A Cultural Cruise on Lake Puruvesi

Amaze yourself with culture of Puruvesi and lake cruising

Kesälahti, Finland
Available in Finnish, English, French and Russian
4 hours
5 spots per experience

What are we going to do

This cruise which is available on order provides a sightseeing on the lake Puruvesi and will last 3-5 hours. A main route is from Mäntyranta harbour to Käräjäkallio island and then to Linnasaari island, where there is a coffee break possibility. Alternative routing is possible on request. Max attendance 4-5 people. During the cruise the rich cultural and natural history of Puruvesi will be explored. Topics include for example the Sámi pre-history of the lake, the Savo and Karelian borderland histories, mythic epic rune singing and Puruvesi as well as intangible heritage of the seining fishery on Puruvesi.
Guiding services available in Finnish, English, Russia and French on separate order. Captain of the vessel is Lauri Hämäläinen, a registered professional fisherman. The vessel is a Finnish-built FinnSpeed with a 155 hp equipped with safety gear and PFDs.
Cruise tickets: 73 € / person (includes VAT, min 4 people)

About Lakeland Karelia - the Doer

Amazing nature! Because of nature and strong four seasons, we live here in Eastern Finland. We have snowy winter and so strong ice cover of the lakes that you even can drive there with a car.

There are lots of wide nature and unspoiled forests in Karelia. Finland’s legal concept of everyman’s right gives everyone the chance to enjoy outdoor pursuits, and the freedom of the country’s vast forests and fells, and many lakes and rivers, with few restrictions. Public access to private land is much wider in Finland than in most other countries. Read more: https://www.ymparisto.fi/en-US/Nature

People in Karelia area are very friendly and welcoming and that’s why we wish you to join our life in Karelia. We believe that our guests respect our idea: Live like locals.


Choose clothing that is comfortable to move around. We recommend to take warm enough, windproof and waterproof outwear.




Mahtava retki! Milloin vaan uudestaan❤❤


Alku jännityksen jälkeen aivan mahtava kokemus! Tainalle kiitokset hyvästä opetuksesta. Ihana paikka, kiitos Sisko!


Hyvä retki, lähtisin toistekin! Alussa meni suhteellisesti paljon aikaa turvallisuuteen ja varusteiden esittelyihin ennenkuin päästiin vesille, mutta mukana oli ensikertalainen eli oli ymmärrettävää. Opin itsekin paljon uutta.


Erittäin opettavainen, mukava, hyvin järjestetty ja onnistunut melontaretki.