Visit Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

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)

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 passenger harbour, 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 used to be easily accessible by boat via the Saimaa canal. The closest guestharbour to Riihisaari is Törninpyörä, which is located only 200 metres from Saimaa Nature Centre.

By Public Transportation

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Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

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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