Paddle the Grand Lake Saimaa

On the map, Lake Saimaa looks like the outcome of an enormous explosion. As a result, its almost labyrinthine form makes the lake great for kayaking.

Due to the number of stretches of open water linked by straits and dotted with islands, it’s hard to believe Saimaa is Finland’s largest and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe. Landscapes on and around Saimaa are simply breathtaking. In the shelter of the archipelago, there are hardly any waves, which makes kayaking routes suitable even for more inexperienced paddlers.

 

Lakeland

The largest Lake District in Europe: In a scarcely populated country there’s enough scenery and shoreline for all, allowing you to easily lose yourself in thought or be inspired by the vast clear lakes, intricately splintered by islands, isthmuses and green spits.

Lakeland