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Cottage vacation in Punkaharju

Holiday Resort Harjun Portti is an year-round destination in Punkaharju, 25 km from Savonlinna, eastern Finland. Operating next to the Punkaharju Nature Reserve, we have 30 cozy cottages with own sauna (over 100 beds), ranging from budget friendly-one bedroom cottages, to two bedroom villas with lake view to Saimaa. The heart of our family business is our café-restaurant and we also have a minimarket and provide both winter and summer program services, such as ice skating services.

Cottages with own sauna and great location
Well equipped cottages and holiday apartments by lake Saimaa, all with own sauna. Lake Saimaa and Nature Reserve provides great surroundings for outdoor activities and majority of the area’s attractions (such as Waterpark Kesämaa and Forest Museum Lusto) are all within short walking distance from the resort. Train stop of Retretti is right in front of the reception, direct access from Helsinki-Vantaa airport and short way to the city of Savonlinna.

Equipment Rental
E-Bikes, fatbikes and kayaks!
Autumn cruises 3h
On 10.9., 24.9. and 1.10.!
Restaurant Opening hours
Open every day!


Punkaharju is surrounded by lake Pihlajavesi and Puruvesi, both part of lake Saimaa. In summer you can explore lake Saimaa by renting a kayak or a small boat from us, which you can take to the crystal clear water of Puruvesi-lake. Right next to holiday village there is numerous cycling and hiking routes, with view points to the lake. Discgolf- and golf courses, beach- and tennis courts are also available.

In winter you can cross-country skii or skate along the frozen lake, in a 15 km tour skating network: An ice skating route on natural ice, which is also one of the longest tracks in Finland. Experience the thrill of tour skating or go snowshoeing to the Snowshoe Park in ridge area, where you can have break at our Pancake Café with lake views.

16 km of tour
skating tracks
31 km cross-country
skiing network
8 marked routes
in snowshoe park
2 discgolf
kerigolf course
hiking and
cycling routes


The train stop of Punkaharju Retretti is 100 meters from our café-restaurant and reception and also we are just next to the highway 14, so we are easy to find. The train to Savonlinna takes only around 20 minutes, from Helsinki you will reach us in 4 hours. Shop, equipment rental, restaurants and the nearby atrractions like Waterpark Kesämaa, all of these are within short walking distance from the cottages.

Welcome to spend a memorable holiday in the finnish nature!

31 km
train stop
100 m
25 km
center of Punkaharju
9 km
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