The 10 Best Things to do in Savonlinna, Southern Savonia

August 2, 2021 Kandra Bartel

Savonlinna (Swedish: Nyslott) is a town and a municipality of 34,829 (31 August 2017) inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. The Finnish name of the town means "Castle of Savonia" and the Swedish name means "New Castle".
Restaurants in Savonlinna

1. Ruunanrinteet Skiing Centre

Viittaantie 141, Savonlinna 57600 Finland +358 40 0686034 http://www.ruunarinteet.fi/
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Ruunanrinteet Skiing Centre

2. FysioSatama Casino

Kylpylaitoksentie 7 2. Kerros, Savonlinna 57130 Finland +358 44 9897955 [email protected] http://www.fysiosatama.fi
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FysioSatama Casino

Fysiosatama Casino situated on the second floor of Spahotel Casino offers a wide range of wellness services, such as massage and physiotherapy. Treatments in the evenings and on Saturdays by reservation.

3. Olavinlinna Castle

Savonlinna 57130 Finland https://www.kansallismuseo.fi/fi/olavinlinna/etusivu
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Olavinlinna Castle

The building of Olavinlinna, castle of St. Olaf, began in 1475. The Danish-born founder of the castle, knight Erik Axelsson Tott, decided that a powerful fortification should be build to protect the strategically important Savo region. The castle was supposed to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and every-day chores inside the security of the castle's thick walls. The changes in the ownership of the castle left their mark on Olavinlinna: this can be seen in the varied architecture of the castle. These days the castle's halls and rooms can be rented and used for all kinds of events.

Reviewed By OliwaVasicek - Helsinki, Finland

This is a lovely, almost magical, setting for a castle in the large lake. The fort may be small but it's definitely interesting and the quality of the interior signage and renovation punches above its weight.

4. Savonlinna Provincial Museum

Riihisaari kavassitie 1, Savonlinna 57130 Finland +358 44 4174466 [email protected] http://www.savonlinna.fi/museo
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum

5. s/s Punkaharju

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s/s Punkaharju

s/s Punkaharju offers you daily steamship cruises on Lake Saimaa. See the original steamship and see the possibilities and the history. Come experience the distinctive atmosphere of old steamships. Explore our enclosed decks and open-air sun deck, each with a unique setting. S/s Punkaharju was built in Savonlinna 1905.New longer Scenic cruise 2014Discover the Finnish summer by shoreline cruise going through the gorgeous Saimaa Lakeland labyrinth. See the heart of Lake Saimaa district and Savonlinna's famous medieval Olavinlinna castle. Sightseeing cruise by an original Finnish handmade steamships S/S Paul Wahl and S/S Punkaharju you can feel the part of Finnish inland lake history. Together fascinating Finnish national scenery and traditional steamship is unforgettable experience. Steam ship cruise takes an hour and 30 minutes.Daily cruises June, July and august at 11am, 1pm, 3pm 5pm and 7pm.

6. Pikkukirkko

Olavinkatu 29, Savonlinna 57130 Finland +358 15 5768041
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Pikkukirkko

7. Opera Festival in Olavinlinna Fortress

Olavinkatu 27, Savonlinna 57130 Finland +358 3 5815476750 http://www.operafestival.fi
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Opera Festival in Olavinlinna Fortress

8. Mustan Virran Panimo Oy

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Mustan Virran Panimo Oy

We are a craft brewery from Savonlinna. We offer brewery tours and our own shop is stocked with all of our beers and local organic products.

9. Savonlinna Opera Festival

Olavinkatu 27, Savonlinna 57130 Finland +358 15 476750 [email protected] http://www.operafestival.fi/en
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Savonlinna Opera Festival

The Savonlinna Opera Festival is Finland’s premiere cultural event. World renowned for its high-quality opera performances and concerts, every summer it brings music lovers from across the globe to the charming lakeside city of Savonlinna. The month-long festival is held in Olavinlinna, a towering medieval castle by Finland’s largest lake. This creates a uniquely dramatic ambiance for its 70 000 visitors. Once inside, festival-goers are dazzled by classics and rarely seen works as well as world premieres and visiting productions from esteemed opera houses like La Scala and the Bolshoi Theatre.

10. S/S Salama

Riihisaari, Savonlinna 57130 Finland +358 44 4174466 http://www.savonlinna.fi/riihisaari/nayttelyt/museolaivat/s_s_salama
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S/S Salama

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