SaimaaHoliday is a group of family owned companies that offer accommodation, lake activities and restaurant services in the heart of Saimaa lakeland. SaimaaHoliday was founded in 1999. The two main SaimaaHoliday resorts are situated in Oravi and in Rantasalmi and we arrange activities in Linnansaari and Kolovesi National parks.
SaimaaHoliday is a rewarded aquatic tourism destination. In 2010 SaimaaHoliday was a winning destination in EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence)
1. Sustainable, long-term actions and respect nature values
2. Fellowship and cooperation
3. Exclusive and personalized customer service
4. Have fun at work
5. Spirit of innovation
We are concerned about the environment. SaimaaHoliday is certified with the Nordic Swan Eco Label and we have for example built our own recycling station in the village. Read more about our environmental program here:
SaimaaHoliday Oravi is committed support sustainable tourism in Finland and we have signed the pledge of 10 sustainability principles:
We practise fair co-operation
We take care of the local environment
We respect local culture and traditions
We respet human rights and equality
We favour locally produced food and wild food
Safety and quality is a priority for us
We try to reduce our carbon footprint
We communicate openly
We are constantly developing our business
We are committed to the principles of sustainable tourism
We share the same home waters with the Saimaa ringed seal, therefore we have developed seal friendly activities.
We prefer eco-friendly transportation methods such as canoeing, biking, hiking and tour skating. We also prefer ridesharing, we arrange transport with our safari bus to Savonlinna/Kolovesi and regular boat to Linnansaari.
In our restaurants we use as much local ingredients as possible, especially local fish and wild food.
We are part of the local community and cooperate with local companies and organizations. We respect local culture and people. In Oravi everyone is welcome, regardless of their background, gender, age, country of origin, nationality, sexual orientation, physical disability, religion, or political views. We show respect to everyone that in return shows it to us, to local people and nature.
We have fulfilled the Sustainable Travel Finland criterias.
SaimaaHoliday Oravi companies
Saimaan Eräpalvelu Oravi Oy (Saimaa Wildreness Service Ltd),
lake activities since 1996
Oravin kyläkauppa Oy, village shop
Oravi Lake Center Oy, village shop and restaurant since 2013
Loma-Oravi Oy, 17 villas, built in 2003-2014
PV-group, Oravi Apartments hotel, built in 2008