Cruise to an uninhabited island from Lappeenranta

8/22/2019 10:48 AM

Ilkonsaari is located on Taipalsaari in the middle of the Great Saimaa Lake

Ilkonsaari island is an uninhabited island and offers great opportunities for enjoying nature and silence. The island has two harbors, a rocky south end beach and a sandy bay on the central isthmus. The attractions of Ilkonsaari are five the Orthodox Tsasounas.

The Ecumenical Saimaan Skiitat Association has already built five orthodox prayer rooms with the help of voluntery work and donations. These idyllic little chapels are freely accessible to all who visit the island.

How to get to the island?

Ilkonsaari can only be reached by water. Going to the island requires crossing the big backs, so especially when moving in a canoe, you should follow the development of the weather. The easiest and most entertaining way to get to the island is with a cruise on m/s Heidi departing from Lappeenranta harbor every Saturday, if there are enough people.

Late Summer and Autumn Cruises at m/s Heidi:

- 45 € / person (will take place if there are at least 15 people)
- The boat can also be rented for your groups for € 1000 + VAT 10% / Ilkonsaari cruise

Book your cruise in advance by email >>
Or call +358 400 255 988

m/s Heidi by Lento-Vene

Lento-Vene is a small shipping company based in Lappeenranta that organizes chartered cruises and program services in southern Saimaa. They have been working in the field since 1987 with the aim of creating an unforgettable experience on the waves of the Saimaa Lake.

M/S Heidi can accommodate up to 30 people on one cruise. Meals can  be organised for groups of up to 16 people at a time.

M/S Heidi is able to cross the entire Saimaa watercourse from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Varkaus, Kuopio, New Valamo, Joensuu and even Nurmes.

Lake Saimaa, Purest Finland Regional Council of South Karelia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Rural 2020 The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas
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