Weekend Kayaking in Ristiina, Lake Saimaa


Country/region visited: Finland, Mikkeli, Lake Saimaa. The area visited is one of the most beautiful places in Southern Finland. Due to its narrow, scenic waterways, it is a perfect place for leisurely weekend kayaking.

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 – Mikkeli (Ristiina), Lake Saimaa, travel by private minibus

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

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

Suitability: This trip is mainly focusing on kayaking at the beautiful Yövesi, 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 in any case, will be longer than eight hours and 25 km.