Kayaking Basics for Beginners

  • Destination: Tampere
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price: 110€

Kayaking is a natural way to explore Finland, the land of thousands of lakes. Learn now how to paddle safely and effectively with our experienced paddling instructors.

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Learn the basics of kayaking

Learn the basics of kayaking in the center of Tampere

  • the Basics of Kayaking Course follows the requirements of the Finnish Paddling and Rowing Association
  • the course contents cover the basic skills and knowledge of paddling and how to avoid the inherent risks
  • the course site is in the center of Tampere, at the Tampere Rowing Center, Hatanpäänkatu 6
  • certified paddling instructors
  • group size: 4-10

Subjects covered

  • paddling gear and equipment
  • handling the kayak
  • basic strokes and steering
  • paddling safety
  • paddling trips

Personal equipment needed

  • outdoor clothing according to weather (of quick drying fabric, t-shirt when it’s warm, windproof jacket and a warm midlayer when windy or rainy)
  • shoes or sandals  not sensitive to water
  • cap or buff
  • sunglasses
  • a bottle of water and light snack
  • additional set of clothes and a towel


  • prerequisite to be able to swim 200m
  • minimum age 15 years

Duration: 10 hours divided to two consecutive evenings

Available: end May-August

Fitness level required: easy

Languages: English

Group size: 4-10 people

Price: 110€

The price includes: instruction, kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD

Dates: see course schedule on the Finnish pages

Other dates available on request.