Guided Canoe Tours


Combine your holiday cottage stay with an interesting canoe or rowing boat trip on beautiful lake Saimaa! A round trip over two days takes you under three bridges into the labyrinth of Oravisalo and Varpasalo islands. We do not recommend this tour for beginners, families. Experienced paddlers and rowers it is suitable. It can be done independently or with a guide.

On the route, you will learn where the ore was found that led to the establishment of the Outokumpu copper mine. Evening meal is served outdoors by open fire. You spend the night in an open shed or tent in a private nature reserve. In the morning of day two, you can explore the Apajalahti nature trail and see one of Finland's most prominent common alder woods. With a bit of luck, you may catch some fish for your lunch. You might even spot a ringed seal.

The package contains: canoe or rowing boat, packed lunch, guide

Fee: depending on tour details

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Get to know the magnificent landscapes in which many of the folk tunes you hear at Kihaus Folk Festival have their origin! The tour takes you from Koivuniemi to Apajalahti in the Folk Festiva( 3-5-July 2020) week, on 2 July 2019 from 10 am to 6 (7) pm. After a canoe tour of about 15 km, you enjoy a meal and musical entertainment by open fire in the private nature reserve of Apajalahti. After the meal, you are taken back to Koivuniemi by car.

The package contains: canoe, meal and program, guide, transport

Fee: 140 euros p. p. Minimum 4 participants. Maximum 16.

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Canoe tour from Suursaari to Koivuniemi on Friday, xx July and xx August  xxxx, 5 pm–1 am.

The tour begins at Koivuniemi, where you can book accomodation in a room or tent. Transport to Suursaari (to start rowing or canoeing to Koivuniemi. As the light fades, you pass through a labyrinth of islands. If there are no clouds, your journey will be lit by moonshine. We have a break on route to enjoy a packed meal and drinks. The tour ends with a night sauna and snack at Koivuniemi. Depending on the weather, specially wind.

The package contains: canoe or rowing boat, guide, meal, sauna, transport

Fee: depending on tour details

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The Suursaari orienteering trail is 20 kilometres long, with 9  targets, and can be done by rowing boat or canoe. You can take a day or even two to explore the waters of northern Saimaa lake district, on the border of two cultures. If you are lucky, you may spot a ringed seal. The islands invite you to stop for a bite or drink, lure fish or try geocaching. If you prefer to do it a two-day tour, you can camp in an open shed.

The round trip starts and ends in Suursaari.  The tour can be done independently or with a guide. If it is windy, rowing or canoeing on an open strech of the lake requires experience. The tour can be shortened to suit less experienced rowers and paddlers.

The package contains: canoe or rowing boat, map, guide optional

Fee: depending on tour details

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