M/S Kuutti cruise from Anttolanhovi Hotel to the Astuvansalmi rock paintings


Hovintie 224, 52100 Anttola, Mikkeli
+358 44 705 1050

Enjoy the most extensive and magnificent rock paintings in the Nordic Countries as viewed from lake and land. Travel thousands of years back in time and experience the historical environment and breathtaking landscape of Astuva. The trip starts at Anttolanhovi Hotel. We will navigate through beautiful countryside and narrow straits to get to Louhivesi. After speeding across this open body of water, we will arrive at the beautiful, historical Varkaantaipale Channel. We will then pass Kallioniemi and enter the beautiful Kirkkotaipale Channel. As the cruise boat draws nearer to Astuvansalmi Strait, the visitors can admire the rugged cliffs and shores of Yövesi, an open part of Lake Saimaa. Once we arrive at the rock paintings, we will first see ‘Astuvan Ukko’, an amber statuette of a man, and the paintings from the boat and then continue our exploration ashore. On the way back, the boat will stop at Kallioniemi for 30 minutes. There you can enjoy refreshments and tour the historical environment. The boat will then return to Anttolanhovi.

LOCATION Anttolanhovi–Astuvansalmi–Kallioniemi–Anttolanhovi

DURATION Approximately 4 hours

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY 6 June–31 August 2016. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 noon. Visitors must book the tour by 6 p.m.the previous day. To book the tour, please dial +358 44 705 1050.

GROUP SIZE The M/S Kuutti cruise boat can carry up to 12 passengers. The minimum number of passengers required for the tour is 8.

PRICE Prices start from €50 per person.

THE PRICE INCLUDES life jackets, insurance, skipper/guide services, taxes (10%)

PLEASE NOTE The price does not include other joint transportation or any food or drinks. The tour is not suitable for the physically handicapped. Guests may order a packed lunch for an extra fee.