Welcome to Savonlinna!
Surrounded by the Europe’s fourth biggest lake, Lake Saimaa, Savonlinna is a historical borderland where the cultures and traditions of East and West meet. As the oldest town in Eastern Finland, Savonlinna is famous for its world class opera festival in the medieval castle surrounded by blue waters of Lake Saimaa. With its 100 year old steamships and unparalleled selection of experiences and activities in lake nature Savonlinna is a the real gem of Lakeland Finland. Punkaharju national scenic area and two national parks offer year round opportunities for recreation in nature.
Online event calendar
The town of Savonlinna is well known as a lively summer town. Although Opera Festivals is the most famous gathering during summer time in Savonlinna, there is a plenty of other cultural events and local happenings taking place in the Savonlinna region throughout the year. See our online event calendar!
Please see Visit Saimaa Web site as well! It offers a wealth of inspiration and information about the Lake Saimaa region, family holidays, attractions to visit, activities, sauna culture, the Opera Festival, vendace, and the towns of Mikkeli and Savonlinna, to help you plan your holiday in Finland and in the Saimaa region.