Siuntio River, the "Finnish Amazon", is a good and easy paddling route for beginners. Starting and finishing points for trips can be adjusted to your liking. Buoys anchored along the way which tell about the area's history and culture make this a very rewarding experience.

Show The route of the Siuntio River paddling trip on a map.

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We paddle from the Canoe Center to Siuntio River through the lock and then along the river to Vikträsk Lake, where we go ashore at our regular stopping place. Canoeing to the rock and back is a short and safe trip - very suitable for first-timers. Paddling time on Vikträsk Lake is just 45 minutes in a canoe. The river is placid and the current in summer is slow. Reserve three hours and tasty food and drink for this trip. You can swim at the place where we go ashore.

Sjundby on myös melontakohdeThe paddling trip from the Canoe Center to Sjundby Manor is about 6 kilometres. There's a place to rest on the shore of Vikträsk Lake. The landing stage at Sjundby makes getting ashore easy. A very pleasant trip can also start from Sjundby.

Built in the 1500s, Sjundby's mediaeval manor and its surroundings are well worth a visit! Please remember that as the building is still in private hands, visitors should only enter the courtyard with a guide. In the summer, hikers are served by Café Sjundby and guided tours of the manor are available at 13.00 on days when the café is open.

Purnus Jokilaakso is our northernmost departure point. Purnus Manor is also where the SE-Action office, our rental cottages, conference pavilion and Adventure Track are located. Canoeing from Purnus to Sjundby or to the Canoe Centre (13 kilometres) is a regular trip for many paddlers. Starting from the Old Vicarage shortens the route by about one kilometre. From Purnus, we paddle along Siuntio River to Tjusträsk Lake, across the lake and then along the river to Sjundby Manor where there is an easy landing stage before the bridge. On the other side of the bridge are rapids and a hydropower station. Canoes have to be carried around the rapids, but it's only a short portage - about 100 metres. Departures from Purnus Jokilaakso should be agreed separately in advance.

Return transportation by car can be arranged. The departure point at Purnus is a private yard which SE-Action's paddling customers can use.

Kopparnäs on hyvä päiväretkikohdeThe kayaking trip starts at SE-Action Canoe Centre, on the shore of Pikkala Bay in Siuntio. The Canoe Centre's range of kayaks cover both steady and easy-to-paddle basic models and spacious touring kayaks. Rental prices include paddles, life vests, spray skirts and maps, as well as a short introduction to paddling techniques and information about destinations. The sea terrace at the Canoe Centre offers coffee and handmade ice cream to both paddlers and others who want to enjoy the maritime atmosphere.

The kayaking take-off is made easy with a tailor made jetty. If the wind happens to be hard you can always switch from sea kayaking to safe paddling up the Siuntio River, which runs into the sea just by the Canoe Centre. A good destination for a kayaking trip out into the archipelago is Kopparnäs and its beautiful islands. Here you can find cooking shelters and outside WCs, and also nice spots for setting up camp if needed. The distance from the Canoe Centre makes this perfect for a bracing day trip, whereas campers will experience the peace and silence of the nightly archipelago before waking up to a new enjoyable tour among islands and skerries.