Canoe paddlingThings to do and see

Mäntyranta cabin in Heinävesi

One-day and one-week licences are available for hunting small game on the cabin's forest property and on the local hunting club's lands. Participation in elk-hunting is also possible.

Winter activities include great skiing facilities at the Pääskyvuori downhill skiing centre.

Fishing permits allow fishing on the rugged lakes nearby the cabin, and between Säynelahti and Heinävedenselkä waters in Lake Saimaa.

You can also rent an outboard motor, Tel. +358 40 7167 440/Olli Turunen. It is possible to have a canoe taken to the nearby lakes.

Sights to see in Heinävesi include the Valamo monastery, the Kermankoski rapids, and the Heinävesi water route.
More information on the Heinävesi web site.


canoe paddlingEteläranta in Rantasalmi

The activities of Rantasalmi Golf are available about two kilometres away from our cabin, and the Ruusuhovi hotel and restaurant is also a couple of kilometres away.

The Linnansaari National Park is a unique natural attraction. By water, the park boundaries are a good 5 kilometres away from the cabin. The Linnansaari information desk is available within 20 km.

The cabin is surrounded by good fishing waters with natural and planted salmon. The cabin rent includes a fishing permit for the Raudanvesi and Hiekonselkä fishing co-op's waters (4,500ha) Additional permits are also available.

We rent canoes and kayaks for paddling and an outboard motor boat for fishing.

The waters around the cabin are ideal for paddling. There are many paddling service providers available; see for example or

Winter activities include cross-country skiing; a skiing trail with lighting columns is conveniently available in the immediate vicinity of the cabin. In Rantasalmi, skiing resort Harjupirtti offers national championships level skiing facilities. Read more about winter activities from the web site. Information about tourist attractions in Rantasalmi is available at their travel web site.