Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

The exhibition of the Nature Centre will be taken down from 30/9 on because of the renovation of the building. Operating (without the main exhibition) continues nearby in the address Tottinkatu 6a, Savonlinna.
Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari: Photo: Mari Laukkanen

Welcome to Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

The historical setting of Olavinlinna Castle, surrounded by the scenic Lake Saimaa, makes Lake Saimaa Nature- and Cultural Centre Riihisaari a unique destination, where Savonlinna Provincal Museum and Metsähallitus operate together. Riihisaari is a meeting place and exhibition centre, providing experiences and information on the region's cultural history and natural landscape year-round.

Opening Hours in 2019

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (In May daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Closed: 19.4., 21.–22.6., 6.12. and 16.–24.12.2019

We reserve the rights for changes.

Entrance Fees:

Savonlinna Provincial Museum tickets (

Contact Information

Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5929

E-mail: saimaa(at)

Location: Situated at the eastern end of Linnankatu street in the old town of Savonlinna (, next to Olavinlinna Castle. Read more

Arrival: By car or public transportation. Read more

Visit: Open throughout the year, and every day during the summer months. Free entrance to the Museum Shop and hiking info point, but exhibitions are subject to a fee. Read more (

Things to Do and See: The main exhibition: In the heart of Saimaa , temporary exhibitions, events, a short film on the Saimaa ringed seal. Read more. In the summer, museum ships are moored at the pier by Riihisaari and open to visitors. 

Suitability: An fascinating destination for visitors of all ages. Suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties. Pets are not permitted in the Nature Centre.

Services: Events, hiking information, museum shop, rental of facilities. Read more

The Nature Centre is jointly run by the City of Savonlinna and Metsähallitus.

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