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Saimaa Holiday (Finland)

Saimaa Holiday

Ice-skatingFinland is often referred to as ‘a land of thousands of lakes’, and it has received its name for the infinite number of lakes and rivers. Saimaa Holiday is located in the middle of the Saimaa Lake system, which is in close proximity to Savonlinna and Rantasalmi. With the size of approximately 4.400 square kilometers, Saimaa Lake is the largest lake in Finland and the fourth largest in Europe. It offers a vast range of possibilities for active holidays, such as rowing, canoeing, ice-skating, ice-fishing, horse-back riding, whilst also offering a relaxing and peaceful break with the idle waters of the lakes.

The locals take pride in their region and its natural beauty. Therefore, they are active in contributing to developing a long-term plan to sustain the habitat and ensuring its health and beauty. Experienced tour-guides who accompany visitors on the exploration tours or during fishing safaris are always eager to share and pass on the values of the community to the visitors.

The uniqueness of Saimaa Holiday:

Landscape of Saimaa Holiday

Whilst the beauty and purity of the lake system is a clear asset to this destination, it is also the strong local tradition and cuisine that makes the area special. The local cuisine is praised for its freshness and exquisite taste, based on regional delicacies and tradition. Among the most popular specialties is sweet water fish and vendace (local fish) baked in rye bread.

Before leaving, don’t forget to...

  • Take part in the seal-watching tour at the National Park Linnansaari
  • Take a fishing safari trip
  • Relax at one of the Finnish sauna. Jumping in to the lake to refresh afterwards is a crucial part of this unforgettable experience.
Last update: 01/07/2011 | Top