Located in the heart of the Saimaa region, Savonlinna offers history and culture. The city is built on islands on Lake Saimaa, and its unique location and vibrant environment guarantee an enchanting experience for travellers. In the busy market square, you can buy souvenirs made by local artisans or taste the area’s delicacies. On the edge of the market square, you will find guided tours that let you see the city from the water or board a steamboat and take a trip further out on the lake. The castle of Olavinlinna, towering over the city from a rocky islet on the lake, is Savonlinna’s best-known and most impressive attraction. Each year, the castle acts as the stage for the Savonlinna Opera Festival, an exotic cultural event that people from around Europe travel to see.
Whether you come to enjoy the beauty of nature, the historical environment or the culture, Savonlinna is an enchanting destination to explore.
Savonlinna offers a wide variety of accommodation options in town, in the lap of nature and on the waves of Lake Saimaa.
Do you want to experience a night unlike any other? The Savonlinna area offers special accommodation options for travellers thirsty for new experiences. In Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän’s romantic kotasuites, you can watch the Finnish night sky through a large skylight. In Linnansaari National Park, you can sleep in a tent suspended between two trees. Those looking for unique accommodation options should also check out the range of accommodation on boats, which is available in both rustic locations and close to the town square.
Did you know?
Experience Lake Saimaa from the deck of a steamboat!
The Savonlinna Opera Festival is an extremely popular event. Get tickets and accommodation while they are still available!
Taste local delicacies in Savonlinna’s market square. The best-known of these are lörtsy pastries.
You can take a seal trip in the spring to see Saimaa ringed seals.
Savonlinna has three small local breweries.