Swimhiking is not an extrem sport, but a logical approach when travelling on-foot in areas with lot's of water.
Additionally, swimhiking provides a very low impact way of wilderness travel.

The "normal" hiker will have to zig-zag around water.

The canoesist will also have to zig-zag around land.

The swimhiker can travel in a more direct line.


Swimhikers are spezialized and equipped to cross and use rivers, ponds and lakes.

NordicByNature-guides will show you the beauty of Finish nature and the possibilities of swimhiking. 

On our trips and courses we visit some islands which can not be reached by normal hilkers and we will travel in a way that simply makes sense.


Come with us to unique places and discover a new way to travel.


How we swimhike:

Much like many hikers, also many swimhikers enjoy covering big distances during the day.
While this is certainly possible, our swimhikes focus on the nature experience.

We prefer to travel in a way (on land and water) that allows us to experience and enjoy our natural surrounding as much as possible.

Since speed is not of essence to us, and since the water temperatures of our waterways can range in summer between 13°C and 20°C, we recommend to use a wersuit, designed for swimming, on our tours.
Personally we like to use flippers, to keep our hands free for taking pictures or using binocluars, map and compass and also to conserve energy.

Depending on the route, we might be in swimming mode most of the time.
We pull our backpacks behind us with a short rope. The backpacks are either made waterproof by packing them into a drybag or we simply pack the contents of the backpack waterproof, using waterproof backpackliners. Since the backpacks float very well, they actually stay mostly dry also from the outside.

Summer 2014, click here

All you need: a good water proof bag and fins
All you need: a good water proof bag and fins