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Exclusive sightseeing tours by Ecoboat in lake Saimaa (Varkaus, Mikkeli, Savonlinna area), with skipper who plays accordion. Guided canoe safaris in the national parks of eastern Finland: Kolovesi, southern Konnevesi, Linnansaari. Kayak Fishing tours for fishing enthousiastics. We guarantee the best summer experiences. Let me be your Lakeland guide.
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Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Eastern Finland's Savo Region on this half-day tour. Explore the Orinoro Gorge with a small group of 15 people or fewer, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. Your guide will choose a hiking trail according to the season and the group's fitness level; once you return, refuel with a meal of sausages and hot coffee around the fire. Although you may not embark on a hike in unfamiliar territory on your own, traveling with a guide makes it easy and safe.
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Try out a unique winter extreme experience in Savonlinna. Jump in the freezing water and let the stream bring you like a cork right in front of the old Olavinlinna Castle. This is a safe, guided ice-floating session in frozen water wearing a dry waterproof rescue suit.
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Explore the Saimaa lake region without the stress of navigating on this 5-hour small-group tour with door-to-door transport from your local accommodations. Going with a guide allows you to take in scenery along the way and ensures you learn compelling facts often missed by visitors about the area’s top landmarks. Highlights include Olavinlinna Castle, Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge, and a snowshoeing session following by hot drinks.
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This comprehensive small-group sightseeing tour takes you around the city of Savonlinna, Kerimäki and Punkaharju in the heart of Saimaa lake region as well as surrounding attractions by a comfortable minibus. You will be picked up from your hotel and your guide will show you places and tell you stories about local history and Finnish way of life. In Punkaharju we make a walk in winter wonderland with snowshoes.
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Experience the beauty of lake Saimaa and observe Saimaa Ringed Seals on this 3 hours narrated cruise in Puumala.
• 3-hours cruise, 3 optional departure times on Fridays and Saturdays
• Spectacular views in the archipelago of Saimaa
• Enjoy engaging and informative narration by our guide Mr Arto
• Sail on the Ecoboat, the seal-friendly electric boat with comfortable cabin and leather sofas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a six hour canoe trip on lake Saimaa. The nature and canoeing where a first time for us and it was overwhelming. Arto is a friendly experienced guide who's cooking skills are excellent. We recommend the dinner, because we were able to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank maryneechan13
ArtoKeinanen, Omistaja at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review, and thanks again for using my services. It was a great evening canoe trip indeed, and I am so happy that the end-of-the-season weather was in our favour. Glad that you liked it, and hope you enjoy your stay in Finland....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a tour to several locations in Savonlinna and Saimaa Lake region. The tour was well organized; routes and locations are customized according to our requests. Tour guide Arto is a professional one: knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, a good experience and I am happy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alvin L
LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Alvin for the review. What a great day it was indeed. I enjoyed very much doing the tour as well as my dearest customers. Arto

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly and informative guide and a canoe tour which was good fun and well matched for our young family.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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GrandTour26700069111, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review, and glad to hear that you liked this custom tour. Best regards guide Arto

Reviewed August 11, 2019

We went on a mushroom picking tour in a forest near Varkaus. Our guide Arto was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history and facts of Finland. Not only did he have a lot to tell us about the different species of mushrooms but also...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lucas Y
LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thank you Lucas for your nice review. Welcome back ! Arto

Reviewed July 15, 2019

We did a canoe trip of 7 days with a group of ten people trough the 2 national parks. The scenery of nature was very relaxing and beautiful. The campsites were clean, well equipped and not crowded. The organisation of the canoe-rental was very professional...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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ArtoKeinanen, Omistaja at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Thank you Pieter for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed it ! Greetings to all group ! Arto

Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful and most adventurous canoe trip great views and very well organized -lovely canoes,raincoats, great lunch in a beautiful camping area our guide Arto was very professional and very kind and we learned a lot about the area and about life in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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ArtoKeinanen, Omistaja at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review. Hope to see you again one day! Arto

Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

This made us to think of our ancient ancestors and minimally touched nature. Superb guiding by Arto.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JuhaniM32
GrandTour26700069111, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Thanks for joining me in Kolovesi national park, and appreciate your good review. Happy rest of summer! brgds Arto

Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

Hyvin järjestetty merirosvoristeily, 7 , 5 ja 3 vuotiaat olivat innolla mukana ja leikki jatkuu vielä mökilläkin. Nice Pirate cruise, well arranged, our 3 grandchildren age 7, 5 and 3 years enjoyed alot and they are still playing pirates at our summercottage

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MarianneT992
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Great trip, especially when the weather is good. Quiet boat as it is electric, beautiful scenery and a knowledgeable and relaxed guide. I could recommend this to anyone, not only people who want to see seals.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Michaellhm1983
LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

Thank you very much for joining me, and I highly appreciate your review. Hope to see you again on my tours. Arto

Reviewed May 20, 2019

We spent three hours in the beautiful Puumala archipelago with Arto and his silent electric "eco" boa . Ringed seals are rare wild animals, but with the skills of an experienced guide we we able to see three of them. Of course, we did not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank elsusj
LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

Thanks for joining me on this Seal watching tour! cheers Arto

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