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Snowy activities at Lake Saimaa

Credits: Visit Saimaa / Silvennoinen

Starting Point: Savonlinna
2-3 days

Snowy activities at Lake Saimaa

Winter in Finnish Lakeland is all about frozen lakes, deep snow, and scenic Lake Saimaa. This journey will take you through the Savonlinna and Saimaa regions of Lakeland, where you’ll spend the day enjoying the fresh air before choosing from a plethora of cosy restaurants and accommodations.
Skaters on the ice route in sunset
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Oravi

Linnansaari Winter Trail on the Ice -Skating and hiking

Beginning in Oravi before traveling through Linnansaari National Park to Rantasalmi, this journey traces the most beautiful ice trail in Finland. The best part? It's open to all -- including pedestrians, mountain bikers, kick sparkers, skiers and skaters -- as long as the weather permits.

Travel tip

After all those outdoor activities, you’ll want to spend some time relaxing. Try Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän for a unique wellness experience – its Lake Spa is situated in the midst of natural rocks and features huge windows that are perfect for admiring majestic views of Lake Saimaa.

Places to stay

Looking for a unique place to stay in Finland’s Lake Saimaa area? Järvisydän offers a variety of rooms and villas, as well as glass huts and house boats, while Hotel Punkaharju is a fantastic option for history lovers.
Suite -Hotel Järvisydän
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Rantasalmi

Hotel Järvisydän

Sit down for a warm meal at one of these restaurants around Lake Saimaa.