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Ristiinan varkaantaipaleelta Astuvansalmelle

Ristiinan varkaantaipaleelta Astuvansalmelle
Price includes 1 person.Extras:
  • Adult€45.00
  • Child€20.00
  • Child under 3 years€0.00


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This bus tour to the rock paintings of Astuvansalmi starts with a charter bus from Mikkeli. We board the boat from the Varkaantaipalee canal.

You can get on board, either from Mikkeli Matkakeskus, from the market square's charter bus stop or from Ristiina. We take a bus to Varkaantaipalee canal, where we board the boat from the pier.

We cruise on the Aino boat through the Kirkkotaipalee canal to the rock paintings of Astuvansalmi, which takes the visitor to the lives of people thousands of years ago. The Astuvansalmi rock paintings are the largest collection of paintings in the Nordic countries, and around 80 painted images have been found there.

You will have about 45 minutes to visit the rock paintings, after which we will take a short cruise on the night water.

Hop on board and have a great day out on Saimaa!



11:15 Departure from Mikkeli Matkakeskus
11:20 Departure from the Market Square charter bus stop
11:50 Departure from the bus stop at Ristiina Market*
12:10 Arrival at Varkaantaipalee canal, where lunch can be enjoyed.
12:45 Departure for the cruise
13:15 - 14:00 Visit to the rock paintings of Astuvansalmi
15:15 Cruise ends at Varkaantaipalee canal
16:00 Return journey via Ristiina to Mikkeli (stop at the market square and final stop at Matkakeskus), arriving at around 16:45

NOTE! You can get on the bus from Ristiina instead of Mikkeli or from Varkaantaipalee. The cruise ticket Varkaantaipale - Astuvansalmi - Varkaantaipale can be bought in the cafeteria of the ship for 35 € / person (children 20 €).



45 € / adult
20 € / child (4-16 years)
Children 3 years and under travel free of charge


The ticket price includes

  • Round-trip transfers by charter bus

  • Boat trip

  • Guided tour of the rock paintings


Hop On Hop Off stops and their locations

  • Mikkeli Travel Centre.

  • Behind the Mannerheim statue, Maaherrankatu 11.

  • Ristiina: Bus stop, after the market, Brahenkatu 9.

  • Varkaantaipaleen canal: Suurlahdentie 1671