Tours

Fully customized tour / company event

We help you plan your unique trip to peaceful Lake Saimaa surroundings. You will have a chance to encounter the endangered Saimaa ringed seal. Activities included in all cruises: Fishing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, swimming, sauna experience, and meal package. Ask for additional activities.

From 1.600€ overnight / group of max 8 people

3 day tour example (Lappeenranta - Savonlinna)
Day 1:

Tour starts from Lappeenranta where you can spend a day exploring local activities around one of the greenest cities in Finland. 

Visit Lappeenranta
Tripsadvisor Lappeenranta

Day 2:

In Linnavuori national park we can enjoy the peaceful dawn and get ready for a full day of kayaking/SUP adventure.

National Park Linnansaari

Day 3:

In the morning we release the ropes from the dock and turn our bow to Savonlinna city, where we should arrive around noon. This will be also our final destination and you can spend more time in the city or on our boat where you can stay till the next morning. 

Visit Savonlinna
Tripadvisor Savonlinna

Rainy days activities:

We have a great variety of board games and gaming consoles if the weather is very poor. Sauna is always great regardless of the weather. 

Additional information:

Info package about Saimaa ringed seal

Activities included in all cruises: Fishing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, swimming, sauna experience. Ask for additional activities.

If you need any help with your travel plans, flights, or anything else we can help with, let us know by sending an email to info@opensshoressaimaa.com or calling us on +358505854511 (English, Suomi)

The full fee will be paid on-site before the tour starts with a credit/bank card.

Please check our booking terms & conditions.

5 day tour example (Lappeenranta - Savonlinna -Joensuu)
Day 1:

Tour starts from Lappeenranta where you can spend a day exploring local activities around one of the greenest cities in Finland. 
Visit Lappeenranta
Tripadvisor Lappeenranta

Day 2:

After breakfast, we release the ropes from the dock and head to North arriving at ”Taka-Ruuho” in the afternoon. 

There is a good possibility for a swim and chill at the sandy beach or enjoy neighboring islands with a kayak or SUP. 

Another great day activity would be hiking around the islands’ forest routes. 

Day 3:

After breakfast, we continue our journey to spectacular narrow passages of Lake Saimaa with a stunning view of rocky walls. Depending on your choice, we can also visit the town Puumala.

From there we continue to natural park Linnavuori which holds a nice peak for a hike with a beautiful view over Lake Saimaa. 

Then you have plenty of time for leisure activities of your choice. 

Visit Puumala

Pisamalahti Hillfort

Saimaa Geopark Pisamalahti

Day 4:

From Linnavuori national park we are off to the city of Savonlinna. On our way, we will visit the islands of Pihjalavesi where is a great chance to spot Saimaa ringed seal, the world’s rarest seal. 

Another attraction waits with visiting historical war sites where we can dock. From there we depart to Savonlinna which we will reach before dusk.

History of Pihjalavesi
Pihlajavesi

Day 5:

In Savonlinna, you have the whole day to visit local attractions and explore the surroundings.  
Visit Savonlinna

Rainy days activities:

We have a great variety of board games and gaming consoles if the weather is very poor. Sauna is always great regardless of the weather. 

Additional information:

Info package about Saimaa ringed seal

Activities included in all cruises: Fishing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, swimming, sauna experience. Ask for additional activities.

If you need any help with your travel plans, flights, or anything else we can help with, let us know by sending an email to info@opensshoressaimaa.com or calling us on +358505854511 (English, Suomi)

The full fee will be paid on-site before the tour starts with a credit/bank card.

Please check our booking terms & conditions.

4 day kayaking / SUP tour
Day 1:

Arriving in city Savonlinna and get to know our boat, crew and getting an overview of how all the equipment and premises work.

In the evening we are off to Linnanvuori national park which locates around 3 hours away from Savonlinna. During this journey, we will help you to plan the kayaking/SUP adventures with local maps.

Visit Savonlinna nature, hiking, and national parks

Day 2:

We spend the day sailing to Savonlinna while experiencing the pristine waters of Lake Saimaa and enjoying stunning landscapes.

On the way, you can visit numerous quest harbors and natural docks.  For the night we will dock in Linnanvuori National Park.  

National Park Linnansaari
Pisamalahti Hillfort

Day 3:

New morning and new adventures ahead. This time we head to Kolovesi national park which will reach after 3.5 hours.

National Park Kolovesi

Day 4:

From morning on we make our way back to the Savonlinna. Approx. 3-4 hours. 

Rainy days activities:

We have a great variety of board games and gaming consoles if the weather is very poor. Sauna is always great regardless of the weather. 

Additional information:

Info package about Saimaa ringed seal

Activities included in all cruises: Fishing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, swimming, sauna experience. Ask for additional activities.

If you need any help with your travel plans, flights, or anything else we can help with, let us know by sending an email to info@opensshoressaimaa.com or calling us on +358505854511 (English, Suomi)

The full fee will be paid on-site before the tour starts with a credit/bank card.

Please check our booking terms & conditions.

Meal package will be planned with customer
Map of Saimaa
Saimaa Kuopio map web © Hannu Härkönen
Saimaa Joensuu map web © Hannu Härkönen
Saimaa Lappeenranta map web © Hannu Härkönen

As an example, the distance from Kuopio to Savonlinna is 161km by car. From Kuopio to Joensuu 138km and from Joensuu to Savonlinna 141km. Then from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna 156km.

With our ship, these distances take from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna 11 hours, Savonlinna to Joensuu 10 hours and Savonlinna to Kuopio 8 hours. 

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