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 Centre Riihisaari a unique destination, where Savonlinna Museum and Metsähallitus operate together. Riihisaari is a meeting place and an exhibition centre, providing experiences and information on the region's cultural history and natural landscape year-round.

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Opening Hours in 2024

Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In July and August daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

29.3. (Good Friday)
21.–24.6. (Midsummer)
6.12. (Independence day)
16.–24.12.2024 (before Christmas)

We reserve the rights for changes.

Entrance Fees:

Savonlinna Museum tickets (

Contact Information

Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5929
Please notice that the calls can sometimes be re-directed to Nature Centre Ukko.

E-mail: saimaa(at)

Location: Situated at the eastern end of Linnankatu street in the old town of Savonlinna (, next to Olavinlinna Castle (

Arrival: By car or public transportation. Read more

Visit: Open daily throughout the year. Free entrance to the Museum Shop and hiking info point, but exhibitions are subject to a fee. Read more (

Things to Do and See: The main exhibition: In the heart of Saimaa, temporary exhibitions, events, a short film on the Saimaa ringed seal. Read more. In the summer, museum ships are moored at the pier by Riihisaari and open to visitors with the same entrance fee. 

Suitability: A fascinating destination for visitors of all ages. Accessible destination. Pets are not permitted in the Nature Centre.

Services: Events, hiking information, museum shop, rental of facilities. Read more

Riihisaari is jointly run by the Savonlinna Museum and Metsähallitus.

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