Winter in the Savonlinna region

During the winter months in the Savonlinna region, you can ski downhill and cross-country, ice skate, or even snowshoe on lake Saimaa.

The snow covered Lake Saimaa is rugged and magnificent, its skating tracks and ski routes winding past islands and islets that leave you with an unforgettable experience.

You can try more exotic pursuits as well in Savonlinna during the winter. “Norppakellunta” or ice floating, lets you float in a buoyant drysuit in an open hole in the ice of Lake Saimaa like a Saimaa ringed seal would.

There are many things to see and experience in the Savonlinna region during winter months, including concerts, theatre and museums.

See our tips for your winter holiday

Call of the ice

Experience the charm of speed on icy tour skating and winter cycling tracks. Catch your own food fish, walk ice trails and float like Norppa wearing a thermal suit.

Magic of snow

Snowy activities can be explored on snowshoes, by bike, skiing or on foot. A guided snowmobile safari in Porokylä forests is an unforgettable experience too!

Charm of culture

Hear the stories of the ancient Olavinlinna castle, spot the unique art birdhouses, participate in the events, enjoy theater performances and atmospheric gig nights.

Peace of a cottage

Rent a holiday cottage for your group. From the cottage, you can take day trips to attractions and do activities according to your own interests. Or just be and enjoy.

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Call of the ice

Magic of snow

The charm of culture

The peace of a holiday home

Other winter activities and equipment rentals

Winter offers and specialities