Visit Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

Opening Hours in 2018

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

Closed: 30th Mar, 22nd to 23rd Jun, 25th Aug, 6th Dec and 17th to 24th Dec.

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

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)

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 (