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.
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.
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.