The Saimaa Canal

The Saimaa Canal runs from Lake Saimaa, via the city of Vyborg, to the Gulf of Finland and is the most historically important canal in Finland. The Canal opened in 1856 and significantly influenced the overall industrialisation of Eastern Finland. The Canal is 43 km long and has eight locks, three on the Finnish side and five in Russia. In 1968, the canal was inaugurated in its present-day form. Please come join us on a two-hour canal cruise or cruise all the way to Vyborg!