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Wonderful views even in winter time. You can rent a pair of skates and skate 18 km and back another 18 km :) Sure you can skate shorter route also and a coffee break at small café.
In summer time you might see some ringed...More
This is Finland's most beautiful place for tour skating (aka Nordic skating, trip skating or wild skating). The route from Porosalmi to Oravi is a bit over 18 kilometers in one direction. Almost the whole route is located in Linnansaari National Park.
We started our...More
Access from Rantasalmi or Ovari but only 2-3 times a day by “regular“ ferry, otherwise you have to book a water-taxi yourself (with extra cost of course) : could be improved by Finnish tourist administration! Nice walking trails, well signed. To do with good hiking...More
We stayed at the Järvisydän Hotel & Resort and took a boat to the National Park. The guides are very friendly and do a great job. We went for a hike in the National Park and got to see and collect all kind of mushrooms...More
We stayed at Oravi and instead of going on a seal-watching tour or kayaking to the islands, we decided to take a boat taxi to the main island for the 7km hike. The boat ride costs 45 euros each direction (in June; there are regular...More
the Saimaa lake is a place where live the adventure and exploration with the right sense of organization.
Many islands with a special charm and turning in canoeing there is a feeling of really being a Scout immersed in nature.
Linnansaari is one of the best national parks in Finland, you may see the real rarities like Saimaa ringed seal and also ospreys etc... Also in the evening at fireplace you meet other people having nice evening.
This Linnansaari can be reached from Rantasalmi or Oravi where the boats bring you there. This area is a home of one of the very rare seal "Saimaannorppa" There`s only about less than 300 in whole world. Most of them live in Haukivesi and Pihlajavesi...More
I have been in Linnasaari many times. In wintertime you can rent skates in Oravi, Savonlinna, Linnasaari is about 5km away. In summertime only way to get there is by boat. Rent a canoe or go with water taxi, it's up to you. Scenery is...More