Wednesdays Saimaa Hop On Hop Off bus-and-boat trip from Mikkeli to Puumala


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Saimaa Hop On Hop Off Our Wednesday bus-and-boat trip to Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Puumala starts with a bus from Mikkeli. We board the ship from the Varkaantaipale channel. You can get on the bus at the Matkakeskus, the marketplace stop from chartered busses, or in Ristiina. We take a bus to the Varkaantaipale canal, from the platform of which we jump aboard the ship. We cruise on the Aino ship through the Kirkkotaipale channel to the rock paintings of Astuvansalmi, which leads the visitor into the lives of people thousands of years ago. The Astuvansalmi rock paintings are the largest collection of paintings in the Nordic countries, and around 80 painted images have been found there. The boat trip from rock paintings to Puumala takes about four hours, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful lake of Saimaa and the relaxed atmosphere of the ship. You can buy refreshments and a tasty soup lunch at the ship's cafe. Keep your eyes open, you may catch a glimpse on the sympathetic Saimaa ringed seal. Our next destinations are: Pistohiekka, Puumala harbor and Sahanlahti (end stop). You can stay at any destination and hop on the return bus later. The price includes • Round trip on the bus • Boat trip