Accommodation and nature experiences in Puumala on Lake Saimaa

Welcome to Nestorinranta and Lake Saimaa

Nestorinranta offers

  • Accommodation from tents to villas
  • Summer cafés, dinners in kota huts, and other dining services
  • Boat, bike, and equipment rental
  • Sauna to reserve, outdoor hot tub, and kota hut grill
  • Guided excursions on land and water
  • Water taxi
  • Themed nature trails
  • The bike ferries on the Puumala and Saimaa archipelago routes go from the shore


To the Waters

Lähde kalaan tai muuten vain vesille. Nestorinrannasta vuokraat veneen, kalastusvälineet, kanootin tai sup-laudan. Nestorinrannasta pääset myös opastetulle veneretkelle, risteilylle tai voit vuokrata venetaksin.

Nestori’s bubbly sauna experience

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

Nestorinrannasta pääset helposti kiertämään suosittuja Puumalan ja Saimaan saaristoreittejä. Molempien pyörälautat liikennöivät rannasta kesäisin.

Ne kuljettavat pyöräilijöitä Saimaan toiselle rannalle, M/S Norppa II 10 km päähän ja M/S Rasti 20 km päähän.

Opening hours and ferry

  • Barn café on the hill 13 May – 30 September*
    • Breakfast 8 –10 am (book in advance)
    • Supper 6 – 8 pm (book in advance)
  • Pancake bar on the beach 6 June – 19 August*
    • Every day 10:30 am–5 pm
    • In July 10 am – 6 pm
  • Lintusalontie 1661, tel. +358 40 5106208
  • The free ferry goes all day long, with 20-minute breaks at 9 am, midday, 5 pm and 8 pm.

*The opening hours are preliminary. They’ll be confirmed in the spring 2023.


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.

Stay in a cottage, room or tent

Winter Excursions

Summer cafes