Combine two national parks on the same trip and learn basic bushcraft skills.
Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks. The national parks represent Finlands nature at its best. Islands, lakes and diverse forest nature.
The trip is suitable for anyone with previous experience of canoeing. We recommend that you are able to steer the canoe in moderate conditions. During the trip, we will teach more paddling techniques and how to trim the canoe to suit the windconditions.
We spend the nights in tents and in the evenings we learn basic skills in bushcraft.
-Cutting tools for wilderness travel. Selecting the right tool, safety, efficient use and maintenance.
-Wood carving. Making of useful implements in camp.
-Fire, from spark to flame. How to succeed in establishing a fire in all conditions. Uses and meaning of fire for the wilderness traveler.
-Campfire cookery. Preparing meals with simple means over the fire and the use of embers.
-Fishing. Equipment, technique and local regulations. Cleaning and preparing fish.
-Ethnobotany. Identifying and collecting useful plants for crafts, food and medicine.
We paddle between 15-20 km a day.
Moln organizes all the group equipment, you only need to bring your own personal equipment.
Location. Linnansaari National Park. Kolovesi National Park. Eastern Finland.
Dates. 21. - 27.8. & 2. - 8.10.2023.
Duration of trip. Seven days.
Level. Intermediate. A good general fitness level. We will be on the go fot 6-8 hours per day.
Number of participants. 4 to 8.
Included in the price. Guidance, canoe + equipment, tent. All meals during trip.
You can choose if you want to paddle a solo or a two-person canoe. Transportation from Helsinki and back.
The price does not include: Insurance.
Insurance. Participants must take care of their own travel insurance.