En etusivu » Summer Activities » Canoeing

A grand destination for watersports

The national parks and protected nature reserves of Lake Saimaa make tranquil, wild and watery destinations for experienced and novice paddlers alike. They also are home to one of the world’s most endangered sea mammals, the Saimaa Ringed Seal. Travel along the fjords of Kolovesi National Park either in a kayak or canoe.  Leave all the urban trappings behind and head for the Linnansaari National Park with excellent opportunities for kayaking and camping on small islands. Let your spirit guide you through the water world of Veskansa Routes. Stay in a cabin or camp in peaceful surrounding.

Guided tours

You can go kayaking or canoeing by yourself or take a guide with you. The guide will tell stories about the region and teach you the basics of paddling. Be sure not to forget your camera, because the lake scenes will offer plenty of targets to shoot.

SUP Outdoor basics course
SUP Outdoor basics course

Prices from:
39€
/ Person
Stand Up Paddling Outdoor course will give you the basic knowledge for the Stand Up Paddling - safety instructions, a paddling techniques.

For the lesson you will need outdoor clothes, which are suitable for the weather, some try clothes to change after the paddling trip, towel and during the sunny days sun classes or a cap.

» See more information
Day trip to the rock paintings of Kolovesi National park
Day trip to the rock paintings of Kolovesi National park

Prices from:
100€
/ Person
Canoe trip from Kirkkoranta canoe launch to Ukonvuori hill is about 2 km long. In Ukonvuori we visit the rock paintings and after hike to the top pf this famous hill. Duration: 4-5 hours.

» See more information
Canoes, kayaks and SUP-boards
Canoes, kayaks and SUP-boards

Prices from:
16€
/ Hour
Enjoy the beautiful Lake Puruvesi. Easy access to the lake and cosy bay make your trip confortable. Great day trips to island nearby called Pantii (2,5km) or Riviera of Punkaharju called Petri (6km). We offer also instruction.

» See more information
SUP Outdoor
SUP Outdoor

Prices from:
39€
/ Person


» See more information
Saimaacharter Ltd - Casino
Saimaacharter Ltd - Casino

Saimaacharter rent equipment at the Spahotel Casino we offer canoes, kayaks, sup- boards, rowing boat, outboard motor etc. We also organize canoeing/sup-paddling excursion, sup-paddle course and boatsafari. Take a part in excursion or course you get equipment rental -20%.


» See more information
National park canoe safari Kolovesi
National park canoe safari Kolovesi

Prices from:
60€
/ Person
Kolovesi is one of the best lake canoeing destinations in Finland, “the hidden treasure”, highly valued by Lonely Planet. Best season is in may-june when a Saimaa ringed seal can be spotted. Best time for canoeing is june- july when there are not too many paddlers in Kolovesi. We use indian canoes

» See more information
Canoe- and boat rental in Linnansaari National Park
Canoe- and boat rental in Linnansaari National Park

SaimaaHoliday offers the largest variety of rental equipment in Saimaa lake region.
Kayaks, canadian canoes, row boats, motor boats, fishing equipment and camping equipment etc. for rent in Oravi and Järvisydän (Rantasalmi).

» See more information
Kayak Adventure from Kolovesi to Oravi
Kayak Adventure from Kolovesi to Oravi

A full-service, guided canoeing adventure in Kolovesi National Park and in the island labyrinth of the wilderness-like lake Joutenvesi. The local guides are trained and they
have many years’ guidance and canoeing experience on this area as well as good command of languages. In addition to nature experiences the participants have the culinary possibility to try local fish and game delicacies.

» See more information
Self Guided Paddling Excursion in Kolovesi and Linnansaari National Parks
Self Guided Paddling Excursion in Kolovesi and Linnansaari National Parks

Prices from:
32€
/ Daytime
Oravi Outdoor Center rents single kayaks, double kayaks , canadian canoes and a large variety of camping and paddling equipment. The canoe hire includes maps and route planning. There is a grocery shop in Oravi that sell camping meals etc.

» See more information
Naaranlahti - Boat rental
Naaranlahti - Boat rental

Prices from:
37€
We have equipment for fishing, skiing, skating, cycling and canoeing. Beautiful lake scenery and a fantastic countryside give you a relaxing and unforgettable memories.

» See more information
Harjun Portti Equipment rental
Harjun Portti Equipment rental

Prices from:
10€
/ Daytime
Situated in Tuunaansaari Punkaharju, just next to Retretti-train stop, we are specialized in kayak- and boat rental.

Top quality kayaks, rowing boats and motor boats, bicycles for every use - this is just a part of our selection.

From Tuunaansaari Punkaharju, you will find magnificant landscapes for outdoor activities. The hiking trails to ridge area and into the beautiful tree arboretum starts just few hundred meters away from Harjun Portti.
And lake Saimaa: Tuunaansaari and its surroundings offer a unigue landscape for a rowing or paddling trip.

» See more information
Canoeing on Lake Puruvesi
Canoeing on Lake Puruvesi

See behind the peninsulas and bays by paddling and enjoy the nature. When it´s time to rest, land to the island and take your time with lunch in a beautiful landscape.

Length of the trip is from two hours to two days, based on your wishes.

We rent equipments.

» See more information
Oravi Lake Center
Oravi Lake Center

In Oravi, Linnansaari camping site and holiday village Järvisydän (Rantasalmi) you can rent all the paddling equipment you need. The rental includes: paddle, maps, route planning, life jacket, dry bag and spray deck for kayak. For beginners we arrange basic training in Oravi. In the village shop you can buy food, gas etc. that you need for your paddling adventure.


» See more information