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Cottage holiday in Punkaharju

Holiday Resort Harjun Portti is a year-round destination in Punkaharju, eastern Finland. In winter the area is especially known for its long ice activities on lake Saimaa - try the exciting nordic skating on long tracks. Located next to Punkaharju Nature Reserve, we have over 30 cozy cottages with own sauna and air-conditioning. The heart of our operation is café-restaurant and equipment rental.

 Come by train to Punkaharju: Train stop of Retretti is right in front of the reception, direct access from Helsinki-Vantaa airport and short way to Savonlinna. In winter we maintain long nordic skating tracks in the frozen lakes and provide winter cycling, snowshoieng and cross-country skiing tracks.

Pihlajavesi Cycling Route
Experience for summer 2024!
Renewed Double-cottages
Our newest cottages with sauna
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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