Weekend Kayaking in Puumala, Lake Saimaa


Country/region visited: Finland, Puumala, Lake Saimaa. The area is one of the most beautiful places in Southern Finland. Indeed, Puumala municipality is one enormous labyrinth-like archipelago with hundreds of islands and myriad waterways perfect for lake kayaking. The area is dominated by granite rocks rising from the water, sandy beaches, and esker ridges formed by the last ice-age. You will definitely like it!

Start/end: Helsinki (City Centre, Helsinki International Airport, or any other pick-up point.

Duration: 2 days/2 nights

What is included?

  • All transport from and to Helsinki
  • Accommodation in mid-range hotel or cabin (sharing twin or double, single at extra cost of 110 EUR)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Equipment used in activities

Itinerary in short:

Day 1 (Friday): Helsinki – Puumala, Lake Saimaa, travel by private minibus

Day 2 (Saturday): All day kayaking, Puumala, Lake Saimaa

Day 3 (Sunday): Puumala – Helsinki, travel by private minibus

Suitability: This trip is mainly focusing of kayaking on Lake Saimaa. At least some previous kayaking experience is required, but all kayaks and the gear are provided by Adverento Travel. This trip is also highly recommended for kayaking clubs with serious paddlers. The length and duration of the kayaking trip on Saturday is subject to weather conditions, but is always longer than eight hours and 25 km.