Savonlinna has been awarded with Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) label for destinations.
Nestled in the heart of Finland, the Savonlinna region has long been celebrated for its breathtaking lake landscapes, historical landmarks, and rich cultural heritage. The medieval Olavinlinna Castle, named after a Viking king, stands as a testament to the region's historical significance. In addition, it boasts the world's largest wooden church, the serene Lake Saimaa, and the pristine Kolovesi and Linnansaari national parks. These natural and cultural treasures hold immense value for both local residents and tourists.
To safeguard these riches for generations to come, tourism operators in the Savonlinna region have actively engaged in the national sustainable tourism program. This program serves as a guiding light, leading these operators toward a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.
Tourism in the Savonlinna region is characterized by its diversity and reliance on locally-owned businesses. It emphasizes the unique characteristics of the area's nature and local culture while offering eco-friendly activities. The overarching goal is clear: preserve the region's cultural heritage, protect its natural diversity, and minimize the environmental and community impacts of tourism.