Yes, we have been here over 20 years and we will be another 40 at least. We know any route in Saimaa and beyond Saimaa too. You will get us the information which is not in any official maps. All this information is shared with you in the canoe base.
Vesa has been here from the childhood. He spends here most of his summers and you can also meet him on the waters of Saimaa, mostly fishing. Vesa will know almost every rock around here ,so don't hesitate to ask the best place to catch fish, most remote campsite or where to spot seals.
As happy customers are very important for us, we have a good rating in google. Many people will come to us again and again. So why not to join them and explore Saimaa?
You can arrive canoe base at anytime you want. In the reservation there is the time when guide will be come at base, sometimes the guide can be at base already. Just come in!
There is local bus connection from Mikkeli to Anttola. Costs around 7€ per person, paid directly to driver. You can also take taxi from Mikkeli ,taxi cost is about 70€ (depending on the day)
There is space for the tent at canoe base. You can spend night when arriving and when leaving. There is video survailance at base. Check the timetables before if leave the base ,some days not many connections
There is small shop in Anttolla center, Sale Anttola. You cannot miss it. Here you can find all the basic food you will ever need. No fancy dried camping food in here.
Summer time open from 7 - 20 every day
From matkakeskus there is 20 min walk to bigger shops in Mikkeli. There is Prisma and Citymarket two big supermarkets next to each other. Adress for the shops is : Graanintie 1, Mikkeli
You can take local train to reach Helsinki central station or tikkurila and take train from there to Mikkeli. Also there is local buses from airport to Kamppi, where the all the buses leave to Mikkeli.
You can easily rent car from airport, or you might have a private car. It takes about 3 hours from Helsinki to reach canoe base. There is parking next ot canoe base.