Activities

Outdoor activities in fantastic archipelago surroundings

unique outdoor experiences

Naawa offers you unique outdoor experiences in the beautiful Finnish archipelago outside of Turku. Old or young, individual or group, Naawa has something to offer for everyone.

All the activities can be arranged in either Swedish, Finnish or English

ACTIVITIES FOR GROUPS

The following activities can also be arranged for groups. Contact us for an exciting day in nature with your work team, school class or family and friends.

These outdoor activities are a fun way to strengthen the bonds of a team while enjoying being outside and in nature. All the activities can be arranged with food and accommodation, either in adventurous outdoor sceneries at Naawa Nature Camp or at one of the local hotels.

Are you the manager of a company looking to do something different with your employees? Are you the leader of a young group? Are you a teacher at a school? Contact us, and we will organize a suitable day out for you!

The Archipelago on a plate

A 3-course dinner made over the fire and enjoyed under the blooming apple trees

3h
78€/person

Teaterläger i naturen

Ett kreativt sommarläger för barn där vi använder oss av naturen som inspiration och scen för att skapa en naturnära teaterupplevelse.

3 days
60€

Girls only kayak tour

A multi-day kayaking tour in the mesmerizing Finnish archipelago. Girls only.

4 days
1200€

Family nature activity with picnic

A self-guided family activity with nature-themed tasks and picnic.

2h
38€/family

Mushroom picking and outdoor dinner

Mushroom picking in the archipelago followed by a fire cooked meal.

3h
90€/person

Nature School

Learn more about the fascinating archipelago nature

2 hours
65€

Outdoor cooking

Embark on a culinary journey amidst the stunning beauty of the Finnish archipelago with our outdoor cooking activity.

2 hours
75€

Survival skills

Discover the art of survival in the breathtaking Finnish Archipelago nature

2 hours
65€

The Archipelago on a plate

3h
78€/person
Easy

A 3-course dinner made over the fire and enjoyed under the blooming apple trees

Welcome to a culinary 3-course dinner made with nature’s treasures in an idyllic archipelago environment at Naawa Nature Camp in Korpo. Dinner is made over an open fire and served under the apple trees.

 

Menu

Starter: Waffles with nettle pesto and seaweed caviar

Main: Risotto on barley, served with fireweed-asparagus and pickled fir shoots

Dessert: Rhubarb pie with custard and wood sorrel

  • Food and drinks
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • For the activity it’s good to have proper wind and water durable clothing, the weather can change quickly in the archipelago.
  • Bring a hat on sunny days.
  • more than 14 days before the start of the activity: 100% refund
  • more than 7 days before the start of the activity: 50% refund
  • less than seven days before the start of the activity: no refund

Teaterläger i naturen

3 days
60€
Easy

Ett kreativt sommarläger för barn där vi använder oss av naturen som inspiration och scen för att skapa en naturnära teaterupplevelse.

Lägret pågår under tre dagar  24-26.6. kl. 9-15 på Naawa Nature Camp. Vi lagar lunch och mellanmål tillsammans under lägret.

 

Under lägret jobbat vi tillsammans på en kort föreställning kring någon natur-relaterad saga som deltagarna själva får välja, pysslar handdockor och rekvisita med inspiration från naturen vi har omkring oss.

 

Lägret avslutas med föreställning för föräldrarna där vi bjuder på något gott som vi kockat tillsammans.

Girls only kayak tour

4 days
1200€
Moderate

A multi-day kayaking tour in the mesmerizing Finnish archipelago. Girls only.

Welcome to join us on an adventure in Finland’s beautiful archipelago nature.

 

The first night is spent at the scenic Naawa Nature Camp in luxurious Tentsile tree tents where we enjoy a traditional Finnish wood-fired sauna and a delicious dinner cooked over an open fire.

 

We paddle through the labyrinth of islands that make up the Archipelago Sea National Park and spend the following nights on small coves with lapping waves as our bedtime song. The paddling pace is kept low during the days and gives us an opportunity to explore all the small bays and islands that we are surrounded by. The nature here is barren at first glance, but the islands still have one of the highest biodiversity in the country. Migratory birds gather here during autumn, the seals cozy up on warm rocks and unique small plants peek out between the rock crevices.

 

We cook the food during the trip together in a storm kitchen in the summer evening after we set up camp on yet another beautiful island and fall asleep in the tent to the sound of waves lapping and the wind.

