Olavinlinna Castle



Colourful history, thousand stories

The building of Olavinlinna Castle began in 1475. The Danish-born founder of the castle, knight Erik Axelsson Tott, decided that a powerful fortification should be build to protect the strategically important Savo region. The castle was to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and people doing everyday chores inside the security of the castle’s thick walls.

Opening hours 2017

August 15th- December 17th, 2017

  • Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00, Sat-Sun 11.00-16.00
  • Ticket Sale closes at 15.15. Visitors can join the already started last guided tour until 15.15

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