Excursion Harbours

In the Kermajärvi Area

The coordinates are given using the WGS-84-Coordinate System. The harbours coordinates are shown according to the WGS-84-system that is used in the international blue nautical chart series. For more information on nautical charts see the Finnish Transport Agency website (www.liikennevirasto.fi).

  • Vasarasaari Island (62°28,26' 28°39,61') western tip
    • Magnificent lake scenery
    • Suited for larger boats
    • The island is located to the west of the water route and is circled from the south. Boaters must be careful not to hit the rock there; it's marked on the area's nautical map.
    • Shore and anchor
    • Bridges to sail under: from the north an 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9.5 m high bridge.
    • Excursion harbour: lean-to shelter, campfire site, recycling point, dry toilet and firewood shelter.
    • The harbour is managed by Metsähallitus.
  • Luhtakannansaari Island (62°27,79' 28°43,79'), northwest shore
    • A small island located in the middle of a dense group of islands.
    • Shore and anchor
    • Bridges to sail under: from the north an 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9.5 m high bridge.
    • Excursion harbour: campfire site, dry toilet and firewood shelter. There is no firewood available.
    • The harbour is managed by Metsähallitus.
  • Puumalansaari Island (62°25,53' 28°47,79'), west shore
    • Shore and anchor
    • Bridges to sail under: from the north an 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9.5 m high bridge.
    • Excursion harbour: campfire site, dry toilet and firewood shelter. There is no firewood available.
    • The harbour is managed by Metsähallitus.
  • Vihtarniemi (Huhmarniemi) (62°24,90' 28°53,05') north shore
    • Shore or anchor
    • Bridges to sail under: from the north an 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9.5 m high bridge.
    • Excursion harbour: campfire site, dry toilet and firewood shelter.
    • The harbour is managed by Metsähallitus.

Outside of the area

  • Martinsaari Island (62°24, 9' 28 °44,9'), eastern tip
    • Buoy
    • Excursion harbour: campfire site, dry toilet and firewood shelter.
    • The harbour is managed by the municipality of Heinävesi.

Services for Boaters in the Surrounding Area

  • Karvio Canal (www.liikennevirasto.fi, in Finnish)
  • Karvio Service Harbour (61°41,7' 28°58,35')
    • Near Karvio Canal
    • East of the route a fuel distribution stage
    • Alongside mooring
    • From the north a 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9.5 m high bridge.
    • Café, kiosk, fuel distribution, drinking water, waste management, toilets, suction draining, telephone, boat ramp and nature trail.
    • The service harbour is managed by the Neste gas station.
    • The closest excursion harbour is at Vasarasaari.
  • Viitalahti visitors´ berth (61°38, 95' 29 °07,1')
    • Depth: 1 - 3 m
    • 5 boat places
    • Anchor
    • A kiosk, waste management, toilets, shower, sauna, laundry machine and telephone.
    • The visit stage is managed by Viitalahti holiday village.
    • The closest excursion harbour is at Vasarasaari.
  • Kermaranta visitors´ berth (62°26, 3' 28 °38,4') at the end of the water way
    • Is located about 1 km from the centre of Heinävesi.
    • Depth: 1.5 - 6 m
    • 26 boat places
    • Buoy and alongside mooring
    • From the north a 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9,5 m high bridge.
    • Electricity, waste management, toilets, suction draining, telephone, boat ramp.
    • Managed by the municipality of Heinävesi.
    • The closest excursion harbour is at Vasarasaari.
  • Kerma Canal (www.liikennevirasto.fi, in Finnish)
  • The closest fuel distribution point is at the Karvio Service Harbour (61°41,7' 28°58,35').
  • Waste Disposal Points
    • Karvio Service Harbour (61°41,7' 28°58,35')
    • Kermanranta Visitors´ Berth (62°26, 3' 28 °38,4')
    • Viitalahti Visitors´ Berth (61°38, 95' 29 °07,1')
  • Chemical toilet waste disposal:
    • Karvio: a floating one (61°41,7' 28°58,35')
    • Heinävesi (62°26, 3' 28 °38,4')
    • More information on services for boaters is available in the municipality of Heinävesi website (www.heinavesi.fi).