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outdoor life?

Are you dreaming of life in the open air?

Stand up paddling

Our Stand Up Paddling courses and guidelines are based on the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) education. We update our knowledge and techniques regulary in a ASI credited school environment in Finland or abroad.

SUP ABC flat water skills

A SUP instructor will take you through the basics of the Stand up paddling techniques on flat water. After this SUP ABC you will be able to enjoy the paddling on your own in a safe manner on flat water. You will learn how to enter water safely, go on/off the board, different paddling techniques, how to turn, and how to be safe on water with a stand up paddling board. We will also learn how to fall safely into water and getting back on board. It is only water!

Weatherproof clothing is recommended, that it is suitable for swimming. Bring one set of extra clothes to change in and a towel.

SUP ABC is held at the Talvijärvi lake at the Ruka ski resort. Program is available also as a private lesson. Price include: SUP instructor, SUP board, leash, paddle, wetsuit and PFD, which is optional.

Duration: about 1 ½ - 2 hours
Group size: minimum 4 persons, maximum 6 persons
Price 49 euros / person, 89 euros / private lesson

Program is available from 1.6.-31.8.2017 according to weather conditions. Reservations and confirmation to be made the day before at 16.00 pm.

Additional services:

Wetsuit + wetshoes   5 euros / person  



We believe that the experience you get when you use one of Red Paddle co boards is that of an authentic SUP experience and not a low quality substitute to the real thing. Inflatable SUP boards offer the ultimate in convenience but this should not be at the expense of performance. We have chosen RED Paddle co inflatable boards for their convenience, performance and most importantly quality. They are very suitable for the conditions that we face in our versatile Ruka-Kuusamo Water Wonderworld.

RED Paddle co board rental (only on Lake Talvijärvi):

20 euros 1 hour
35 euros   2 hours   
60 euros   1 day (9.00-19.00) 
80 euros 2 days 

Board rental includes inflatable board, leash, paddle and PFD.



The surrounding areas of Ruka, Kuusamo and Oulanka national park have lots of different possibilities and levels of water to enjoy a SUP adventure. Depending on your level of skills, ability and wishes, we can take you on a longer adventure including lunch and over-night in a tent in the wilderness, or we can go on a shorter adventure to test and get a feeling for the stand up paddling. Feel the freedom and flow that comes with it.

All our SUP adventures have a weather reservation and we go paddling according to the conditions, to ensure that it is safe. Weatherproof clothing is recommended that is suitable as well for swimming. Ability to swim is also well recommended. Wetsuits and shoes are available for renting.

SUP Adventures include guide services, SUP board, paddle, leash, life jacket and lunch bag. A helmet is always recommended according to the water levels and routes.

Please contact and ask for more details and prices! More details coming soon.

Program is available from 1.6.–31.8.2017, according to the weather conditions. Reservations and confirmation to be made the day before by 16.00



Outdoor Passion Finland programs include the services of a professional guide, all required safety equipment, general liability insurance and VAT. Customers need to check their personal insurance cover before attending the program. Also customers need to have their own clothing suitable for the weather conditions.

If customers wish to make changes in the program or require extra services, we are happy to make a separate offer based on customer requests.

Prices do not include any transportation and the time needed for the translocation will be added on the given duration. Please, ask if transportation is needed.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about our activities!


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