Explore the Savonlinna region and Lake Saimaa

The age-old archipelago and castle city, Savonlinna, with its surrounding villages offers so much to see and experience all year round. There is plenty of culture, experiences and attractions to enjoy. You’re warmly welcome to spend an unforgettable holiday at Lake Saimaa!

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Routes and trails

Walking, cycling, paddling, skiing or skating? Which route do you choose?

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Tips for spending a holiday in Lake Saimaa

Experience true wilderness

The Savonlinna region is a dream destination for an active nature-lover. The rare water national parks Linnansaari and Kolovesi in the middle of the labyrinthine Lake Saimaa are number-one destinations for nature lovers and campers. These natinal parks are the best places to see the endangered Saimaa ringed seal.

The area’s nature reserves can be found in Punkaharju and Kerimäki. The ridge landscape of Punkaharju is one of the first tourist destinations in Finland.
On Hytermä nature reserve and museum islands in Kerimäki have a wonderful destination where you can get to know one man’s life’s work.

Unique Water National Parks

Unique landscapes

How to get here?

Attractions, activities, restaurants, shops and accommodation in the region

The Savonlinna region villages and surrounding municipalities

Perille.fi travel search tells you how to get to Savonlinna

Planning a trip and buying a ticket are easy and fast with the Perille.fi service. The service can be used to compare bus, train, ship, ferry and taxi prices, travel times, journey duration and the environmental impact of travel methods. You can also compare the alternatives to your own car.

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