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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Arto was so kind to get his boat out on a sundaymorning (there were no tours planned as it was late september) to let us experience the Linnansaari national park and it's beautifull surroundings. He even got us some windproof jackets. We had a lovely time, the sun was shining, it was absolutely beautifull. Arto explaned a lot about the national park and it's inhabitants, about Varkaus, about Finland. We had a cup of glögi and a piece of chocolat while we were cruising through the beautiful national park. The boat seats just a couple of people, enough for the two of us. It felt luxurious, this private tour. It's a wonderfull way to see and hear more about Finland and especially the lake area. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2015
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ArtoKeinanen, Omistaja at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

Thanks for stopping in Varkaus for the boat trip!
The best way to see and get the best feeling about the Finnish Lake district is to go on a boat cruise.
Maybe next time you would like to see one of the other national parks of the area: Kolovesi or Konnevesi?
Take care and welcome back

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

The first contact with Lakeland GTE was via email and we were impressed by the very comprehensive reply and also the honesty. To book a charter was easy as was payment via their web site.
The boat and our guide arrived at the hotel well on time, then there was a 30km boat trip to reach the national park. Here we saw many birds and also 2 seals, which was the highlight of our visit. The whole time our guide Arto was very helpful and interesting, explaining all about the park, the animals and bird life, but also the interaction with mankind, especially in terms of forestry exploitation.
During the trip, we made a stop on one island to climb a hill, to get a breath taking view of Finland - lake and islands as far as the eye can see!
Arto had also taken care of drinks and snacks, so a quick break was arranged!
All in all a very memorable experience and can be fully recommended.

Date of experience: August 2015
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ArtoKeinanen, Owner at Lakeland GTE, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thank you very much for visiting lake Saimaa in Finland. We were lucky with the weather and I have great souvenir of our boat trip too. Merci !

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