Lake Saimaa is a very special place to both visitors and locals alike. Situated in the heart of Europe’s largest lake district, Saimaa offers great opportunities for outdoor activities, holidays and travel. Throughout the year, Finland is one of the best places in Europe to discover the outdoors or try something new, whether it be hiking in the endless pine forests or tasting the fresh local cuisine by the shores of its lakes. Summer or winter, experience the stunning nature and exciting holiday activities of Saimaa in Finland’s Lakeland!
Day without night – the Finnish summer
The summer in Finland is truly worth experiencing. The sun barely sets around midsummer so you’ll get plenty of chance to explore during the day and to relax during the long, warm evenings. Hear the sounds of the wind through the trees and the waves lapping against the boats. Feel the coolness of the water. Laugh with friends and family under the midnight sun or simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Finnish countryside.
Get active! Summer activities in Saimaa
You’ll find loads to do. Go paddling in a canoe and feel the connection to the water or just jump in and swim! Boat tours offer a great way to explore the huge lake system and an opportunity to see Saimaa’s critically endangered ringed-seal, the mascot for wildlife conservation in Finland. Choose from any number of sports and spas, and visit the local sights such as Olav’s Castle in Savonlinna. There’s also the annual opera festival which draws its audiences from all over the world.