Come join a summer cruise to listen to fascinating stories about the hermit of Lake Päijänne. We depart from the Suopelto ship dock, Suopellontie 703, at 12:00. After a short cruise, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking Tehinselkä of Lake Päijänne. At this point in the journey, weather permitting, you can move to the ship’s deck and experience the best of Finnish lake scenery.

You’ll get to experience the authentic atmosphere of bygone days and contemplate what life was like on the island from the 1930s to the 1970s. On the island, Pylväläinen developed a fishing lure and taught Lauri Rapala how to make baits. As a result, Rapala became a multinational and innovative company, one of the most well-known in its field. The cruise guide, Markku, personally knew Lauri Rapala and can authentically share the history of Rapala.
The cruise culminates in Koreakoivu Island, located in the middle of Lake Päijänne. You’ll traverse the island through a rocky path in the forest to reach the hermit’s cabin. Narrated by Markku Lepistö, you’ll hear the life story of the hermit who lived on the island.
During the journey to the island, you’ll enjoy a delicious Lake Päijänne fish soup or vegetable soup made from local ingredients (with advance reservation!) and have coffee with the ship’s chef’s berry or fruit pastries from his own garden. The ship is fully licensed with a café.
Note! Mandatory advance reservation at +358 40 50 555 60. Binding registrations at the latest 2 days before departure; the trip requires a minimum of 15 passengers to take place. Landing subject to wind conditions.