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8 Days including travel 

Maximum 10 Clients plus staff

A week long trip through the Saimaa lakes exploring the islands and channels in open canoes. You will explore sites of historical interest and visit paintings over 4,000 years old.

This is a beginner-intermediate level trip with 4-5 hours paddling on some days and a couple of short portages. First timers will find it a rewarding challenge and more experienced trippers a relaxing taste of the wild.

You will have the opportunity to practice bushcraft skills with experienced instructors, carve a spoon by the lake, go fishing* and take stunning photographs. The trip is fully catered with good food cooked over the fire.

You will be driven from the airport to Mikelli where your first night will be spent in a nature cabin.

The trip does not include flights. Itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, 

group size and ability. *Fishing licence may be required.

 

Trip Prerequisits:

  • You must be a confident swimmer minimum 50m.

You will require:

  • Your usual camping equipment. (see our Kit List).
  • Dry Bags.
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • European Health Card.

 

All canoeing equipment will be supplied including Buoyancy Aid, Paddles and a Barrel. 

 

Dates:

7th June – 14th June 2020

13th September – 20th September 2020

Forest Knight recommend you take out additional travel insurance for this trip.

 

lake Saimaa

Lunch stop beside the lake.