Visit Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

The exhibition of the Nature Centre will be taken down from 30/9 on because of the renovation of the building. Operating (without the main exhibition) continues nearby in the address Tottinkatu 6a, Savonlinna.

Opening Hours in 2019

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

Closed: 19.4., 21.–22.6., 6.12. and 16.–24.12.2019

We reserve the rights for changes.

Entrance Fees:

Savonlinna Provincial Museum tickets (

Contact Information

Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5929

E-mail: saimaa(at)

Riihisaari, Photo: Anssi Taskinen

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 (

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

  • Visitors can reach Savonlinna by train (www., coach (www. or plane (www. 
  • Local coaches 1, 2, 3 and 4 stop about 500 metres from the museum. The stops are Kaupungintalo and Nälkälinnanmäki.
  • provides information on public transportation to Saimaa (