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Lappeenranta, Finland
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

An excellent and totally unique choice of activity when staying in Lappenranta. We were able to book and pay for our cruise to Vyborg online. The trip is long- about 5 hours each way- but the scenery is beautiful and the locks are fascinating. Because...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The lake was placid and blue. The Camilla was ship shape and Bristol fashion. Her engines ran well and her crew were proficient. Lake Saimaa is surrounded by trees and has tree covered islands. It is a great place to look at trees. There is...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Took an excursion along Saimaa canal and the lake. The Malkia lock was the highlight of our two-hour trip. Worth every cent. Good service onboard and reasonable prices.

1  Thank finnscouser
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It's still in use and actually was repeared some years ago. Many cruisers use this channel to go to great Saimaa Lake.

Thank Taster2000
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice trip from Lappeenranta to Viborg and back, nice to see the canal locks on the way. Trip took about 5,5 hours and there was some entertainment onboard.

Thank JGR_1980
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I went by boat from Lappeenranta to Viipuri. On a warn and sunny day this five hour trip would be nice since the views were not so bad. It rained when I went. It was also interesting to see how the many sluice-gates work.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a visa-free cruise from Lappeenranta to Vyborg and back. It took 5 hours one way, through 8 interesting chanal locks. When going to Vyborg, we decended 80 meters and when coming back rose equally many meters. When the weather is good, it's nice...More

Thank Ulla P
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Took a canal cruise with dinner in June. Food was good and reasonably priced. Staff super friendly. And the view... what a scenery! Too bad we didn’t see any seals this time around. Highly recommended!

Thank ElvisMcYork
Reviewed October 14, 2017

In the summer months, it's nice to enjoy a sunny and _warm_ day on the lake Saimaa on a boat trip, or go to a picnic on the shore of Saimaa. But what do I think of the Saimaa Canal? You can hear a bit...More

Thank NooraM118
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I planned this trip my husband in mind, because he loves locks.We have to always go to check out locks if some are close by. And in Saimaa Canal has 8 of them, some up to 12 meters high. Super. We spent only three hours...More

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Response from Rantamap | Reviewed this property |
I´ve been visiting there several times. It´s easy to find many ways to spent few days in StPetersburg. Many museums and palaces to see. Food is good and cheap.
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Response from Naj M | Reviewed this property |
I am Canadian - traveled with my Canadian Passport. Check with Saimaa Travel.
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Response from bwoe | Reviewed this property |
cycle paths exist along lake saimaa in both directions from Lappeenranta (Taipalsaari and Imatra/Joutseno/Rauha) and partly along the canal until the locks. however, they don't stretch until vyborg/viipuri. below some more... More