With a guide

All our guides have paddling and first aid certificates and have years of experience on these waters. With a guide you can relax and enjoy the landscape because the guide navigates, lights the camping fire, cooks all the meals etc. The guides also have stories to tell about wildlife and local lifestyle.

Most trips need at least 4 participants and we gather groups on request.  Sign up for our next departure online, in our sales office or follow announcements in our journal and event calendar.

Giant canoe excursion
A different canoeing trip using giant, safe, 7-meter-long voyager canoes in the rugged landscapes of the Linnansaari or Kolovesi National Parks or on the waters of the historic Castle Olavinlinna. This trip is ideal for companies or other groups that want to enjoy the unique lake nature and the team spirit. Before starting the trip an experienced guide gives the participants safety education and teaches the basics of paddling technique. During the trip we'll enjoy a wilderness snack.
Duration of the tour: 1,5-3 hours.
Degree of difficulty: No former canoeing experience required.
Starting and returning point: Oravi, Järvisydän, Kolovesi or Savonlinna.
Route: The canoeing route and possible landings can be planned together according to the wishes and time limits of the group.
Group size: 4-30 persons.
Availability: May-October, to be booked beforehand.
Price: 39-49 €/person, minimium 312 € (from Savonlinna and Kolovesi +135€).
The price includes: Canoeing equipment, guidance, rainwear, a snack and drinks.
Extra services: In program can be compined for example meal.
Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

Day trip in Kolovesi National Park
Kolovesi National Park is characterized by wilderness-like landscapes, narrow bays and sounds as well as labyrinthine islands. During the trip we have packed lunch and get acquainted with the famous rock-paintings . On the hottest days we can dive into the refreshing waves of Lake Saimaa.
Duration: 4-5- h in Kolovesi + 2 h transportation.
Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience is required
Starting and returning point: Oravi or Kolovesi.
Group size:  2-12 persons.
Availability: June-August,to be booked beforehand.
Price: 110 €/person (min 4 persons)  
The Price includes: kayak equipment, gloves and shoes. Packed lunch. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
Service languages: Finnish and English.
Note: we can also make the trip with giant canoes (group size 6-27 persons), please ask for an offer.

Day trip in Linnansaari National Park

The paddling trip to Linnansaari National Park starts in Oravi harbour. First we learn the proper paddling technique and safety skills. Then we paddle slowly and admire the landscapes having breaks now and then. During the trip we have lunch by the camp fire. On hot days there is a possibility to swim in lake Saimaa.
Duration: ca 5 h
Degree of difficulty: Former paddling experience is recommended, but not required.
Guidance: 2-7 persons / 1 guide, 8-12 persons / 2 guides (or depending on the skills of the group)
Starting and returning point: Oravi
Availability: June - August. Booked in advance.
Equipment: The price includes kayak equipment, gloves and shoes. The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the first aid kit.
Price: 60 €/ person (min 4 persons, min. 360€) including the necessary canoeing equipment, guidance and lunch.
Service languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

2 Day Kayaking Tour in Linnansaari National Park

Guests favourite!

A full-service paddling trip for the whole family in Linnansaari National Park. Our local guides have many years of guidance and paddling experience from this area. In addition to nature experiences the participants have the culinary possibility to try local fish and game delicacies.

Excursion starts from Oravi village where we gear up and get to know each other. Paddling trip starts and we'll head directly to the blue waters of Linnansaari National Park. Our paddling route will go trough the island labyrint ending to Linnansaari main island where we stay overnight. Accommodation in Eco hostel in traditional log gottages. After a day outdoors we'll enjoy a dinner prepared by the guide, have sauna and mayby a little walk around the nature paths and museum croft area. After a well slept night in a cosy hut and breakfast we'll head deeper into the national park waters. These waters are especially good for spotting the worlds endangered seal "the Saimaa ringed seal" as well as the majestic Osspray. With a bit of a good luck we'll spot both!

After the paddling and wilderness lunch well return to Oravi where we end the excursion.

  • Duration of the tour: 2 days, 1 night.
  • Degree of difficulty: No former canoeing experience required, basic physical condition is enough. Suitable for families with children as well.
  • Starting and returning point: Oravi
  • Accommodation site: Sammakkoniemi camping site, Eco hostel with traditional log gottages. Each hut sleeps 4 people.
  • Daily program / route description: Paddling route goes past the islands through the labyrinths of Linnansaari National Park. Routes are planned as the safest at the time, weather conditions taken into consideration. Previous paddling experience is not required.
  • Equipment: All the equipment are included into the price, gloves, shoes and sleeping bags. Guide takes care of First Aid kit and camping equipment. Participants take care of other personal belongings and clothes. Pack at least: few sets of spare clothes, towel, hat/ sunglasses, rain gear, drinking bottle and personal hygiene products.
  • Available:  on request (June-August).
  • Price: 290€/ person
  • Price includes: kayak, life jacket, dry bags, shoes/ gloves, sleeping bag, guidance, accommodation in eco hut, sauna, meals (dinner, breakfast, lunch), drinking water.
  • Service languages: Finnish, English. Swedish
Kolovesi tour
Welcome to experience the quiet lake wilderness of Kolovesi National Park with our qualified guides. On our tour we paddle through the whole area of the National Park into the world of Saimaa ringed seals. Accommodation in a real logging cabin. The experience will be crowned by traditional sauna and dinner in the spirit of ancient logging workers.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
Degree of difficulty: No former paddling experience  required
Starting and returning point: Oravi or Kolovesi.
Group size: 6-12 persons.
Availability: May-August, to be booked beforehand.
Equipmen: The price includes kayak equipment,  gloves and shoes, sleeping bags, guidance, accommodation and food.  Alternatively we use  giant canoes
The participants take care of their other personal belongings. The guide takes care of the camping equipment and first aid kit.
Price: 420 €/person
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