Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland and the fourth largest in Europe. Every year, the beautiful and extensive Lake Saimaa region attracts thousands of tourists to enjoy its beautiful scenery and unblemished nature. Saimaa and its attractions are easy to reach. There are four cities located on the shores of the lake, each worth visiting for its own unique reasons. Whether you want to relax in peaceful natural surroundings, find exciting activities or enjoy the services of the region’s cities, Saimaa has plenty to offer!

Did you know?

Saimaa has been called to most beautiful lake in Europe. 

There are more than 50,000 summer cottages in the region.

Saimaa has 13,710 islands.

UNESCO granted Lake Saimaa Geopark status in spring 2021.

Saimaa Canal connects Lappeenranta and Vyborg.

In Finland, train tickets need to be bought before boarding online or from a ticket machine at the station.

Saimaa is home to two national parks: Kolovesi and Linnansaari.

The population of Saimaa ringed seals was a little over 400 in 2021.

Restaurants in the Saimaa region offer the most delicious vendace dishes.

You will need to get a permit if you want to go fishing.