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Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Seppo O
Reviewed 2 March 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JariJK
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Foodie_Eva
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Nachtblaad
Reviewed 30 July 2015

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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank luxlifefuorifuori
Reviewed 4 July 2015

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.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Jukka V
Reviewed 30 April 2013

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

2  Thank Leksa56
Reviewed 31 December 2012

I have always seen seals during spring time and had good luck when fishing. Saimaa Holiday services from Oravi or Järvi-Sydän are well organised.

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Matti V
Reviewed 21 December 2012

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

Date of experience: May 2012
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