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