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About Lakeland GTE
Exclusive Saimaa seal watching tours and sightseeing cruises by Ecoboat in Puumala by lake Saimaa. Skipper tells stories and plays accordion. Guided canoe safaris in Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks. Boat Fishing and sightseeing tours for adventurous customers. I guarantee the best summer experiences. Let me be your Lakeland guide.
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Private Ice-Floating Experience on the Pirtinvirta River in Varkaus

Experience the surreal sensation of floating on a freezing river on this private 1.5-hour ice-floating adventure in Varkaus. Slip into a thick, rubber waterproof suit, get instructions from an expert guide, and jump into the ice-cold waters of the River Pirtinvirta to float like a cork. With your suit keeping you warm and dry, drift gently downstream and enjoy the winter scenery and overwhelming sense of calm and relaxation. After your floating session, savor a complimentary hot drink on shore and perhaps buy a souvenir photo (own expense) or two.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $63.25

Astuvansalmi snow shoe adventure

Winter adventure to famous Astuvansalmi rock painting field
• duration 4-5 hrs including pickup 
• pickup available from your hotel/cottage door in Mikkeli area 
• private english speaking guide
• Astuvansalmi rock paintings are amongst the most spectacular ones in all Scandinavia
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5 hours
from $75.89

Ice-Floating Experience by Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna

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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1 hour 30 minutes
from $63.25

Arctic Ice floating in Puumala

Have you ever fallen in frozen water? If not, this is a once in a lifetime possibility to have this experience safely in a waterproof safety suit, in a guided excercise. You can get great photos and holiday memories of Ice floating
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1 hour 15 minutes
from $65.62

Winter adventure from Savonlinna to Punkaharju

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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4 to 5 hours
from $75.89
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Carlos Juan wrote a review Sep 2020
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The guide was excellent! Now we know a lot of new things about Finland, its culture, people and of course, about the lake and its seals. I would reccomend it 100%.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded Oct 9, 2020
Thank you very much for using my services and for this nice review. Hope to see you again! cheers Arto captain
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mauvarva wrote a review Aug 2020
Lido di Ostia, Italy15 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful view of the lake with a professional, human, friendly guide. We contacted him by mail and was so fast and reliable in the contact. Do not miss!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded Oct 9, 2020
Thank you very much for joining me on cruise, and for your nice words. Best regards Arto captain
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Elisa N wrote a review Aug 2020
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Lovely trip to find Saimaa ringed seals, which are not easily spotted at this time. Eco-friendly, quiet boat with excellent wiev windows and comfortable seats. Our quide/captain told interesting scientific facts and stories about seals with some video clips. We saw a family of fishing hawks (osprays), but not seals this time. Quide gave us only 20% possibility to see them now in august, in spring time the odds rise up to 90%. Very beautiful weather and scenery with sun set at Saimaa lake though. I higly recommend, this was professionally arranged trip with some coffee, tea and cookies too. 😀 Tanks Arto!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Thanks a million for your review. I am glad to having you on my tour. Welcome back with friends. Cheers captain Arto
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Johan wrote a review Aug 2020
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The guide was really friendly and professional. He took us far into the Puumala archipelago. We didnt see a ringed seel this time, but we did see many fine birds and desert rocky islands that could have been photographed and made into a painting. We also enjoyed lovely tea break in the incredibly beautiful scenery of the lake.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Thanks a million for your review. I am glad to having you on my tour. Welcome back with friends. Cheers captain Arto
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MarkoM wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our guide was excellent! He told us so many interesting details about Saimaa seals. We already knew a lot, but his knowledge was at a professional level. Also, the boat was very suitable for this kind of cruising. It had an electric engine, so it was very quiet and environmentally friendly.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Thanks a million for your review. I am glad to having you on my tour. Welcome back with friends. Cheers captain Arto
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