Accommodation and experiences in Puumala, Lake Saimaa
Welcome to Nestorinranta
Snowshoes, boat and bike rentals, fishing and fun trips
We rent snow shoes, boats and bikes, arrange guided fishing and boating trips, and transport cyclists across the lake.
Fishing permits and equipment, snacks for the trips, and guides can all be arranged.
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Nestorinranta – the place immortalised in song
An old song loved by the Finns is based on a true story that took place on the Nestorinranta grounds in the 1960s.
A man called Nestori Reponen lived in the village and had his sauna where Nestori's Cabin currently stands.
Nestori used to play his accordion while heating the sauna, and once it so happened that a ringed seal climbed onto a rock nearby to listen.
The Saimaa ringed seal was on the verge of extinction in the 1970s. However, thanks to extensive conservation measures, over 300 ringed seals now live in Lake Saimaa – with luck, you can see one yourself in the waters near Nestorinranta.
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See the Saimaa archipelago
Nestorinranta is located between Lietvesi and Suur-Saimaa. The nearby area contains numerous breath-taking islands to which we organise trips. A tragic love story is related to Liittokivi Island featured in the photo – ask your hostess for the whole story!
The road leading to Nestorinranta is a sight in and of itself: The Puumala archipelago road runs through 11 islands, the largest of which are Niinisaari, Liimattala and Lintusalo.
See all the things you can do and experience in the archipelago: www.veskansankylat.fi.