Saimaa Ringed Seal Trail

During the Saimaa ringed seal observation tour, you will navigate the beautiful archipelago and paddle across several areas where the endemic seals dwell. We will prepare you how to spot the Saimaa seals and to make your independent trip safely. On your first night you can enjoy camping on your private island. For the second night, you will stay in a small paddlers’ cabin with a sauna, located on an island, which is often surrounded by endemic Saimaa seals. The island covers 10 hectares (nearly 25 acres). On the last night of your tour, you’ll camp again in the peace of your private island.

Overnight stays during the tour:
In this link you will find further information about your accommodation: Accommodation

You can use your own canoeing and outdoor gear or rent equipment from us.

Schedule: Departure at noon and return by 6 pm. Accommodation sites are available after 3 pm and
they have to be vacated by noon.

Route service fee: From 85€/person (max 4 people). A separate offer can be made for bigger
groups. The fee includes:

  • Route maps and descriptions
  • Accommodation at private campsites (2 nights) and in a paddlers’ cabin (1 night)
  • Free parking during your trip
  • Daily phone assistance in emergencies from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Local information about en-route services, landscapes and special sites (glacial erratics,
    caves, etc.).
    For an additional charge:
  • Paddling equipment: double kayak/open canoe 160 € or single kayak 120€
  • Outdoor equipment (tent, sleeping bag + camping mat, stove, cookware, plates, bowls and
    utensils, First Aid kit) 80 €/person
  • Firewood 5 € /box available at the campsite. You can pay separately for firewood, and
    avoid paying for any unused wood, as lighting a fire is not always permitted during forest
    fire warning seasons.
  • Drinking water available at camp sites, if needed, 4 €/5 L

Obs! You can book additional services after you have booked your equipment online. You can also book your tour by contacting us directly (by phone/e-mail)*.