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Pietari Kylliäinen Hotel

The Pietari Kylliäinen is on the main street through Savonlinna, within walking distance of Olavinlinna Castle. A cosy hotel, it also has an attractive restaurant, two different-sized private rooms for meetings and evening parties, and a sauna to order. The kitchen serves delicious lunches and tasty à la carte dishes.
Tel. +358 15-51830, myynti@pietarikylliainen.fi

Järvisydän Hotel & Spa Resort

Hospitality since 1658! The Hotel & Spa Resort at Rantasalmi lies at the gateway to the Linnansaari National Park, on Lake Saimaa. It has an atmosphere and milieu all of its own, mouth-watering local food, accommodation in luxury villas or the hotel, and beautiful lake scenery.
Tel.+358 20-729 1760, jarvisydan@saimaaholiday.net

Villa Aria & Opera Summer Hotels

The Villa Aria is a luxury summer hotel right in the centre of town. 20 attractive non-smoking rooms, most of them with a view of the lake. Parking and moorings available.
Tel. +358 15-515 555 (in summer)
The Opera Summer Hotel is at Kyrönniemi, a c. 15 minute walk from Olavinlinna Castle. 29 light, spacious rooms, all with kitchen and bathroom.
Tel. +358 15-521 116 (in summer), info@savonmafia.fi


The Kruunupuisto is a feel-good hotel set amid beautiful scenery. In addition to its rooms, it has restaurant services, a spa, a wide range of sporting activities and magnificent countryside to explore. Privacy and luxury combine in the nostalgic rooms of this hotel.
Tel. +358 20-763 9130, myyntipalvelu@kruunupuisto.fi

Wanha Pappila Hotel opera package July 6–August 4, 2018 and public Opera Immersion course July 24–August 1, 2018

Stay at the refurbished Wanha Pappila Hotel at the Savonlinna Christian Institute. The package includes bed and breakfast, a shuttle service to and from Olavinlinna Castle, and a late-night snack. The Institute is only 8 km from the Castle. Opera packages are also available at the Tupala Hostel.
Call and book on +358 15 572 910.

Savonlinna Christian Institute is offering a splendid Opera Immersion course for the public between July 24 and August 1, 2018 with lectures on opera, visits by leading artists, a pleasant course ambience, and all the extras that come with 25 years’ experience of arranging in-depth opera courses. A full-service opera package.
Tel. +358 44 735 4821, Helena Strand, course leader, info@sko.fi

Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone

Right in the heart of Savonlinna, overlooking the market and passenger harbour, the Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone is the ideal place to stay and enjoy the Opera Festival atmosphere. A lake-side footpath leads from the hotel to Olavinlinna Castle.
Tel. +358 10 764 2200 (0,0835 €/call + 0,1669 €/min), sales.suur-savo@sok.fi

Spahotel Casino

Spahotel Casino has 81 hotel rooms, most with lake Saimaa view. Spahotel Casino full service hotel and the hotel is located in central of Savonlinna. Hotel´s restaurant Wanha Kasino is idyllic place to enjoy the local food and enjoy the Saimaa lake views. The spa of the hotel is open evert day from 2 pm to 8 pm. We have also two summer hotels, Vuorilinna ( open for June to August) and Malakias ( open for July). Summer hotels are ideal choices for families and budget traveller´s.
Tel. +358 15-73950, myynti@spahotelcasino.fi

SaimaaHoliday Oravi

The idyllic village Oravi is located in the middle of Saimaa Lakeland. This small wilderness village has a lot to offer, for example a fish restaurant, Thai restaurant, grocery store, 17 comfortable lakeside villas and an apartment hotel. From Oravi outdoor center you can rent a canoe, take a boat to Linnansaari National Park or join a guided tour. The village is also accessible by a daily safari bus from Savonlinna.
Tel +358 44 274 7078 oravi@saimaaholiday.net,
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The Muikkuterassi or “Vendace Terrace” is a Savonlinna “must” in summer. Local fish fried in butter by the master vendace chef. The magnificent lake scenery and the view across town at sunset make up a memorable experience well worth combining with an evening at the opera.
Tel. +358 10 764 2446 (0,0835 €/call + 0,1209 €/min), sales.suur-savo@sok.fi

Restaurant services in Olavinlinna Castle

The medieval halls of Olavinlinna Castle and the Linnantupa Restaurant are an enchanting historical setting for festive and other occasions large and small. Interval refreshments and buffet before and after the opera. Bookings: www.kauppa.kattaasavon.fi
Tel. +358 10 764 2000 (0,0835 €/call + 0,1669 €/min), sales.suur-savo@sok.fi

Huvila Brewery Restaurant, Waahto Bistro and Valo Restaurant

The Huvila Brewery Restaurant, Waahto Bistro and Valo Terrace Restaurant commanding some of the best locations in Savonlinna are dedicated to cuisine of the highest order made from local produce. The outdoor terraces, the lake scenery and the jovial service for which the people of Savo are famed all add to the enjoyment.
Huvila Tel. +358 15-555 0 555, info@panimoravintolahuvila.fi, Waahto Tel. +358 15-510 677, waahto@savonmafia.fi, Valo Tel. +358 44-354 9640, info@savonmafia.fi

Perlina di Castello

A restaurant and magnificent summer terrace serving delicious Italian fare and atmosphere right near the market place. The wood-fired pizza oven is the heart of the Perlina di Castello and guarantees the perfect crisp pizza.
Tel. +358 10 764 2440 (0,0835 €/call + 0,1209 €/min), sales.suur-savo@sok.fi

