with his guests. The islands were beautiful. Paddling to them, then hiking around was an experience we will always remember.

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