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.