Majakka Restaurant

The Majakka (Lighthouse) Restaurant has been famous for its delicious food (such as the local speciality, vendace) and true culinary experiences by Lake Saimaa in Savonlinna for decades now.
Tel. +358 10 764 2430 (0,0835 €/call + 0,1209 €/min), sales.suur-savo@sok.fi

Sarastro Street Bar & Restaurant

Summer is one long celebration at the Sarastro! Linger over a lazy lunch with friends, admiring the view of Olavinlinna Castle and the blue lake, or spend an atmospheric evening at our garden bar. You can truly see, taste and hear our devotion to food. Steaming hot, tantalising, bubbling casseroles are promptly delivered to your table until late at night. Glasses are filled with aromatic wines and tankards with golden beer, laughter springs to everyone’s lips and there is music in the air. We just know you will love it all!
Tel. 044-731 2565, varaukset.sarastro@minikai.fi
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Opera Grill & Bar

The Opera Grill & Bar is a restaurant right on the lake at Savonlinna Market. Its speciality is a charcoal grill that gives the food a wonderful extra flavour. The menu includes charcoal-grilled tenderloin steak, chicken and pig’s trotter, and the meat for our own burgers is also grilled over an open fire. We also serve lighter salads and savoury snacks to accompany our tasty drinks.
If you don’t want to eat, then just drop in at the Opera Grill & Bar for a refreshing drink and a unique lakeside experience.
Reservations and enquiries tel. +358 10 764 2000 (0.0835€ per call + 0.1209€ per minute), sales.suur-savo@sok.fi
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Linnakrouvi Summer Restaurant, Savonlinna

The Linnakrouvi Summer Hotel is a magnificent environment for a culinary and scenic summer outing around Olavinlinna Castle. The delicious scents wafting from the old wooden-house kitchen are guaranteed to make your mouth water. Food of the highest quality is a matter of honour for us. We look forward to seeing you.
Tel. +358 40 583 5003, arja.kiuru@kolumbus.fi
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Activities, shopping and wellbeing

TeaHouse of Wehmais, Juva

The TeaHouse of Wehmais at Wehmaa Manor in Juva is Finland’s only English teahouse. The national award-winning teahouse serves tea in the English way and – new this summer – tea cocktails.
Next door to the teahouse is Wehmais Deli&Deco selling a wide selection of local delicatessen products, pastries, etc. baked on the premises, savouries, over 100 varieties of loose tea and modern interior design products not found anywhere else in Finland.
The shop and teahouse are in the grounds of an old manor house. Also on the estate are an organic dairy farm and a herd of organic cows. There are facilities for meetings and special occasions in the old stable building.
Tel. +358 40 410 1626,tee@teahouse.fi


The 18-hole Kerigolf course is ideally placed amid imposing forest scenery within easy reach of Punkaharju, Savonlinna, Kerimäki and other places of interest to tourists. The course was designed by Ronald Fream and is now, 25 years later, in peak condition. It is suitable for players of all standards and is challenging with its varied fairways and height differences.
Tel. +358 15-252600, clubhouse@kerigolf.fi

Savonlinna cruises

A cruise on one of our boats is a brilliant, exciting option for a corporate event or club outing. Treat your party to some beautiful scenery and delicious food. Check our website to find out more about our cruises.
Tel. 050-5173 040, ieva@ieva.fi

Visit Mikkeli!

Combine a visit to the opera with a stay in an old-world manor house, a holiday cottage or villa on Finland’s most beautiful shores, tasty organic and local food or genuine English tea in the peaceful heart of the countryside. Forget your stress and let the Mikkeli region take care of you.

Black Brook Brewery

Black Brook Brewery is a microbrewer in Savonlinna that was inspired by the Olavinlinna Castle brewmasters of old. Our beers allude to the myths and legends of the castle, deriving from mediaeval woodcuts, historical artefacts, weapons and local heraldry, and we are grateful to the Olavinlinna specialists at the National Board of Antiquities for collaborating in exploring this narrative.
The atrocities of St. Olav, the immured maiden, Black Brook Merman and the Black Ram all feature in the inexhaustible treasure trove of myths and folklore surrounding the 700-year history of Olavinlinna Castle, from which we draw the ideas and rich flavours of Black Brook Brewery beers.
Tel. +358 50 563 8764, petteri.vanttinen@mustanvirranpanimo.fi

Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju

A national specialist museum and science centre focusing on Finnish forest culture, Lusto is an exhibition and cultural centre amid the famous Punkaharju lakes and eskers and a fine setting for first-rate culture, nature and conference tourism. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the 2018 season features three special exhibitions.
Paavo Halonen – Sculptures and Assemblages is on from April 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019. The items made from natural materials and recycled goods may be surprising and provide new perspectives on objects from the past.
ITE Art in Southern Savonia (April 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019) focuses on self-taught, contemporary folk artists from the Southern Savonia region, all using wood in a variety of ways and sculpting with chainsaw and chisel. The exhibition has been arranged in partnership with the Union for Rural Culture and Education.
Opening on June 6, 2018 is a photo exhibition devoted to local Punkaharju photographer Anni Hemminkinen on until January 6, 2019. “Miss Hemminkinen” (1879–1966) was an itinerant photographer who immortalised inhabitants and tourists in the region. The exhibition is part of a project run by the Punkaharju Cultural Society and the other part is on at the Punkaharju Hotel.
Tel. +358 15 345 100, lusto@lusto.fi