Punkaharju – Cottages and Vacation Rentals
When you’re planning a holiday in picturesque Punkaharju, accommodation is easy to find with the help of Gofinland. Our extensive selection of rental cottages, wilderness cabins, luxurious villas, well-equipped holiday apartments and other types of vacation rentals offers a perfect option for accommodation for every need.
Punkaharju – the most beautiful piece of Finland
Formed by the latest Ice Age, the narrow Punkaharju ridge hides in the middle of the clear waters of Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. Punkaharju belongs to the town of Savonlinna about 350 kilometres from Helsinki and 122 kilometres from Lappeenranta. The scenic area has been an internationally renowned tourist destination for over two hundred years; Russian Tsar Nikolai I fell in love with Punkaharju already in 1843 and ordered the area to be protected. Since then, the breathtaking nature of Punkaharju has remained nearly untouched to this day.
When you’re looking for accommodation in Punkaharju, Gofinland offers the most comprehensive selection of rental cottages, summer houses, villas and other types of vacation rentals.
Attractions in Punkaharju
Besides beautiful sceneries, Punkaharju offers many exciting tourist attractions. Visit the Finnish Forest Museum Lusto that illustrates the interaction between man and the forest from the past to the future. For families, top places to visit in Punkaharju are the Farm Animal Yard Hepokatti and Kesämaa Waterpark. If you love art, don’t forget to visit the Art Mansion Johanna Oras. The entrance to the summer exhibitions is free, and in addition to beautiful pieces of art, you’ll be able to admire the artist creating her oil paintings in her atelier.
Activities in Punkaharju
Explore the protected Punkaharju Nature Reserve by trekking along the short and easy marked trails or unmarked but clear forest paths. Try the 5,3-km-long Tree Species Trail where more than 30 different species grow along the path, or just a few hundred metres long Kuikon Salpa Trail with old dugouts and trenches. In Punkaharju, you’ll also find a 300-metres-long accessible trail leading to Valkialammi viewing spot.
Biking is allowed in Punkaharju Nature Reserve along the roads and marked biking trails. Surrounded by Lake Saimaa, Punkaharju is an ideal destination for boating, kayaking, canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and fishing. In winter, you can explore Punkaharju by skiing or tour skating.
Find your accommodation in Punkaharju
When travelling to Punkaharju, accommodation is easy to find on Gofinland. Rent a cottage near the famous ridge or a well-equipped villa or holiday apartment close to attractions, restaurants and other services of Punkaharju. If you enjoy some privacy, you can stay in a small cabin by the lake with direct access to the most stunning national landscape in Finland.