Boating and boat trips on Lake Saimaa
Boating, boat trips and Lake Saimaa belong together. During the summer, Lake Saimaa calls for boaters and campers. Lake Saimaa is definitely one of the most beautiful parts of Finland, and its beauty has been recognized even abroad: The Wall Street Journal listed Lake Saimaa as one of the top 5 most beautiful lakes in the world.
Lake Saimaa is a fascinating destination to explore by boat. From the lake district, you can find large stretches of open water, narrow straits, rugged stony shores, and sheltered beaches under trees, as well as islands and islets of many different sizes.
Lake Saimaa has many guest harbours in which you can tie up your boat and rest for a moment. You can find these in almost every municipality or village from Savonlinna to Punkaharju, and from Kerimäki to Enonkoski. In addition, Lake Saimaa also has camping- and natural harbours where you can find a fireplace, waste disposal and sometimes outdoors toilet facilities or a lean-to shelter.
You can boat on Lake Saimaa even if you don’t own your own boat since there are many local boat rental places, or you can explore Lake Saimaa on the more traditional inland lake cruise ships.