The area is great for day trips as well as longer canoeing excursions if you bring a tent. Linansaari National Park is approximately 40 km from end to end, so it is best to reserve several days for the excursion. If you want an even longer trip, you can continue to Lake Joutenvesi and Kolovesi National Park.
There are no marked canoeing routes in the area. There are numerous options and everyone can choose a suitable route depending on preferences and the weather. Here are some suggestions but feel free to plan your own route.
Around Linnansaari, ca 15 km, day trip.
Recommended sights and resting places: Perpulanluhta, Sammakkoniemi cafeteria, Linnansaari croft and Linnanvuori rock.
Kolovesi - Joutenvesi - Oravi, ca 28 km,1-2 days.
Transportation from Oravi to Kolovesi on request.
Tappuvirta route, ca 40 km, 2 days.
Oravi - Linnansaari - Paavalinsaari - Kontio - Oravi
Kolovesi route, ca 70 km, 4-5 days..
Oravi - Joutenvesi - Kolovesi - Ahvensalmi - Oravi
National Park tour, ca 110 km, 5-7 days
Oravi - Linnansaari - Joutenvesi - Kolovesi - Oravi
For route planning we recommend the site Excursionmap.fi. It is also available as a mobile version m.excursionmap.fi.
Brochures and maps
More information about Linnansaari on nationalparks.fi
More information about Kolovesi nationalparks.fi
You can buy a waterproof map of Kolovesi, Linnansaari and Mid-Saimaa (Savonlinna-Varkaus-Heinävesi sis. Linnansaari ja Kolovesi) from our web shop or directly in our office.
You can start your paddling trip in Oravi or Kolovesi (Kirkkoranta). All starting places have parking for cars.