Where to go?
Do you want to go shopping, get some exercise, explore the countryside or enjoy a night at the theatre or at the cinema? Savonlinna has it all.
- Explore the Savonlinna region and Lake Saimaa: Visit Savonlinna website.
- Riihisaari Tourist Information
- Olavinlinnan Castle is the town’s most famous landmark. Read more about Olavinlinna Castle.
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- Olavinlinnan Castle is home to the renowned Savonlinna Opera Festival.
Savonlinna Market Square
Local producers come to sell their products in the market square in the summer.
Pikku-Saimaa Swimming pool
The Pikku-Saimaa swimming pool is a light and welcoming swimming pool on the shore of Lake Saimaa. The pool complex includes a 12.5m x 25 m six-lane pool, a children’s pool 5 m x 10 m, a Jacuzzi, 3.5 metre high diving boards and a 37 m long slide. There is also a gym and a café.
Next to the swimming pool are two tennis courts, mini-golf and a beach.
Savonlinna has public beaches and small public beaches. Public beaches are beaches which attract more than 100 people a day. These are Karkulahti, Koulukatu (Pikku-Kakkonen beach), and Heikinpohja. These beaches are maintained regularly and services include changing rooms and rubbish collection. At Koulukatu and Heikinpohja there are also toilets.
Small public beaches are Everlahti, Laitaatsilta, Kalastajakylä, Tärysaari (Jukolansalo) and Ripakkolanlahti. Savonranta’s swimming beach is in the village on the shore of Pukkivirta. Other places to swim in Savonranta are Rönkönvaara, Hankavaara and the Oriniemi campsite. Small beaches are maintained by the municipality’s technical services department and rubbish collection and maintenance is carried out weekly.
Dogs and cats are not allowed on public beaches.
Savontie 3, 57170 Savonlinna (find on map)
Disc golf (Frisbeegolf)
There is a 9-basket disc golf course in Pihlajaniemi. Use of the course is free.
Riihisaari is a charming meeting point and exhibition site next to Olavinlinna castle, in the heart of Old Savonlinna. Riihisaari hosts the Savonlinna Museum and exhibitions by Saimaa Nature Centre as well as information on Lake Saimaa’s cultural and natural history. Riihisaari is also the site of the Savonlinna Regional Tourist Information Desk!
Riihisaari – Savonlinna Museum
Tel. +358 44 417 4466
Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna
Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna (find on map)
Asemantie 5, 57100 Savonlinna (find on map)