Mikkeli, an idyllic city located on the shore of Lake Saimaa, offers culture, events and enchanting natural sights. The city’s heart is its market square, which offers regional delicacies and products made by local artisans. In addition to the bustling marketplace, Mikkeli’s manor houses and gardens are also a delight for tourists. One of Mikkeli’s best-known landmarks is the observation tower atop Naisvuori Hill, which offers a fantastic view of the city. The Mikkeli area boasts gorgeous natural attractions, such as the hiking trails around Neitvuori, and local curiosities, such as the Pursiala Pothole and the Astuvansalmi Rock Paintings. Mikkeli is the beating heart of the South Savo region, where travellers can meet the famously laid-back Savonians in their home of choice. 

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The Mikkeli area has accommodation options to satisfy almost any preference. You can stay on a vineyard or in a manor house, hotel, hostel or campsite.

How does having your own apartment in town for the duration of your holiday sound? In Mikkeli, you can stay in fully furnished apartment hotels located in a non-commissioned officer’s house built in the 1880s or in a house from the 1940s near the market. Luxurious hotel rooms can be found in both the hustle and bustle of the city centre and in the tranquility of nature. The Mikkeli area has many beautiful manor houses where you can enjoy gorgeous gardens and eat local delicacies. The surrounding area offers unique B&B accommodation and villas. 

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Did you know?

Saimaa Gastronomy has brought together the best places to eat in the Mikkeli area.

The gardens of Kenkävero and Tertti Manor are something to experience.

Explore the fair at Mikkeli’s marketplace.

The best way to get to the Astuvansalmi Rock Paintings is by boat.

The adventure park Visulahti offers fun for families with children.