Kolovesi is a paddler's paradise, where rocky cliffs rise over the narrow lake channels that form part of the vast labyrinthine Saimaa Lake System. Ancient rock paintings give insights into how Finland's early settlers lived in harmony with nature thousands of years ago. With luck you might encounter a curious Saimaa ringed seal. Canoeing allows you to truly appreciate the tranquillity of Kolovesi. Motor boats are not allowed in the park.
Explore the park by yourself
You can rent paddling equipment and camping gear in Oravi and start your trip in Oravi or in Kolovesi. It takes 1-2 days to paddle from Oravi to Kolovesi (ca 30 km). The route goes through the beautiful Joutenvesi lake area so there is no need to hurry. There are no marked camp sites in Joutenvesi, choose your place according to the everyman’s right.
On request we transport canoes to Käkötaipale (in the south part of Kolovesi) or to Kirkkoranta. You can also start your trip in Kolovesi and finish in Oravi. Book your trip in our web shop or from our sales office.
New! Seal Trail rental place in Kirkkoranta. For rent single and double kayaks and indian canoes. Please make the reservation beforehand online or from our sales office.
Our guided paddling trips are all inclusive. The price includes paddling equipment, camping equipment, the guide, food and drinks. The trips are usually made with single or double kayaks. We sleep in tents or in a log house. Book your own private trip or join a group. You find the departure dates in our event calendar. See all the guided paddling trips from here!
Oravi - Kolovesi -Oravi. ca 80 -100km. Duration 4-7 days
Oravi - Kolovesi (or Kolovesi - Oravi). ca 40-50km. Duration 2-3 days. One direction by car.
Around Kolovesi ca. 20-30km. Duration 1-2 days. Transportation to Kolovesi by car.
More information and maps:
Plan your route with excursionmap.fi
Kolovesi brouchure outdoors.fi
More information about Kolovesi outdoors.fi
Planning guide for paddling holiday in Kolovesi -Seal Trail Visitors Guide.pdf
Buy a water proof map of Kolovesi, Linnansaari and Mid-Saimaa (Savonlinna-Varkaus-Heinävesi incl. Linnansaari ja Kolovesi) from our web shop or directly in our office.
Starting places: Kirkkoranta, Kirkkorannantie Enonkoski. Käkötaipale, Vääräntauksentie Enonkoski.