You can just as easily arrive by bus, car or boat, or even by bicycle. Sahanlahti is only 45 minutes away from three cities: Imatra, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna! The journey from Lappeenranta airport is just over an hour. The nearest airport is in Savonlinna.
From Mikkeli 62km / 45min; from Imatra 63km / 45min; from Savonlinna 76km / 1h; from Lappeenranta 99km / 1h15min; from Helsinki 300km / 3h; from Tampere 328km / 3,5h
Sahanlahti is easy to reach by boat or ferry. We are located just a short distance from the Puumala deep-water channel. You can also reach us from the Gulf of Finland via the Saimaa Canal. Arriving by seaplane is also easy.
Head to 61°34’24.2″N 28°08’50.4″E
Nautical chart series: L-M. Nautical chart: 214. Harbour number: 4408.
There are new berthing facilities and a separate free day-use jetty at Sahanlahti. For larger, heavier ships, we recommend booking in advance.
In summer 2021, you can also get to Puumala by ferry from Lappeenranta! See timetables.
You can also book a boat taxi.
The car journey to Sahanlahti is quick and easy. Sahanlahti is located along Route 62. Coming from Mikkeli, the Lietvesi scenic road charms drivers again and again. It’s worth taking the time to stop and admire the scenery. Drivers coming from Savonlinna will reach Puumala after various bends. This stretch of road is particularly popular with motorcyclists. Coming from Imatra, the newly widened asphalt road is still so pitch-black that on a warm summer’s day, the air shimmers.
Parking at Sahanlahti is free of charge. If you are planning to park your car and go off to do activities such as cycling or boating, we recommend the Sahankylä cottage village parking area. This parking area also has electrical outlets for heating your car in winter. There is a private parking area on the beach for those who have reserved a boat place.
There is also an electric car charging station at Sahanlahti, available free of charge for our guests. The plug is type 2 and 11 kW.
Buses have their own designated, exclusive parking area.
It is also convenient to get to Sahanlahti by public transport, as bus stops for both directions are located right next to the Sahanlahti yard. The best and fastest way to reach us is to take a train to Mikkeli and change to a bus at the travel centre. Mikkeli train station and bus station are located next to each other.
Check train connections on VR’s website.
Clear, up-to-date bus timetables can be found on the Puumala municipality website.