Easy and comfortable canoe tour in the magnificent archipelago of Linnansaari National Park, the home waters of Saimaa Ringed seal.. The tour includes an introduction to canoeing/kayaking, accommodation in interesting places, breakfast , canoeing equipment and last but not least – traditional Finnish sauna every night.
Day 1. Arrival to the idyllic village Oravi. Introduction to kayaking/canoeingand a short guided paddling trip (ca 2 hours). Accommodation in the apartment hotel. There is a kitchen in the apartment and a restaurant next to the hotel.
Day 2. Breakfast in restaurant Ruukinranta. Outfitting and hit the lake. Today you will paddle an easy routre from Oravi to Linnansaari island (ca 5 km). Accommodation in a hut in Linnansaari Eco hostel. Traditional wood heated sauna by the lake. Make your own outdoordinner by the camp fire.
Day 3. Breakfast in Linnansaari cafeteria. Today you will paddle from Linnansaari to Porosalmi through the most beautiful parts of the national park (15-20 km). In Porosalmi you will sleep ion tree tents (Tentsile) in Porokylä reindeer village. There is a service building with toilet, shower and sauna next to the camping spot. You will also have a chance to get close to the reindeer and feed them. There is a restaurant and spa on short walking distance (500 m) from Porokylä reindeer village.
Day 4. Large buffet breakfast in restaurant Piikatyttö, at 11.00 you will take the speed boat back to Oravi.
The tour is suitable for everyone with normal condition, previous paddling experience is recommended but not necessary because on the first day of the tour a professional guide will teach you basic paddling technique, orientation and safety issues. During the tour you can cook dinner by yourself or eat in the restaurants in Oravi and Järvisydän. The package includes cooking equipment. There is a shop in Oravi where you can buy food for your trip.
Price: 380 e/person in double kayak or 360 e/person in Canadian canoe. The price includes accommodation 3 nights with breakfast, sauna in Oravi, Linnansaari and Porokylä, basic paddling guidance (ca 2 hours) the first day, canoe/kayak rent with life vests, spray decks, dry bags, paddles, map and compass, camping cooker, plates and cutlery, transportation by speed boat from Järvisydän to Oravi.
Pick up by car from Savonlinna to Oravi 15 e/person
Spa entrance fee in Järvisydän 29,90 e/person
Outdoor meal package in Linnansaari (lunch and dinner) 29 e/person