Take a (slow) boat into the heart of Finland

Before the age of the car, the waterways were the highways of the Lakeland. Still today, the best way to enjoy and explore these parts of Finland is from a boat.

There is no boating destination quite like Lake Saimaa. Did you think a lake meant a round “pond”? Then think again. The Lake Saimaa is an intricate system of 4380 km2 of interconnected basins and narrow channels, dotted with thousands of islands. Via 60 canals it is further connected to other lakes that stretch from the city of Lappeenranta in the south to the cities or Nurmes and Iisalmi almost 300 km further north.

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