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“Beauty of the Saimaa lake area”

Linnansaari National Park
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Small-group Saimaa Seal-Watching Cruise in Linnansaari National Park in...
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This Linnansaari can be reached from Rantasalmi or Oravi where the boats bring you there. This area is a home of one of the very rare seal "Saimaannorppa" There`s only about less than 300 in whole world. Most of them live in Haukivesi and Pihlajavesi area around Savonlinna. In Linnansaari there`s a small camping place but not any Inn or Hostel. Nearest is in Oravi. During the winter time Linnansaari can be reached by Ice skating..it`s really fun! Also from Oravi or Rantasalmi!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

I have always seen seals during spring time and had good luck when fishing. Saimaa Holiday services from Oravi or Järvi-Sydän are well organised.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have been in Linnasaari many times. In wintertime you can rent skates in Oravi, Savonlinna, Linnasaari is about 5km away. In summertime only way to get there is by boat. Rent a canoe or go with water taxi, it's up to you. Scenery is excellent! If you are lucky, you'll see "norppa" aka seal of saimaa. There is only about 300 norppa left in whole world... In linnasaari, there is couple of hiking routes across the island (between 1km to 7 km). Prepare to climb some hills if you choose the longenst one. Sammakkoniemi is the name of the camping area. If you choose a tent, it is free of charge. There is also small cabins awailable. And sauna, of course :)

Thank samikkonen
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Beautifull area in a midlle of the most beutifull part of Finland. The Lake Side. See the Lake Saimaa in it`s very best. Take a hike and keep your camera and binoculars ready. Maybe you will see those very precious animals?

Thank jaska1
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

I liked that there was not any waves. The nature was untouched becouse it was a national park. We had an excellent guide from Rantasalmi

Thank WilleWilenius
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