The area of Savonlinna is the pearl of Lake Saimaa. Savonlinna is a beautiful and lively town of about 35,000 inhabitants in Eastern Finland, in the lap of Lake Saimaa . The varied nature of the Savonlinna area showcases the beauty and grace of the Finnish Lake District. From Savonlinna, a traveler can quickly get to the beautiful scenery of Punkaharju that is so characteristic of Finland, the rugged rocky shores of Kolovesi National Park , and the open waters and many islands of Linnansaari National Park .
Savonlinna itself is built on islands, so Lake Saimaa is never far away.
The area around Savonlinna is a paradise for people who like to spend time in nature. During the summer you can get around with ships, boats or even kayaks. The forests and shores of Lake Saimaa invite to hiking or horseback riding excursions. In winter, you can get around Saimaa Lake by skiing, skating or snowshoeing. The area of Savonlinna also has many other possibilities for activities. Besides spending time in nature, you can go horseback riding, skiing, swimming in the lakes and spas, climbing rock walls and ice walls, golfing on the shores of Lake Saimaa or playing curling.
Savonlinna is an interesting and culturally rich destination. The Savonlinna Opera Festival is a cultural event known all over the world, and with the Olavinlinna Castle as the stage, it is a unique historical attraction. In addition to opera, Savonlinna offers many other forms of live music, art, theater and history to anyone traveling here.
Around Savonlinna there are many small provinces and villages with attractions and happenings. In Kerimäki there is the world’s largest wooden church , and the Finnish forest museum Lusto in Punkaharju , Savonranta and many more.
Website: Visit Savonlinna