Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

Welcome to Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

The historical setting of Olavinlinna Castle, surrounded by the scenic Lake Saimaa, makes Lake Saimaa Nature- and Cultural Centre Riihisaari a unique destination, where Savonlinna Provincal Museum and Metsähallitus operate together. Riihisaari is a meeting place and exhibition centre, providing experiences and information on the region's cultural history and natural landscape year-round.

Opening Hours in 2017

January-April  Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm
May  Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat - Sun 10 am - 5 pm
June-August  daily 10 am - 5 pm
September-December  Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm

In addition, open by advance booking and in connection with events. To check for exceptional opening hours during holiday periods, tel. + 358 44 417 4466.

We reserve the rights to changes.

Entrance Fees:

Savonlinna Provincial Museum tickets (www.savonlinna.fi/riihisaari)

Contact Information

Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5929

E-mail: saimaa(at)metsa.fi

Location: Situated at the eastern end of Linnankatu street in the old town of Savonlinna (www.savonlinna.fi), next to Olavinlinna Castle. Read more

Arrival: By car or public transportation. Read more

Visit: Open throughout the year, and every day during the summer months. Free entrance to the Museum Shop and hiking info point, but exhibitions are subject to a fee. Read more (www.savonlinna.fi/riihisaari)

Things to Do and See: Guided tours for groups, €80-100 per group, by advance booking only. Exhibitions: On the Pier, Life on the Shores of Lake Saimaa; Nestori, Saimaa Nature Exhibition; In the summer, museum ships are moored at the pier by Riihisaari and open to visitors. Temporary exhibitions, events, a short film on the Saimaa ringed seal. Read more

Suitability: An fascinating destination for visitors of all ages. Suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Services: Guided tours for groups, events, hiking information, museum shop, rental of facilities. Read more

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/saimaanaturecentre

The Nature Centre is jointly run by the City of Savonlinna and Metsähallitus.