Rock painting hike to Astuvansalmi


  • Suurlahdentie 3189 52360 Someenjärvi Navigate

Experience the nature of Saimaa in the middle of an ancient art exhibition and hear the fascinating story of the rock paintings! Hike starts at the Astuvansalmi parking lot (Suurlahdentie 2039), from where we calmly set off along the path towards the rock paintings. Route goes through the forest and it takes about an hour to get there and explore the 6000-year-old rock art. The magnificent Northern Europe's largest rock paintings tell their ancient fascinating story with many different images. At the same time, the guide tells the birth story of the paintings and Saimaa. A fresh or warm drink depending on the season is included. You can order handmade seasonal packed lunch using local ingredients for extra fee. This excursion is suitable for all levels. You need clothes suitable for the weather, good shoes and drinking water to go. Hike is available all year round. When the ground is molten, hike is done by foot. In winter we take snowshoes with us if necessary. In summertime also ask about boat and canoeing trips to the paintings! When approaching from the water, you can also see the amazing human profile of the rock. In wintertime if ice is thick enough, we can walk further onto the ice to look the profile.