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Lake Saimaa

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.

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Lakeland - the heart of Finnish identity

Taking a trip to Lakeland is like taking a trip into the heart of Finnish identity.

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Paddle the Grand Lake Saimaa

Finland’s largest lake and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe - perfect for paddling for a day or two.

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Meet Ari - the Steamboat Captain

Finland’s lake district is a dream destination for sailors. Ari Juva has been sailing his own steamboat on Lake Saimaa for decades.

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Cycling in Saimaa

Finland’s largest lake network surrounds you almost wherever you go and there is no shortage of places to stop off for a break.

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