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Saimaa Canal

Lappeenranta, Finland
+358 3 5855410100
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat trip” (4 reviews)
“baltic sea” (2 reviews)
“sunny day” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Lappeenranta, Finland
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+358 3 5855410100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went by boat from Lappeenranta to Viipuri. On a warn and sunny day this five hour trip would be nice since the views were not so bad. It rained when I went. It was also interesting to see how the many sluice-gates work.

Thank Karolinaque
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We had a visa-free cruise from Lappeenranta to Vyborg and back. It took 5 hours one way, through 8 interesting chanal locks. When going to Vyborg, we decended 80 meters and when coming back rose equally many meters. When the weather is good, it's nice...More

Thank Ulla P
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Took a canal cruise with dinner in June. Food was good and reasonably priced. Staff super friendly. And the view... what a scenery! Too bad we didn’t see any seals this time around. Highly recommended!

Thank ElvisMcYork
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

In the summer months, it's nice to enjoy a sunny and _warm_ day on the lake Saimaa on a boat trip, or go to a picnic on the shore of Saimaa. But what do I think of the Saimaa Canal? You can hear a bit...More

Thank Noora M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I planned this trip my husband in mind, because he loves locks.We have to always go to check out locks if some are close by. And in Saimaa Canal has 8 of them, some up to 12 meters high. Super. We spent only three hours...More

Thank Tramp08
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Beatiful, just beatiful and a weird experience to enter russia and watch the cultural differencies. Good way to travel to russia.

Thank Matias L
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We had a great sail with food on board, the food was good as was the trip going through the lock was an experience

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

we booked the one day cruise to Vyborg in Russia which is visa free for any nationality. The boat had a reasonable amount of space although was busier on the way back than the way out. There is a top deck if the weather is...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I used to live close to the Saimaa Canal as a child in Lappeenranta. We followed the boat and ship traffic very eagerly. The Canal Museum is located in Mälkiä. It shows how the canal was built and told about the history. There is also...More

Thank Maari100
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We enjoyed going through all the locks, seeing the scenery and a Finnish sing a long , but 5 1/2 hour ride each way was a bit much. We did enjoy a very nice buffet lunch. Really didn't have time to see much of Viipuri...More

Thank kafiagirl
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Travellorey
22 January 2017|
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Response from Rantamap | Reviewed this property |
I´ve been visiting there several times. It´s easy to find many ways to spent few days in StPetersburg. Many museums and palaces to see. Food is good and cheap.
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duaneoftheozarks
28 September 2015|
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Response from Naj M | Reviewed this property |
I am Canadian - traveled with my Canadian Passport. Check with Saimaa Travel.
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13 July 2015|
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Response from bwoe | Reviewed this property |
cycle paths exist along lake saimaa in both directions from Lappeenranta (Taipalsaari and Imatra/Joutseno/Rauha) and partly along the canal until the locks. however, they don't stretch until vyborg/viipuri. below some more... More
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