Worth a Trip: The Seal Lakes

Easily reached from Savonlinna, the watery Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks are great to explore by canoe and are the habitat of a rare inland seal. See www.nationalparks.fi for information on the parks, and http://visitsavonlinna.fi/en and www.oravivillage.com for transport, accommodation, activities and equipment-hire services in the area.