Savonlinna is a stunning old city located in the middle of Finland’s largest lake system, the Saimaa Lakes. When you visit Savonlinna you are literally surrounded by water and can immerse yourself in a beautiful yet non-touristy Finnish city.

Though many people may not have heard of it before traveling to Finland, there is a surprising number of things to in Savonlinna. From exploring the stunning Olavinlinna Castle, to paddling through the national park while spotting the world’s rarest seal, or cruising around the harbor on a traditional steamboat, you won’t get bored here, that’s why I’ve also listed it as one of the top places in Finland.

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