Visit Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

17.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Opening Hours in 2020

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In May daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed: 10.4., 19.–20.6., 6.12. and 14.–24.12.2020

Please, note! The exhibition of the Nature Centre has been taken down because of the renovation of the building. Operating (without the main exhibition) continues nearby in the address Tottinkatu 6a, Savonlinna.

We reserve the rights for changes.

Entrance Fees:

Savonlinna Provincial Museum tickets (savonlinna.fi)

Contact Information

Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5929

E-mail: saimaa(at)metsa.fi

Please, note! The exhibition of the Nature Centre has been taken down because of the renovation of the building. Operating (without the main exhibition) continues nearby in the address Tottinkatu 6a, Savonlinna.

Riihisaari museum and surrounding lake landscape.

Directions and Maps

By Car

  • Savonlinna is located along road 14. Riihisaari is close to Olavinlinna castle, so you can follow the signposts to Olavinlinna.
  • You can drive your car up to the entrance to Riihisaari, but parking near the museum is not permitted. The Riihisaari parking area is small, and 15.6.-15.8. parking is allowed only with a special permit.
  • During other busy seasons, such as Epiphany and events open to public, it is a good idea to use the parking areas at the marketplace, the tourist harbor, or Tottinkatu street. The old area of Savonlinna is cramped, so it is advisable to park your car further off and walk along the beautiful beach trails to Riihisaari. Maps of the parking areas (savonlinna.fi).

By Boat

  • Savonlinna is easily accessible by boat via the Saimaa canal. The closest guestharbours to Riihisaari is Törninpyörä, which is located only 200 metres from Saimaa Nature Centre.

By Public Transportation

Outdoor Etiquette

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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