Savonlinna is a beautiful archipelago and castle city of around 35,000 people in Eastern Finland, and one of the pearls of Lake Saimaa. Finns have voted Savonlinna as the best summer city in the country.
The historic Olavinlinna Castle at the city centre, the world’s biggest wooden church in Kerimäki, the oldest hotel still in operation in Finland Hotel Punkaharju, the unique Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän in Rantasalmi and the Finnish Forest
Museum Lusto in Punkaharju are just some of the must-visit destinations in the Savonlinna region.

The city of Savonlinna is built on islands, so Lake Saimaa is never far away. The city has about 14,500 kilometres of shoreline - look right or left, beautiful sparkling waters are always somewhere just within sight. From the Savonlinna city centre, a traveller can quickly get to the beautiful national landscape of Punkaharju, the rugged rocky shores of Kolovesi National Park or the open waters and many islands of Linnansaari National Park, where the lucky ones may even spot the rare Saimaa ringed seal.
The Savonlinna region offers a perfect environment for a holiday, whether the focus is culture, activities, nature, spa & wellness, gastronomy or a combination of all. Familiarize yourself with what our area has to offer and come and spend an unforgettable holiday at the heart of Lake Saimaa!