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Nature poetry trip to Hytermä

Place: Hytermä island in Kerimäki (transport from Savonlinna) | 17.8. from 16.00 to 21.00 | Price 9€

(incl. round-trip bus and boat ride Savonlinna-Hytermä-Savonlinna, bus leaves from Savonlinna at 16)

SINFF, in cooperation with the Runo käy kylään tour, invites you to a poetry trip to the island of Hytermä. At the event, new and surprising contemporary nature poetry and music will be heard in the heart of Saimaa. The audience also has the opportunity to present their own texts at the end.


The poets Susi Nousiainen and Uneilija and the contemporary folk music duo Hurja-Halla will perform on the trip. The event will be hosted by stage poet Jonna Nihkee Akka Nummela.


In addition to the program, the entrance ticket includes bus transportation Savonlinna-Kerimäki-Savonlinna and boat transportation to the island of Hytermä. There are limited places. You can buy tickets in SINFF online store or at the harbor information desk until the bus leaves.


The nature poetry tour is an acoustic outdoor event, please dress appropriately and bring a drinking bottle and your own snacks. In case of unfavorable weather, we reserve the right to make changes.


The bus ride leaves from Savonlinna port behind the SINFF ticket office at 16.00 and returns to the same place by 21.00. You can also hop on the bus from Kerimäki bus station if you want. You can also come to the island of Hytermä with your own boat - due to the sensitive nature of Hytermä, we recommend that you use shared transportation.




Hurja Halla is a contemporary folk music duo from Joensuu, whose open-minded music draws from the nature and myths of the north. The sound of ethnic wind instruments, cello and human voices takes the listener on a journey to the forests of the north. The personal band's repertoire consists of its own songs, the moods of which vary from wistful moods to fierce, trance-like pedaling.


The duo released their acclaimed debut album Riitti in January 2022. After the release, the album's music has been played on radio channels around the world, also receiving international attention. The group consists of two multi-instrumentalists: Liisa Haapase and Janne Ojajärvi. In their music, the duo uses cello, harmonica, bagpipes, flutes, percussion and the human voice.


Susi Nousiainen is a visual artist and writer born in Tampere, whose roots are in Lappeenranta and Kerimäki. His debut poetry collection Muovikauris (Raikuu, 2021) deals with the transformation of nature, people and social codes. Nousiainen reads his poems set in a forest and a lake.


Hytermä's nature poetry tour is produced by Jonna Nihkee Akka Nummela in cooperation with SINFF. The tour is organized by Viitapiiri ry together with local actors and is supported by the Art Promotion Center.

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