Rantasalmi – unique nature, activities and authentic experiences all on your doorstep

Situated c. 300 km north east of Helsinki, close to the town of Savonlinna, the municipality of Rantasalmi lies in the heart of the Saimaa Region. Rantasalmi Travel Network is a group of 8 providers who are passionate about the area and want to make your stay in Rantasalmi an unforgettable experience!

Rantasalmi offers you the best of Lakeland Finland. Beautiful scenery and plenty of space, coupled with amazing nature and lots of activities which ever season you are visiting! Take it easy and relax in your rental cottage fishing, swimming and picking berries or go paddling on the clean, blue waters of Lake Saimaa. You may even spot the rare Saimaa Ringed Seal basking in the sunshine if you are lucky! If you prefer your activities racier, try your hand at rally driving on a SUV-safari or for more natural power, take some icelandic horses on a trek in the beautiful surrounding nature.

In the winter, enjoy the longest ice track in Finland (40 km) which goes through Linnansaari National Park. You can tour skate, cross country ski or hike on the maintained track – weather permitting of course. There is also a shorter maintained track (7 km) right in the centre of Rantasalmi! Both routes have pit stops with a chance to make an open fire and enjoy a snack and lunch outside whilst taking a breather. Did you know you can also try fishing through a hole in the ice in the winter?

Choose your accommodation according your preferences – whether it be a cosy cottage, a luxury villa or a hotel – Rantasalmi Travel Network will be able to meet your needs whatever they may be. Welcome to your kind of holiday – your way!