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Saimaa Canal

Lappeenranta, Finland
+358 3 5855410100
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“baltic sea” (2 reviews)
“day cruise” (2 reviews)
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Lappeenranta, Finland
+358 3 5855410100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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

Thank Jockp2nd
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

Thank R1138
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
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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My Finnish friends have their summer cottage on Lake Saimaa and had never been to Russia, so the idea of taking me on this cruise through seven locks from Lappeenranta to Vyborg without having to get a Visa was most appealing. The cruise vessel M/S...More

Thank POstcardswa
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We, an elderly couple have taken two cruises from Lappeenranta on the Saimaa canal, connecting the Lake Saimaa to the Baltic Sea. The first one was a half day cruise with M/S Camilla taking us across the border between Finland and Russia and back. Recently...More

1  Thank ukkelo
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's enough stirring feeling when you see the passage of the ship through water gates for the first time in your life. Anyway you can't miss it if you decide to go by car or by bus through Russian (Brusnichnoye)-Finnish (Nuijamaa) border.

Thank Leopardik
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Done it many times since kid and always exciting to 'do the jump'! The boats are very comfortable these days Lovely trip.

Thank nakki1966
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21 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.
27 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.
13 July 2015|
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