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About Lakeland GTE
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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Tours and Tickets by Lakeland GTE
Ice-Floating Experience by Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna
$57.49 per adult
Small-group Sightseeing Cruise of Kolovesi National Park in Southern Savonia
$86.24 per adult
Cruise in Puumala by Lake Saimaa
$67.84 per adult
Romantic Evening Canal Cruise in Varkaus
$36.80 per adult
Small-group Saimaa Seal-Watching Cruise in Linnansaari National Park
$74.74 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Floating in an icy stream. Can't really go wrong with that can you? Nice surrounding and friendly service. Could have been a bit colder though. ;)

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pekka S
ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review. I agree that -20C would have been evene better... right? Cheers Arto

Reviewed September 21, 2018

We (2 pensioners and 1 adult daughter) spent a great autumn day with Arto in Kolovesi. The Canoe-tour can for sure be recommended to people with zero experience and we even managed to take my dad along, even though he has a broken shoulder and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank luplo2018
ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. That was a lovely day in Kolovesi indeed! I hope to see you all again and all the best. Arto

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly guide, well organized (boats, food etc.), we felt safe all the time. Very nice view and chosen places to stop. Best experience in Finland so far!

Date of experience: August 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Omistaja at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am happy that you liked my tour, and wish you welcome back any time. Best regards Arto guide

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our Finland-trip. We spent a pleasent hour+ eco-boating on a beautiful lake, topping of the experience with accordion songs and coffee out on the open lake. The whole family had a great time and it was both a «breather» and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice words and review. It was a great day in Savonlinna. Welcome again ! Your friendly guide Arto

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The day with Arto was excellent in every aspect. Very good reaction time and explanation during booking. Arto offers various starting locations to make Travel easy. We Booker a group of 6 persons. Perfect canoeing day with Saimaa seal and a fish eagle family sighting....More

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ArtoKeinanen, Manager at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you very much for good review. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you in Linnansaari, which showed its best to us. Welcome again ! Arto

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Just got back from a Kolovesi - Joutenvesi - Linnansaari canoe tour. We rented the canoes from Arto at Lakeland GTE. This was an amazing experience: perfect weather, perfect place and perfect service. Arto was very reliable, flexible and accommodating. We arrived to Varkaus very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Alex, thank you very much for nice review. It was a pleasure to welcome you, and I hope to see you again ! all the best Arto

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We did a 6 hour canoe trip on lake Saimaa, where we spotted a Saimaa Seal and a Hawk. For lunch we made a brake on an island with a camping site, where Arto cooked a very finnish meal with fish and vegetables, which was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Sarina, thanks for your review. Lovely day in Linnansaari indeed. Thanks for coming and welcome again. Arto

Reviewed June 12, 2018

We did a 3 hours Saimaa ringed seal canoe tour during the early evening with Arto. Even if we were late in the season, he knows the seals and their habitat so well that he guided us to the right spot! What a delight! The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thanks a lot! Nice evening it was in deed, and the seal was sooouuu beautifull! See again one day I hope. Arto

Reviewed May 22, 2018

We had a wonderful Saimaa seal watching tour with comfortable ecoboat. The driver told a lot of interesting details about the Saimaa seal and its history. During the trip we saw three seal! My children were excited and so were all the adults. Thank you!

Date of experience: May 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you for coming on my tour. Lovely day in lovely weather is was in good company ! thanks & hope to see you again ! Your friendly skipper arto

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a bachelorette party and we tried out ice floating, Saimaa on the rocks in the middle of April. None of us had tried the activity before so we were ver excited before "the show". The organiser had thought everything through so there were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. My goal is to make this experience as fun and safe as possible, and obviously I nailed it with you. I am so glad you tried it out, and hope your party went well ! Hope to...More

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