Savonlinna winter adventure

Spend a great winter day and join guide Arto on this Winter adventure from Savonlinna to Punkaharju. Arto will pick you up from your hotel/cottage in Savonlinna, guide you during tour and bring back after tour. First you may enjoy a short Savonlinna-sightseeing tour and hear guides stories about the town. Then we drive to Kerimäki to see the worlds biggest wooden church, a truly extraordinary building. Our journey continues to Punkaharju ridge where we drive the road of the century and explore the sights of this unique national landscape.  Next we go outdoors, put on snowshoes  and enjoy the magic of winter in Punkaharju arboretum area on a snowshoeing walk. Winter forest is a real wonderland!   Fresh air and Finnish forest will empower you as we walk along the big snowy trees and observe forest winter life.  Guide tells you stories about local history, nature and wildlife along the way. Back in car guide will prepare a warm snack and we sip hot drinks before getting back to Savonlinna. To get the best experience guide recommends also  optional lunch and visit in the forest museum Lusto, or  optional lunch in the nostalgic Hotel Punkaharju.  In case you pferer to try Crosscountry skiing or Tour skating it is possible by renting the equipment in Punkaharju for an extra fee, paid on site. Once back in your accommodation guide will say thank you and recommends a warm sauna and dinner in the evening.  

Highlights of Savonlinna winter adventure

  • hop & go. Guide makes all arrangements, you just need to book, walk along and enjoy
  • the worlds biggest wooden church in Kerimäki bathing in winter sun, a truly magnificent building
  • drive the road of century in Punkaharju ridge, one of the national landscapes in Finland, surrounded by frozen lakes
  • winter wonderland in Punkaharju arboretum, snow shoe walk is big fun in snowy forest
  • guide stories & warm snack in fresh air
  • optional visit to Lusto forest museum

Savonlinna winter adventure details

  • When → from early November  untill end April. Guide recommend winter tour in January-mid-April when lakes are deep frozen and forests covered by snow
  • Where → Guide will pick you up from your hotel/cottage in Savonlinna area (also Rantasalmi/Varkaus areas) and drive you by adventure bus. Remember to give the address of your hotel/cottage with order
  • Difficulty → semi-easy, suits to normal healthy adults. Trekking or snow shoeing in winter forest requires good physical condition and adventure spirit from all participants. Guide will select the snow shoeing route and difficulty according to your condition and wishes. Adult size snowshoes rental is included in fee. Earlier snow shoeing experience is not necessary, because your guide will teach you the basics.
  • Start → morning  at 09:00 , guide will come to your accommodation. Duration 4,5-5 hours. If you prefer a later start, you should contact guide before order. Please note that daylight-time is very short in winter, and we want to make whole tour in daylight-conditions
  • Price → 60€/person  Minimum fee is 240€ (4 persons). Bus is good for max 8 persons. Bigger groups should ask offer before ordering
  • Price includes → bus transfer, rental of snow shoes/non-slip crampons, guide services, safety equipment, warm drink and warm snack in Punkaharju.  Guide carries first aid equipment
  • Available for extra fee +10€/person visit to forest museum Lusto (duration additional +1-1,5 hours). Please note that Lusto is closed on mondays during winter months
  • You should bring → warm outdoor clothing and warm winter trekking shoes, water bottle, adventure spirit
  • 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
  • Booking at the moment via contact-form latest 24H before. Soon possible to book online