Kaarnetsaari island, located a 15-minute boat ride away from the nearby Järvisydän harbor, is the place where Nature and Lifestyle coach Petri took his guests on a journey into the tranquillity of nature. This small island oasis served as the perfect location for learning basic nature skills, such as making fire and fishing.
In Kaarnetsaari, visitors can stroll around an easy 1.5-kilometer nature trail, admire the rocky beaches of Lake Saimaa, and enjoy a cup of coffee at the island’s summer café. With the help of an augmented reality app, it is possible to encounter animals such as wolverines, golden eagles, bears, swans, wolves, and flying squirrels on the nature trail. Instructions on how to download the free app can be found on the island’s instruction board. Daily trips to from Järvisydän to Kaarnetsaari and the nearby Linnansaari National Park are arranged during the summer months, typically from May to October.