Visit Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari
There are differences in the epidemic situation between regions in Finland. Some Nature Centres may have to close. Check the current situation on the webpage of the Destination or Nature Centre you are planning to visit.
Because of the coronavirus, safe distances should be kept even in nature, and thorough hand hygiene should be followed at huts, campfire sites and after using the toilet. Metsähallitus' policies and guidelines will be updated as the general corona guidelines become more specific. Check our website for the current situation: www.nationalparks.fi/coronavirusguidelines.
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.
Opening Hours in 2021
Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In May daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed: 2.4., 25.–26.6., 6.12. and 20.–24.12.2020
We reserve the rights for changes.
Savonlinna Provincial Museum tickets (savonlinna.fi)
- 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).
- 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.