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Natural Luxury in Savonlinna Region

August 17 to 20, 2023


 Please note that changes to the program are possible.

Thursday, August 17

7:00 Departure from Frankfurt to Savonlinna
10:50 Arrival to Savonlinna Airport
Meet your local host Tanja Lajunen, Visit Savonlinna at the airport
11:20 Departure to Savonlinna
12:00 Lunch in Olavinlinna Castle
Olavinlinna Castle is the northernmost medieval castle in the world and Savonlinna’s landmark that is built on an island in Lake Saimaa. It is best known as the stage for the Savonlinna Opera Festival that takes place in the castle every July for four weeks.
14:00 Cruise around Savonlinna
15:00 Transfer to hotel
16:00 Check -in Nature Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän
We invite you to visit us on the shores of Lake Saimaa, next to the Linnansaari National Park. We at Järvisydän offer you a year-round experience with accommodation, dining, spa, and nature programs. In addition to the experience hotel, we offer comfortable accommodation in villas, Scenery Suites, and Houseboats, and relaxation in the new Lake Spa. Our roots date back to 1658, so there are plenty of stories to tell our guests!
19:00 Dinner at restaurant Solitary
The owner of the restaurant, Remi Trémouille, is a young ambitious chef, who has been studying and working in high-class restaurants around the world, and has now returned to his home village to run a restaurant of his own.
Overnight at Nature Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän

Friday, August 18

Breakfast at the hotel and check out
10:00 Departure to Juva
10:40 Tea tasting at Teahouse of Wehmais
Our Tearoom is located in the atmospheric courtyard of old Wehmaa manor in Juva, Eastern Finland. We are passionate about using tea in different ways and creating totally new kind of experiences for our customers. We are specialized in bringing together high-quality tea and pastries which are prepared from local and organic ingredients.
11:40 Transfer to Mikkeli
12:20 Lunch at Kenkävero vigarace
Kenkävero is a magnificent tourist attraction and prides itself on having the biggest and most beautiful vicarage in all Finland, in an impressive milieu. It has something to interest everyone at all times of the year: fine restored buildings, exciting exhibitions and events, exquisite handicrafts as gifts, souvenirs or simply to enjoy. In summer it is further enhanced by a garden and handicraft workshops, and delicious food  is served in the restaurant daily all year round.
14:00 Transfer to Ollinmäki Winery
We bring together domestic berries and Central European wine making skills and then add some Finnish flair for innovation. After all, we were one of the first wineries in Finland when we began work in 1995. As our guests, you will be acquainted with wine making and get to taste awarded drinks that have been prepared from real Finnish farm products. At Ollimäki, you can buy wines, eat, drink and celebrate.
14:30 Wine tasting of Finnish berry wines
15:30 Transfer to Sahanlahti Resort
16:00 Check in to Sahanlahti Resort
From a sawmill to a stunning destination by Lake Saimaa - At Sahanlahti, you will be looked after by the hosts Jaana and Janne Kuivalainen. It is a matter of honour for the host couple and the whole staff to provide you with great and memorable experiences in the beautiful scenery of Lake Saimaa, in the unique milieu of Sahanlahti.
17:00 Traditional smoke sauna and swim in Lake Saimaa
19:00 Dinner at restaurant Koskivahti
Restaurant Koskivahti is part of the Saimaa Gastronomy Network. The main focus is on food, drink, the service, and the people behind the whole experience: the historic milieu, the beautiful Saimaa landscape, and the relaxed atmosphere. This is definitely a story that you will want to pass on. We wish all our visitors a wonderful time!
Overnight in Sahanlahti Resort

Saturday, August 19

8:00 Breakfast at the hotel and check out
9:30 Transfer to Restaurant Niinipuu and Okkola Holiday Cottages
10:00 Farm wife's Karelian pie workshop
13:00 Transfer to Savonlinna
14:30 Brewery tour and tasting of local beers in Karvila Brewery
Craft Brewery from the middle of Savonian nowhere also called as “Korpi”. We are specialized brewing craft lagers and ales under the brand of Korven Kutsu (call of the wilderness). We use our own water source in all our beers. We believe that Finnish nature is the best inspiration and location to make amazing beers possible.
15:30 Transfer to Oravi Village
16:00 Check in to Saimaa Holiday Oravi
SaimaaHoliday villas offer you peaceful surroundings, beautiful nature and hi class accommodation. All villas are situated on private shore by Saimaa Lake!
17:00 Transfer 
Sunset seal watching safari

Sunday, August 20

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
9:30 Check out and departure to Helsinki Airport
13:30 Arrival in Health Resort Kruunupuisto
Relaxation moment in the middle of the lake nature
Seal sleeping is a relaxing exercise which takes you to the midst of nature to breathe and fell the fresh ridge air. The term “seal sleeping” comes from the sleeping bags, which make you look like a rare Saimaa ringed seal. By the picturesque forest and lake views, we hear the wind humming, allowing all our thoughts to just come and go.
14:30 Check in to Villa Urhola
Villa Urhola is a beautiful, historical jugend house and part of Kruunupuisto. The villa’s nostalgically renovated rooms and location by Lake Saimaa create an unforgettable atmosphere.
15:00 Tranquil nature walk to the sceneries of Punkaharju ridge area, the national landscapes of Finland
Punkaharju is one of the world’s oldest nature reserves and has enchanted travellers already for a couple of hundred years. This most famous ridge (in Finnish “harju”) in Finland was formed approx. 11,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age, when the continental glacier retreated.


Thank you for visiting Finland!


Thursday August 17
Flight from Frankfurt to Savonlinna

Sunday August 20



August 17 to 18, 2023
Nature Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän

August 18 to 19, 2023 
Sahanlahti Resort

August 19 to 20, 2023
Saimaa Holiday Oravi

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable and warm weatherproof outdoor clothing
    (including good walking shoes, hat and gloves)
  • Swimming suit for Sauna
  • Happy mood

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Contact us

Visit Finland DACH

Jyrki Oksanen

+49 152 286 772 33
Visit Finland Helsinki

Mira Immonen

+358 50 344 9397



Savonlinna Travel Ltd

Tanja Lajunen

+358 44 360 1010