Go on a paddling adventure in the archipelago of Kallavesi and Kuopio city center, enjoy lunch in Holiday Resort Saana, have a break on Pölhö island's campfire site or have coffee at the Saaristokatu ice cream kiosk. You can end your canoeing at Saana, where you will also find spa and sauna services, or paddle back.
The bridges of the "archipelago street" Saaristokatu, the magnificent nature of lake Kallavesi and the idyllic swimming places entice you to spend the whole day in the middle of lush nature.
Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the Seikkailukeskus canoe rental point . The distance from the Seikkailukeskus canoe rental point to Saana is about 5 km. The route from Saana via the Pölhö island is about 6 km long. The route intersects with the deep sea lanes with lively boat traffic, so the paddler should avoid paddling on the sea lanes. Special care must be taken when crossing them. During the holidays, there is lively boat traffic in the area.
City bike rental points can be found in Saana and near the Seikkailukeskus Adventure Center. You can thus combine kayaking with city biking. Read more: https://kaupunkipyorat.kuopio.fi
Instructions from the Railway Station to the Adventure Center on Makasiinikatu, Passenger Harbor: Distance 1.1 km, walking 15 min:
Walk east on Asemakatu 300m, turn right on Maaherrankatu, walk 180 m and turn left on Suokatu, walk 180 m, turn left on Itkonniemenkatu and walk 100 m, turn left on Tulliportinkatu and walk 150 m, turn right on Makasiinikatu. The entrance to the Adventure Center is on the lake side.
Instructions to Kuopion Saana, end of the canoeing route or lunch break
You can reach Saana comfortably by foot while admiring the beautiful city of Kuopio along the way. Saana is about 2.8 kilometres (1.7 miles) from the Kuopio market square and about 3.7 kilometres (2.3 miles) from the Kuopio passenger harbour.
By city bike
You can ride to Saana conveniently with a Vilkku electric bike. The nearest city bike station is located right next to Saana with the name “Saana”.
Bus lines 5 and 6 take you to the stop Siikaranta E, from where Saana is about 450 metres away by foot. Bus routes and schedules are conveniently available via the Kuopio region public transport’s Vilkku journey planner.
There is plenty of free parking space in front of Saana. You can ride to Saana from the Kuopio centre in about five minutes.
Saana has a cosy and convenient guest harbour for guests who arrive by water. Coordinates: N62° 52.413′ E027° 39.551′
Seikkailukeskus Adventure Center: Makasiinikatu 2, there is parking space near by Passanger harbour.
Siikaranta 12: There is plenty of free parking space in front of Saana.