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About Paddlingsfabriken
We provide safe guided tours with exclusive and comfortable kayak designs. We operate primarily in the archipelago south of Finland. All year round when waters are open. Paddle gear available for the full season, including tents, drysuits and other necessary garments and equipment. Kayaking whenever water is open, ie. almost all around the year. Kayaks and tours can be directly booked and paid on the website.
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Birn123 wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A three-hour paddle with Jöns through the Ekenäs Archipelago was easily one of the highlights of my visit to Finland. We paddled through blue waters past pristine forests and lovely farmhouses and saw all manner of waterfowl including a pair of swans (the Finish national bird) with their young. As an experienced kayaker, I found Jöns to be thoroughly knowledgeable about sea kayaking — he should be; as a boy he padded four km to school in Ekenäs from his home on the island of Gullö. This could be an easy day trip from Helsinki. Ekenäs is a charming seaside town about an hour from the Finish capital.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Fabrikschef, Owner at Paddlingsfabriken
Responded 22 Oct 2019
It was one of the summer highlights to meet with you and share experiences. I hope to be able to make a visit to your area, experience it - and perhaps share my experiences to your fellow paddlers in your location. All the best, Jöns
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Dominicus B wrote a review Dec 2017
Raseborg, Finland9 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want to see Finlands archipelago from a different perspective and experience it hands-on - this is really to recommend. Feel the water and nature from a kajak with a a very good guide. Eat a lunch made on open fire, go skinny dipping after the sauna spend a day (or longer) on the water in between the finnish Islands. Tailored trips with kajaks one-to-one or i groups - really highly recommended
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Eckhardt H wrote a review Nov 2017
37 contributions9 helpful votes
I am really looking forward to go here. I bought two light tuilik from Jöns which are very well suited and useful for the bad weather period .
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Kim D wrote a review Jul 2016
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Although we were offered the opportunity to have the kayaks transported to any location near Raseborg, we decided to set off directly from the beach at the establishment's location on Gullö. After 3 hours of easy paddling we reached an island with a free public sauna and nice camping sites. The next day we decided to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea, so we paddled a few hours to an island with an amazing hidden lagoon, and spent the rest of the day there. The last day we paddled through the beautiful archipelago back to Paddlingsfabriken. The owner, Jöns, is a true kayaking man, and knows the archipelago. We had an interesting conversation when he showed some wooden kayaks he had built by hand. Beyond those, and the touring kayaks we rented, Paddlingsfabriken has an impressing range of different kayaks to rent. Jöns was also kind to snap a few photos of us when we were closing the shore at the end of our trip :) If you go an a self-organized trip, it is a good idea to bring your own map. Jöns borrowed us a map, but we did well with our own maps printed from the web.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Dave G wrote a review Mar 2016
Helsinki, Finland15 contributions8 helpful votes
Jöns Aschan is a highly experienced kayaker, ice skater and general outdoors person. He has an intricate and in-debt knowledge of the region centered around Ekenäs (Tammisaari) but does operate in places like Hangö (Hanko) and elsewhere by agreement. He operates a friendly and flexible business, approx 1.5 hours drive west from Helsinki. He is a paddling instructor, kayak builder and generally all round nice guy whose manner is very easy going. He speaks English, Swedish, Finnish fluently. It is possible to hire equipment from him by prior agreement. His location is ideal for those who would like an introduction to the beautiful scenery and nature of Ekenäs national park or general coastal archipelago in the area. He can do guided day tours or longer trips with overnights. He is happy to impart advice etc. Well worth checking out and making contact if you would like to try paddling or have previous paddling experience and would like to hire equipment. One must remember that this is, by its nature, an outdoor pursuit activity and can be subject to weather limitations. You can control everything but the weather. He does operate kayaking in the winter but this is subject to the kayakers abillities and I think that kayakers understand this. Skating trips can also be undertaken in the area with Jöns in the winter months and is a novelty if you want to have a real Nordic experience. I recommend ;) ;)
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Date of experience: August 2015
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