Etelä-Savo
Savonlinna
Recommended
Savonlinna The Essential
Recommended
This charming town is magnificently situated on a string of islands separating lakes Haapavesi and Pihlajavesi, forming part of Saimaa lake system. Savonlinna grew up in the shadow of Olav Castle (Olavinlinna), built on an island, and has frequently been subject to conflicts involving this strategically important fortress. Arriving from the east over the bridge spanning the Kyrönsalmi strait, visitors have a marvellous view of the castle and its island.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Savonlinna
Market Place of Savonlinna
Market Place of Savonlinna
At this bustling waterside market place
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St Olav Fortress
St Olav Fortress
This triangular fortress with three
1:30
Punkaharju Ridge
Punkaharju Ridge
Running for some 7km in length and
1:00
Kerimäki Church
Kerimäki Church
The rural village of Kerimäki is
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Maakuntamuseo of Savonlinna
Maakuntamuseo of Savonlinna
This museum located next to the castle
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