Saimaa Hop On Hop Off
Our Thursday bus-and-boat trip begins in Mikkeli. You can get on the bus at the Matkakeskus (bus stop for chartered buses on Mannerheimintie), marketplace stop for chartered buses, (Maaherrankatu behind the Mannerheim statue) or in Anttola (car park near the pier).
We will drive to Puumala along the scenic route 62, through Finnish countryside and beautiful lake scenery. One of the most beautiful places is the Lietvesi scenic road, one of the most photographed spots in Finland. The road meanders for over five kilometres through islands, islets and the Saimaa UNESCO Global Geopark.
Our next stops are Pistohiekka, Sahanlahti, Puumala harbour and Liehtalanniemi. We visit Liehtalanniemi Museum Estate, taking you back in time to see what life was like in rural Finland in early 20th century, and learn about the last resident on the estate. The estate has sheep and chickens, a guided nature trail and an outdoor toilet. If you do not fancy visiting the farm, why not walk round the nature trail.
After the Museum Estate visit, you have the opportunity to pop over to Hanhiniitty blacksmith’s workshop and/or restaurant Niinipuu. We board the boat in Okkola and cruise through Lintusalo, Pistohiekka and Sahanlahti to Puumala harbour. You can hop off at any point and back on later for the return trip.
This trip runs on Thursdays between at June
The price includes
• Round trip on the bus
• Boat trip