Accommodation and nature experiences in Puumala on Lake Saimaa

Welcome to Nestorinranta Resort and Lake Saimaa

Nestorinranta offers

  • Accommodation from tents to villas
  • Breakfasts, dinners, cakes and other meal services on request
  • Pancake bar Lettubaari on the beach in summer
  • Rental boats, bikes and equipment
  • Private sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and BBQ
  • Guided tours on land, water and ice
  • Water taxi
  • Thematic nature trails
  • The hut of forest elf for families with children
  • The meeting point of the Puumala and Saimaa archipelago routes – bicycle ferries operate from the beach

About sustainability, click here

If you travel with a pet, tell us in advance. Our own dogs may be free in the yard. If your dog doesn’t get along with other dogs, we will have time to take in our own dogs.

The area is open to the public from 9 am to 6 pm. Closed in November.


Get a 20% discount when you book a breakfast or sauna between 18.5. and 16.6. or 17.8. and 29.9. Bookings must be made 21.3. – 30.4.



  • Breakfasts and dinners in Barn Hall 1 May – 30 September
    • Breakfast 8 –10 a.m. (book in advance)
    • Dinner 6 – 8 p.m. (book in advance)
  • Pancake bar on the shore 1 June – 24 August*
    • Every day 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Dinners in Kota hut all year round (book in advance)
  • Reception in Barn Hall 4 June – 24 August Tue – Sat 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Other times by phone and email.
  • Lintusalontie 1661, +358 40 5106208; +358 40 168 4473


  • Breaks (20 minutes) at 9 and 12 am, 5 and 8 pm. Other times the free ferry goes around the clock. The ferry trip lasts 2 – 3 minutes.





To the Waters

Go fishing or otherwise just on a boat trip. At Nestorinranta you can rent a boat, fishing equipment, canoe or a SUP board. From Nestorinranta you can also take a guided boat trip, a cruise or you can rent a boat taxi.

Lakeside sauna at Nestorinranta

Experience a Finnish sauna. The new lakeside sauna and outdoor hot tub offer enjoyable sauna experiences all year round. You can look out of the sauna and admire Lake Saimaa as it glistens in the evening sun.

Cycle the archipelago route

From Nestorinranta you can easily go around the popular island routes of Puumala and Saimaa. The bicycle ferries of both routes operate from the beach in summer.

Stay at Nestorinranta for 2 nights and spend a day going around the Puumala archipelago route. Read more about this trip package, routes and services available along the road.

Into the nature

We offer the most stunning nature experiences all year round

Plan your own nature excursion – or let us plan it for you. Nestorinranta has themed nature trails, and the popular ringed seal trail is nearby. There is even more to see and experience further afield. The barn café can supply picnic snacks for your trip. We also offer guided tours.

Rent a boat or go on a guided boat trip

Lake Saimaa has numerous beautiful islands, expansive open waters, and narrow straits to explore. You can rent a canoe from Nestorinaranta and paddle to the labyrinthine lakes of Rokansaari island or rent a motorboat and drive as far as Kuopio if you get the urge. Nestorinranta also offers guided fishing and boat trips. The water taxi will take you wherever you want to go.

See the local weather forecast here

Experience the Puumala and Lake Saimaa scenery by bike

You can make long and short trips to Lintusalo, Puumala, and Saimaa. The terrain is hilly, but it rewards you with stunning views while boosting your fitness.  Rent a bike from Nestorinranta and head for one of the cycling routes, such as the popular Puumala and Saimaa archipelago routes. Connecting ferries operate from Nestorinranta.

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Stay in a cottage, room or tent

Winter Excursions

Food and drink

  • Breakfasts and suppers 1.5. – 30.9. – book in advance
  • Dinners all year round for groups in kota hut – book in advance
  • Crepes at the beach in summer

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