Experience the most beautiful part of Finland by bicycle!
There’s still chance to enjoy the route on September 2021. The ferry Norppa II will operate on every Saturday.
See a video from the route here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7a-NgYhpI
The archipelago route in Puumala is a spectacular scenic trail for cyclists and motorcyclists. The 60-km circular route, which was opened in 2017, immediately became immensely popular. It winds through some of the most breath-taking islands, bridges and eskers in the Saimaa region. The Norppa II ferries bikers to and from the Hurissalo and Lintusalo islands.
In 2021 the ferry operates daily from 1 June to 31 August. On Saturdays till the end of September. The address of the Lintusalo pier is Nestorinranta, Lintusalontie 1661 A. The coordinates are 61° 25,8′, 28°00,1′. The address of the Hurissalo pier is Hurissalontie 390. The ferry has room for 20 passengers with their bicycles or motorcycles. No cars are allowed on board. The trip takes 40–60 minutes depending on the weather.
Prices (one way)
Adult with a bicycle: 15 EUR
Child with a bicycle: 10 EUR
Additional cost for a motorcycle: 5 EUR
Tickets must be purchased online https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en. Please note, that you should choose “Hurissalo laituri” or “Lintusalo laituri” (which means pier, not a bus stop) to find the right connection
The ferry email is norppa(at)puumala.fi and telephone +358 (0)50 308 300 4.
Further information on bike rentals https://www.saimaabikes.fi/
Tip: There are many amazing nature sites and Saimaa Geopark destinations on the way. For example, Pistohiekka-Lietvesi area. The Säkkimäki lean-to in Liimattala makes a great overlook pit-stop. Check out the rock formations (Rakokivet) in Hurissalo, too!