  • Certified guides Amira and Sara
  • Introduction to sea kayaing
  • Accommodation one night at Naawa nature camp
  • Food throughout the tour
  • Kayak rental
  • Transport Port of Turku – Korpo
  • Wood-fired sauna at Naawa and sauna at the end of the tour.
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • Up to 30 days before the trip, the entire amount is refunded except for the 20% booking fee.
  • 30 – 15 days before the trip, 50% of the sum is refunded
  • 14 – 1 days before tour nothing is refunded in case of cancellation.

You will be supplied with a extensive packing list upon booking

Family nature activity with picnic

2h
38€/family
Easy

A self-guided family activity with nature-themed tasks and picnic.

This self-guided nature activity takes you and your family on an adventure into the wonders of nature. Equipped with a backpack full of adventure you head into the forest where nature-themed tasks awaits you. You get to help the animals write a letter to the president, explore the smallest things in nature and open up all your senses. This activity combines playfulness with learning and is suitable for the whole family.

 

After the activity you get to enjoy a nice picnic under the trees at Naawa Nature Camp.

  • Food and drinks
  • Self-guided nature activity
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • For the activity it’s good to have proper wind and water durable clothing, the weather can change quickly in the archipelago.
  • Bring a hat on sunny days.
  • more than 14 days before the start of the activity: 100% refund
  • more than 7 days before the start of the activity: 50% refund
  • less than seven days before the start of the activity: no refund

Mushroom picking and outdoor dinner

3h
90€/person
Easy

Mushroom picking in the archipelago followed by a fire cooked meal.

Join us as we venture into the lush forests to discover nature’s edible treasures. Feel the thrill of uncovering wild mushrooms, from delicate chanterelles to robust porcini, all against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and crisp sea air.

 

After an exhilarating forage, gather around our rustic fireplace nestled amidst the serene surroundings. Picture yourself seated at a table adorned with flickering candles and fresh wildflowers, ready to indulge in a gourmet feast crafted from your harvest.

 

Savor the flavors of the forest as you transform your finds into mouthwatering dishes, paired with local delicacies. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a nature enthusiast, this experience promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, camaraderie, and culinary delight.

– Guided mushroom picking
– Basket and mushroom knife
– Dinner by the fire
– Drinks
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • Wind and water durable clothing, the weather can change quickly in the archipelago.
  • Rubber boots or proper outdoor shoes. 
  • Bring a hat on sunny days.
  • Water bottle. 
  • more than 14 days before the start of the activity: 100% refund
  • more than 7 days before the start of the activity: 50% refund
  • less than seven days before the start of the activity: no refund

Nature School

2 hours
65€
Easy

Learn more about the fascinating archipelago nature

A nature school activity in the Finnish archipelago that embraces the beauty and diverse ecology of the area. We explore the nearby forest, learn about the unique flora and fauna that thrive in this environment, try bird watching, identify local plant species and observe marine life by the shore. Guided by a knowledgeable instructor, you gain an appreciation for the delicate balance of the archipelago’s ecosystem and the importance of conservation.

 

After the nature walk you get to learn how to make a fire with a fire steel and we finish with discussions by the fire.

 

The program will be altered according to season and a more seaside focused program is also available.

  • Nature school program
  • Snack by the fire
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • The snack included is plant based and locally produced.
  • For the activity it’s good to have proper wind and water durable clothing, the weather can change quickly in the archipelago.
  • Bring a hat on sunny days.
  • more than 14 days before the start of the activity: 100% refund
  • more than 7 days before the start of the activity: 50% refund
  • less than seven days before the start of the activity: no refund

Outdoor cooking

2 hours
75€
Easy

Embark on a culinary journey amidst the stunning beauty of the Finnish archipelago with our outdoor cooking activity.

Surrounded by the lush greenery, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while mastering the art of traditional Finnish campfire cooking. Under the guidance of an outdoors enthusiast, you’ll learn to prepare and savor authentic local delicacies using fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the archipelago.

Join us for an unforgettable outdoor cooking adventure in the heart of the Finnish archipelago, where every dish is a celebration of nature’s bounty and a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of Finland.

  • Food & drinks
  • Basics in outdoor cooking
  • Fire safety
  • Dinner made over open fire
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • The meal included is plant based and locally produced.
  • For the activity it’s good to have proper wind and water durable clothing, the weather can change quickly in the archipelago.
  • Bring a hat on sunny days.
  • more than 14 days before the start of the activity: 100% refund
  • more than 7 days before the start of the activity: 50% refund
  • less than seven days before the start of the activity: no refund

Survival skills

2 hours
65€
Easy

Discover the art of survival in the breathtaking Finnish Archipelago nature

Embarking on a survival course in the Finnish Archipelago is an extraordinary opportunity to learn invaluable skills while immersing oneself in the stunning natural beauty of this unique region. The course is carefully designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to thrive in the wilderness while respecting and coexisting harmoniously with nature.

