Guided Canoe Tour Linnansaari National Park

Guided canoe tour Linnansaari national park is the  easiest and safest way to explore this magnificent place by canoes.  You will see and get more of your trip with a guide. Guide will take care of all arrangements and you may concentrate to enjoy nature and views.  Linnansaari is one of the best place to see a Saimaa ringed seal, and it is one of the most beautifull areas of grand lake Saimaa.  Paddling round and round the maze of islands is a great nature experience. Linnansaari is good canoeing destination for experienced outdoor people. The lake area is big and a bit challenging for beginners, but your private guide ensures your safety and  adjusts the route for your skills. Half-way we land in an island and make coffee or food on open fire. Guides speciality is the optional fried vendace fish prepared in the wild… hmmm.. delicious

Guided canoe tour Linnansaari Highlights

  • Linnansaari national park beautifull arcipelago, maze of small islands
  • Saimaa seal, one of the most endangered fresh water seals
  • Friendly guide & the best service
  • Optional delicious nature meal, fried vendaces with potatoes and vegetables

Guided canoe tour Linnansaari National park 6 hours


Canoe tours by indian canoes to the archipelago of Linnansaari, into the waters of Saimaa ringed seals. Great landscapes, one of the most beautifull areas in great lake Saimaa. This is a private tour. Only you and your friends with your friendly guide.

  • When → from early May  untill end October (ice-out day is normally during the first week of May, but may vary depending on the spring temperatures)
  • Difficulty → moderate, suits well to normal healthy persons. Earlier canoe experience is not necessary, because your guide will teach you all. Guide will select the route plan according to your skills.
  • Start → morning  from 09:00-15:00 Meeting place in Rantasalmi is in Repomäki boat harbor, address: Repomäentie 600, 58900 Rantasalmi. There are also some other possible starting places near Savonlinna (Tammenlahti, Varparanta).  Ask for details if you want to start in another location
  • Price → 60€/person  Minimum fee is 300€ (5 persons). I have canoes for up to 16 persons
  • Price includes → canoe equipment, guide services, safety equipment, one drybag per canoe for your things, coffee made on open fire. Guide carries first aid equipment.
  • You should bring → outdoor clothing as per the weather, water bottle, hat and sunglasses in a sunny day
  • Extra service → Nature meal prepared by guide +15€/peson. Fried vendace and vegetables prepared in the wilderness (if you donot eat fish, also meat/chicken is available by preorder)
  • Extra service → Extra hours for group cost +60€/hr. If you want to have a longer canoe experience, contact us in advance
  • Extra service → Transfer to from Linnansaari is available for max 8 persons from nearby areas, fee is +30€/direction. Transfer is possible from Varkaus, Joroinen, Rantasalmi, Savonlinna
  • Service language → guide speaks english, finnish, french  and also some german, a bit of russian
  • if you have any questions, send them by the contact form
  • Book online. Payment by creditcards and instant confirmation

TOP RATED IN TRIPADVISOR – read testimonials:

My family, boyfriend and I had a absolute fantastic canoe day in Linnansaari Nationalpark with Lakeland GTE and our guide Arto… Caroline. See Review on Tripadvisor

We had a wonderful canoe trip with Arto. The weather was perfect and the nature lovely. He is a very king and funny guide, knows lots of things and can answer many questions…  Julia. See Review on Tripadvisor

Welcome canoeing in Linnansaari national park !

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