Savonlinna

Savonlinna – An unique environment to learn in the heart of Finnish lakeland

  • Savonlinna is a peaceful and cosy city of about 35 000 inhabitants.
  • The city is built on seven islands, also called “the pearl of the Lake Saimaa”. Saimaa is the biggest freshwater lake in Finland and fourth biggest in Europe.
  • Savonlinna is known of its unique, pure landscape and diverse nature. There is clear water and fresh air all around. Our lakeland is a natural habitat for example for the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal.
  • Our city is known also of its high-quality cultural offering throughout the year. Every July the city hosts an internationally known Savonlinna Opera Festival, held at the medieval Olavinlinna castle.
  • Traditionally, our wonderful landscape has been a source of inspiration for various artists, both Finnish and foreign.
  • Our city has a long-standing tradition in offering professional training for teachers.

Why is Finland / Savonlinna worth visiting:

How to get here?

From Helsinki

  • By plane - 1 hour
  • By train or bus – 4-5 hours