 

The course commences with an introduction to essential survival techniques. With patience and expertise, the instructor guides you through the art of building a shelter using only natural materials found in the surroundings.

 

You are taught how to identify edible plants, mushrooms, and berries, understanding the importance of sustainable foraging practices. The instructor imparts practical knowledge on the art of fire-making, teaching you various techniques to ignite flames without the aid of a lighter or matches.

  • Survival skills
  • Hot beverage by the fire
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Korpo is situated 2 hours drive from Turku and 4 hours drive from Helsinki. Buses travel daily and the bus stop is 500 meter from the starting point.
  • Korpo is an island in the outer archipelago outside of Turku.
  • For the activity it’s good to have proper wind and water durable clothing, the weather can change quickly in the archipelago.
  • Bring a hat on sunny days.
  • more than 14 days before the start of the activity: 100% refund
  • more than 7 days before the start of the activity: 50% refund
  • less than seven days before the start of the activity: no refund

about korpo
Korpo is a central island in the journey out to the Finnish Archipelago. The island is full of beautiful archipelago nature, small winding roads and picturesque old villages. Take your time to fully enjoy and discover the calm paste and wild nature this area has to offer.

The famous Archipelago ring route crosses half of the island, and the location of Naawa Nature Camp is just perfect for an overnight stay, as it is just a few hundred meters away from Galtby harbor.

About the instructors

Sara Söderlund getting ready for a kayak tour in the archipelago

Sara Söderlund

This is Sara, the amazing creator and owner of Korpo Kajakbod and Naawa - Nature Awakening. Sara is an entrepreneur, wilderness guide and passionate about teaching the magical aspects of nature to others. She is a free soul who finds her energy in Nordic nature, surrounded by wild forests, windy seas and snowy mountain tops. She is the one to call for the most unique nature experiences in the area!
Andreas Wiberg on a Kayak

Andreas wiberg

This is Andi, our fantastic guide! Andi is a devoted family man, yoga instructor, paramedic and a wilderness guide. He is passionate about nature and the sea, devotes himself to sharing the love for all living beings and the experience of the magical bliss of nature. You’ll find him in Korpo Kajakbod this summer or why not book a guided tour to spend more time with this magnificent individual?

naawa nature's principles

outdoor life

We inspire you to spend more time outside, involved in joyful and calm activities in Nature.

nature healing

We inspire you to enjoy the calming and healing effects that nature has to offer.

active living

We inspire you to be active outdoors to get boosting and energizing benefits from the fresh air.

positive energy

We inspire you to indulge all the positive energy you get from nature and share this positivity with others!

responsibility

  • We purchase products from reliable partners who respect the responsible values. We prefer local and domestic products.
  • We sort all our waste and offer a trash sorting station for the customers
  • We only serve plant based products at our activities.
  • We use a compost for food waste and have compostable toilets
  • We are self sufficient on electricity from solar panels installed at Naawa Nature Camp
  • We prefer second hand shopping and strive to buy used products when possible
  • We reuse old material as far as possible when building and renovating
  • We use our own compost to fertilize the gardens
  • We are proudly part of the LGBTQ community: We speak gay. 
  • We create an environment where everybody is welcome and have zero tolerance towards any kind of discrimination
  • We let parts of the grassland areas grow tall to create living spaces for the pollinators
  • We install bird houses at Naawa Nature Camp
  • In the near future, we want to organize more events on the subject of sustainable development
  • Be a strong influence on sustainability and ecological living
  • We want to enter a program for climate compensation to make sure we create zero negative impact on the climate
  • We are certified with Biosphere Sustainable tourism certificate
  • We are a proud support company of the association Keep the Archipelago tidy 
  • At Korpo Kajakboden we donate a small sum for every kayak and SUP-board rented as well as a small percentage of the guided tours to the John Nurminen Foundation
  • The owner is a certified Biosphere ambassador
  • We are proudly part of the LGBTQ community: We speak gay
  • Naawa is awarded with the Sustainable Travel Finland label. The label is awarded by Visit Finland for companies that have undergone the whole program and fulfilled the criteria about sustainable and responsible tourism.
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