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Saimaa – the largest lake of Finland

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The Saimaa region has been a popular holiday district for centuries. The very Finnish landscapes – the wide, open lakes, maze-like archipelago, and the beautiful bays and coves – form a perfect setting  for recreation, relaxation and all kinds of activities. Pure nature, changing seasons, rich cultural sites and delicious food are here for you to enjoy!

Lake Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland and also the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe. Of all the lakes in the world, there is more shoreline in Lake Saimaa than anywhere else. The Saimaa lake district is a labyrith of almost 120 blue lakes and 14 000 green islands. Lake Saimaa is also the home of Saimaa salmon, and the lovely, but endangered Saimaa ringed seal.

Lake Saimaa is known for its scenic beauty and clean waters. There are several towns and villages located along the shores of the lake, including Mikkeli, Savonlinna and Varkaus. They say that Mikkeli is the heart of Lake Saimaa.

If you’re looking for a place that combines natural beauty, rich culture, cuisine and variety of activities, Lake Saimaa is the right place.