Saimaa Canoeing Services

Saimaa canoeing

Hanhiniitty is in Puumala, in the archipelago of Lake Saimaa, with great canoeing options where the waterways to Savonlinna, Mikkeli and Lappeenranta meet.

Our Saimaa Canoeing services include various options for canoeing in the nearby archipelago or venturing further away to different parts of Lake Saimaa. We rent out kayaks, canoes and other equipment to people setting off independently, and we can also help to plan routes. Our guided excursions offer a safe way to take to the water without having to worry about the route – concentrate on paddling and admiring the surrounding nature. Canoeing courses offer a safe way to take up a good hobby. Come and canoe with us, or at least plan your trip for next summer!

In the winter, when Lake Saimaa freezes over, we rent out snowshoes and equipment for winter excursions. We can also accompany you on your winter trip.

We rent out one- and two-man kayaks and open canoes for enjoyable experiences on the water, as well as for longer excursions. We also offer Feel Free sit-on-top fishing kayaks for relaxing paddling and fishing trips, also suitable for children. Reserve your equipment in good time to guarantee access to the most suitable items during the busy canoeing season.

Rentals include: paddles, life jackets, goggles, maps and route guidance. If needed, we will also transport the equipment to you or pick you up at the end of the canoeing trip from desired destination. Transportation 30 € / departure + 1 € / km.

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SINGLE- AND DOUBLE KAYAKS

We rent out one- and two-man kayaks for enjoyable experiences on the water, as well as for longer excursions.

Price: single 40€/day, 55€/overnight, 170€/week

double 50€/day, 70€/overnight, 200€/week

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OPEN CANOES

Open canoes are suitable for  longer excursions as well as for family paddling.

Price: 40 €/day, 55€/overnight, 170€/week

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FEEL FREE FISHING KAYAKS

Feel Free sit-on-top fishing kayaks for relaxing paddling and fishing trips, also suitable for children.

Price: 30 €/day, 40€/overnight, 150€/week

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OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

day overnight week
tent (for 2-4 persons ) 15€ 40€
sleeping bag and base 15€ 40€
cooker, kettles, crockery and cutlery / person 10€ 15€ 40€
lamp, compass, maps, first aid kit, etc 10€ 10€ 40€
dry bags (different sizes) 4€ 4€ 15€
kayaking barrels 5€ 5€ 20€
child carrier 10€ 10€ 30€

OUR SAIMAA

The Puumala area is one of the most spectacular canoeing areas in Lake Saimaa. We can help you to plan your route and excursion, and we can transport the equipment. Canoeists can also rent a small sauna cabin in a peaceful location on its own island approximately 10 km from Niinisaari island.

WEEKLY QUIDED CANOE TRIPS DURING THE SUMMER

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EARLY MORNING PADDLE

WEEKLY PROGRAMME: Wednesdays 13 June–29 August. EARLY MORNING PADDLE Departure at 7:00 am from Sahanlahti Resort, duration about 4 hours.  Easy going morning paddle on the serene Lake Kaitajärvi, morning sauna and breakfast.
Price: 98 €/person (if you accommodate in Sahanlahti 83 €/person).
Reservations at least one day in advance. Sanna | tel. +358 50 548 7653 | sanna@hanhiniitty.fi

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SUMMER NIGHT PADDLING ON LAKE SAIMAA

Come and take to the waters around the Lake Saimaa archipelago with us in the mystical atmosphere of a summer night. We use open canoes, depending on the conditions and the physical fitness of the participants, going at a relaxed pace and stopping ashore for a picnic. No prior canoeing experience is required. Kayaking is also an option if participants have prior kayaking experience.

Departure: Hanhiniitty, Ylössaarentie 84, Niinisaari.
Time: Every Thursdays at 8 pm
Price: 85 €. (includes guidance,canoeing kit and a snack)
Reservations at least one day in advance. Sanna | tel. +358 50 548 7653 | sanna@hanhiniitty.fi

PADDLE INDEPENDENTLY ON LAKE SAIMAA

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HOLIDAY AT YOUR OWN ISLAND ON LAKE SAIMAA
2 days / 6 day

Take your own time canoeing on Lake Saimaa and stay overnight at your own island. Jänissaari Island is located in the middle of best paddling waters, 10 kilometers away (waterway) from Hanhiniitty.   The surface area of the island is about 9 hectares and it is a Natura protected area due to the ringed seals living in the area. There are no other cottages on the island.The cottage can accommodate four people. You will naturally also have access to the wood-burning sauna built next to your cottage, as well as a rowing boat.

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Price:
from 250€/ 2 pers / 2 day (including open canoe for two with equipment and 2 days accommodation at the Jänissaari fishing hut)
from 590€/2 pers / 6 days ((including open canoe for two with equipment and 6 days accommodation at the Jänissaari fishing hut))

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CANOE ADVENTURE ON LAKE SAIMAA 2 days / 6 days

Pack your equipment to the canoe or kayak and head towards an adventure on Lake Saimaa. We provide equipment for excursions and a tailor made excursion plan.

Price:
from 220 €/ 2 pers/2 days
from 400 €/ 2 pers/6 days

CANOEING EXCURSIONS ON REQUEST

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SUMMER NIGHT PADDLING ON LAKE SAIMAA

Come and take to the waters around the Lake Saimaa archipelago with us in the mystical atmosphere of a summer night. We use open canoes, depending on the conditions and the physical fitness of the participants, going at a relaxed pace and stopping ashore for a picnic. No prior canoeing experience is required. Kayaking is also an option if participants have prior kayaking experience.

Ask more:  Sanna | tel. +358 50 548 7653 | sanna@hanhiniitty.fi

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FAMILY CANOEING TRIP

Let’s try canoeing with the whole family. No prior canoeing experience is required. We will teach the basics of paddling, if necessary, and set out for a short trip in the sheltered waters nearby. During the trip, we will stop ashore for a short break and a picnic to regain our strength.
Duration: approx. 3 hours.
Price: EUR 80 per adult and EUR 40 per child. (includes guidance, canoeing equipment and a picnic). Minimum charge: EUR 240. Participants should wear sporty clothing that is suitable for the weather.
Ask more:  Sanna | tel. +358 50 548 7653 | sanna@hanhiniitty.fi

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CANOE TRIP TO THE MUSEUM FARM

This three-hour trip will take you around the sheltered archipelago of Lake Saimaa by canoe or kayak. Your guide will introduce you to the canoeing equipment and the basic paddling technique, as well as the nature of Lake Saimaa. The canoe trip is approximately 7 km in length, and we will stop at the Liehtalanniemi museum farm for a break. During the museum farm’s opening hours, the steward or canoe guide will present the old archipelago way of life, telling the story of Liehtalanniemi Jallu, the farm’s last resident. We will also enjoy coffee and a picnic at the museum farm.

Ask more:  Sanna | tel. +358 50 548 7653 | sanna@hanhiniitty.fi

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CANOE TRIP TO ROKANSAARI ISLAND

Spend a day canoeing and enjoying the nature of Lake Saimaa. The guided all-day canoe trip will take you to the Puumala archipelago, on clear waters near rocky shores. The trip will introduce you to the diverse lakeside nature of Lake Saimaa and get you paddling properly.  In one day, you will paddle approximately 17 km. The trip heads for one of the most interesting geological sites in our area: Rokansaari.

Ask more:  Sanna | tel. +358 50 548 7653 | sanna@hanhiniitty.fi