Nature, hiking and national parks

There’s the pristine national parks of Kolovesi and Linnansaari, the vast waters of Lake Saimaa and the wonderful nature of the boreal forests. Experiencing nature by hiking or canoeing around Savonlinna and in the whole Lake Saimaa area is magnificent, with peninsulas, islands, inlets and shores, and unforgettable forests that you’ll want to return to again and again.

Routes and trail in Kolovesi and Linnansaari national parks offer some of the finest nature experiences in the Lake Saimaa area. In Punkaharju, you will travel in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, so quintessentially Finnish. Nature is close everywhere; Savonlinna itself is built on islands, so Lake Saimaa is never far away, no matter where you go.