Surrounded by the Europe’s fourth biggest lake, Lake Saimaa, the city of Savonlinna is a historical borderland where the cultures and traditions of East and West meet. As the oldest town in Eastern Finland, Savonlinna is famous for its world class summer opera festival in the medieval castle surrounded by the blue waters of Lake Saimaa. With its 100 year old steamships and unparalleled selection of experiences and activities in lake nature Savonlinna is a real gem of Lakeland Finland. Punkaharju area, with its national landscapes and two national parks, opportunities for recreation in nature year round.

Suggested activities

  • Opera festival


  • Thousands of blue lakes