Radio Cottage is situated on a small island called Vuokalansaari. The island is connected with mainland by a bridge, which you can cross with any vehicle.
Nearest village is Savonranta and nearest town is Savonlinna. Savonranta is part of Savonlinna. The distance between OH73ELK and Savonranta is 14 km and between OH73ELK and Savonlinna centre - 67 km.
How to find OH73ELK?
There are 3 main options:
Personal car – Ferry (?) – OH73ELK
Via Helsinki Airport - Rental car – OH73ELK
Via Helsinki Airport – Train to Savonlinna – Rental car – OH73ELK
All these options at the end of the route go through the village Savonranta.
After driving 9 km on the asphalt road #474 after Savonranta take a turn to the left to Haapavaarantie in the forest. This important place looks like this:
Here you have to be careful not to miss the turn. However, if you already missed it, do not panic but make carefully a U turn in a suitable place and try again. There remains a distance of 5 km to drive in the forest.
The Postal address of OH73ELK Radio Cottage is: Saarenpääntie 134, 58300 Savonlinna, Finland
However, Saarenpääntie is a relatively new road and so far not shown in some maps (including Google Maps).
For this reason, you must set your GPS Navigator (or Google Maps) to guide you to the nearest address leading you to OH73ELK Radio Cottage, known to all GPS Navigators :
Vuokalansaarentie 212, 58300 Savonlinna, Finland
In this map “Vuokalansaarentie 212” is shown as a red spot:
Here you have to go to the right to a new road called Saarenpääntie. This is the road that will take you to your final destination. You cannot miss it because the road ends right there!
The turn to Saarenpääntie looks like this :
The same point in the winter:
Now you have only 1300 m left to the very end of your road: Saarenpääntie 134
But as a pleasant surprise, about 700 m after the turn to Saarenpääntie this sign and the flag of our island greet you. Welcome to our Radio Island!
Further you will drive by several cottages on both sides of the road.
Radio Cottage OH73ELK is the last cottage all by itself in the tip of the island, where Saarenpääntie ends.
Turn to the left as shown by the number “134” and park your car in the place beside of the shed: