Norppapolku – Hiking in the picturesque archipelago. Norppapolku will introduce you the diverse scenery of wonderful lake Saimaa. It is one of the selected geosites in the Unesco Saimaa Geopark. The circular trail is 13 km long. For a shorter hike, you can choose one of the three smaller loops (Kitulan lenkki 3 km, Kaivannon kieppi 4 km or Kotkatsaaren kierros 2.8 km). The trail winds though coniferous forests, rocky beaches and wetlands. Please note that the cliff overlook at Kataalahti requires some climbing, and is not recommended for people with limited mobility. The island of Kotkatsaari has lovely beaches on the eastern shore and at the visitor’s harbour. In Kaivanto you will find an accessible large shelter with campfire sites and toilet at the parking lot (address Luukkolantie 227, 52200 Puumala). Kaivanto has a free supply of drinking water too. Building a fire is allowed at designated campfire sites when weather conditions are safe. Please remember that backpackers also have responsibilities. Do not camp near the trail, respect nature and do not litter. For those arriving by car, we recommend that you park at the Puumala village centre or at Kaivanto (4, address Luukkolantie 227, 52200 Puumala). Have relaxing time enjoying the best landscapes of lake Saimaa!