Savonlinna Region

Whether you want to enjoy a city break, to attend cultural events, to relax by the lakeside or to engage in various activities - the beautiful Savonlinna region offers you all these options.

Savonlinna`s slow start began in 1475 with the construction of the famous Olavinlinna Castle. Today Savonlinna with its surroundings is one of the most popular holiday regions in Finland.

The vibrant region amid the scenic lake district of Saimaa offers a perfect setting for a cultural, spa, beach, activity or city holiday – or for a combination of these. What about renting a lakeside holiday cottage in a peaceful cove, at a refreshing spa or at a working farm.


An enjoyable summer destination

From June to August, Savonlinna passenger harbour offers many scenic cruises, and it is very popular to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and relax at the marketplace and terraces of the lively summer town. Various distinctive boutiques, idyllic cafes and high-class restaurants, offering a friendly service and warm hospitality, add to the unrivalled charming atmosphere of the Savonlinna region.


Olavinlinna Castle

The Olavinlinna Castle is an absolute highlight in Savonlinna. The remarkable medieval stone fortress from 15th-century is one of the most spectacular castles in northern Europe.  

During the year Savonlinna is the host of many events and festivals, which can be an interesting experience for tourist, as the way to get a feel for Finnish culture and its traditions.

The region offers a wealth of cultural events during the from the world-renowned Opera Festival to high-class concerts and intriguing museums and galleries.  

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Welcome to Lakeland

Grand Lake Saimaa

Grand Lake Saimaa

Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland. It is the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe.

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Savonlinna Region

Savonlinna Region

Whether you want to enjoy a city break, to attend cultural events, to relax by the lakeside or to engage in various activities - the beautiful Savonlinna region offers you all these options.

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Kuopio-Lakeland Harbour Town

Kuopio-Lakeland Harbour Town

The Kuopio area is known for its own distinct dialect, but also as hometown for the Finnish Orthodox Church, the country’s official religion.

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The Moomin Museum

The Moomin Museum

The Moomins are world famous and this museum in Tampere is a must see attraction.

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Olavinlinna Castle

Olavinlinna Castle

Experience Olavinlinna Castle and get an impression about the dramatic history of Finland.

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Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä

The city of Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland.

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Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church is an incredible heritage landmark and example of a Lutheran church built of logs.

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Linnansaari National Park

Linnansaari National Park

You will find Linnansaari in the heart of the Finnish Lake District. The national park is an ideal place to spot rare lake seals and majestic ospreys.

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Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi is a paddler's paradise where rocky cliffs rise over the narrow lake channels forming a part of the vast labyrinthine Saimaa Lake System.

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Savonlinna Region



Summer by Lake Saimaa

Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Savonlinna

Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Savonlinna

Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone – a hotel of many stories, located in the very centre of Savonlinna next to the Market Square and the Passenger Harbour.

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Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna Opera Festival

The most significant event in Savonlinna and one of the most famous festivals in the whole country is the Savonlinna Opera Festival.

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Hotel Pietari Kylliäinen

Hotel Pietari Kylliäinen

Hotel Pietari Kylliäinen is situated along the main street near the Olavinlinna Castle.

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