Mikkeli – St. Michel – City of Manors and Gardens in the Lake Saimaa Region

Mikkeli is a quaint, historical city situated on the shores of the fourth largest lake in Europe, Lake Saimaa. Only 2,5 hours away from Helsinki, Mikkeli is also easily reachable by public transport. In Mikkeli, you will find the perfect mix of nature experiences and local life.

Visit historical Astuvansalmi rock paintings or hike up Neitvuori mountain for stunning lakeland views. Take a breather in the city’s many urban parks - or if you want action, try stand up paddling and canoening or cross-country skiing and tour skating on natural ice just a few minutes away from the city centre.


ACCOMMODATION

RESTAURANTS

MARKETPLACES

YOU CAN TASTE IT'S LOCAL

MUSEUMS

CHARMING GARDENS

PADDLING

CHARMS OF SAIMAA

MIKKELI IN A NUTSHELL

FISHING

HOLIDAY VILLAS

CRUISES ON LAKE SAIMAA

ASTUVANSALMI ROCK PAINTINGS

SAUNA

HELSINKI & FINNISH LAKELAND ROUTES

VISITSAIMAA.FI

See Ville Haapasalo's adventures in South Savo

Part 1: Miekankoski

Subtitles are available in English and Russian

Part 2: Ollinmäki Vineyard

Subtitles are available in English and Russian

Part 3: Sahanlahti and Puumala

Subtitles are available in English and Russian