Explore Linnansaari National Park on this guided canoe tour from Rantasalmi.
A maze of water in the heart of Linnansaari National Park, explore one of Europe's largest lake systems on this guided tour of Saimaa. Home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seal, get close to nature with a local guide - learning more about the area's natural history & human impact.
This tour is run & operated from Rantasalmi with access to Linnansaari National Park, whose islands are home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seals. Alternative pick ups organised from Savonlinna (Tammenlahti, Varparanta).
Meet your guide for this half-day tour of Linnansaari National Park. A brilliant way to explore the fragile ecosystem of Linnansaari Island, the great expanses of open water on Lake Haukivesi and the straits between its islands can also be easily navigated by beginners. After a short safety briefing & kit demo, you'll start by practising your strokes before setting off into the wild. Travelling as team, follow your nature guide through the straits that make this part of Lakeland such a paddler's paradise. Depending on the season, you might spot some local wildlife - including the illusive Saimaa ringed seal! Paddling at a casual pace, you'll get to explore this unique area from the water's edge - learning more about the park's natural heritage and cultural history from a Lakeland local.
This tour operates from May-October and is suitable for all ages and abilities. The activity uses traditional Indian canoes that can accommodate up to two adults and one child. Please note this a private tour.