Step on board and glide majestically on Saimaa powered by a nearly noiseless steam engine. Get ready for a soothing and surreal experience. Welcome aboard the S/S Wenno for a pleasant cruise on Mondays from 2 July to 30 July 2018. Departure at 6:00 PM from the Puumala marina. The ship returns to the marina at about 7:30 PM. Tickets: EUR 15 for adults or EUR 35 per family. Tickets can be purchased on board, cash only. The ship’s café sells coffee, buns and refreshments. There is a WC on board. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, although the ship’s departure and arrival whistles may startle the dog. Please bring clothing suitable for the weather and a cushion for sitting on the deck if weather permits.
Enquiries: Puumala Tourist Information, tel. +358 50 562 0706.
The S/S Wenno (formerly Wetehinen) is a tar steamer with an iron hull. Of the large tar steamer fleet that once operated on Saimaa, the S/S Wenno is the only one with an iron hull that has been preserved. The ship, with its original steam engine, still looks almost like it did in the 1930s and is in the National Board of Antiquities’ register of maritime heritage. The ship is owned by the Puumala municipality.