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This tour will take you to the heart of Finnish Lakeland area, where you can explore true Finnish local tastes and see world’s first-class cultural events and concerts. Along the tour you will accommodate in charming hotels, enjoy local fresh-made delicacies and see Lake Saimaa true nature.

Discover local villages on the shore of Lake Saimaa – Puumala and Anttola

Puumala village is a great start for your trip at Mikkeli region. This small village is surrounded by Lake Saimaa and there you can truly feel the local lifestyle. Taste traditional Finnish berry vines at Ollinmäki vine farm.

Continue to the heart of South-Savo province, city of Mikkeli. In Mikkeli you can visit the oldest wooden vicarage in Finland – Kenkävero. Mikkeli market square is also worth of visit, there you can buy products directs from the farmers and taste the most popular dishes in region made of small fish “Muikku” (vendace).

Plan your day

Local food restaurants in Mikkeli region

Fresh local food is one of the specialties of Mikkeli. The surrounding nature provides berries, mushrooms, fish, herbs, honey…not to mention locally produced meat, dairy products and breads. Sahanlahti is famous in Finland from its great local food. They use seasonal ingredients and do everything with feeling and skill. Depending on the season and the catch, the menu may include delicacies like vendace caught in the previous night or chanterelles picked by the host himself. At Tertti manor Long traditions combined with new innovations and self-grown products guarantee the international level food experience.

  • Sahanlahti Resort
    We prepare our food from the best local ingredients – with a feeling and skill. Restaurant Koskivahti offers delicious a la carte food and lunch with an outstanding lake view. Rantamakasiini is an easy going restaurant located in Sahanlahti’s harbor. Here you’ll enjoy summery food and refreshments on a sunny dock terrace.
  • Tertti Manor
    Tertti Manor is a functioning farm, a heaven for gastronomes and a cosy manor hotel located by the
    highway 5. The Manor Shop and the Dairy Café are open every day and lunch is served daily.
    The main building’s restaurant as well as our charming guest rooms are available all year round by request.

Accommodation in Mikkeli region

Especially for this trip we recommend these cozy and high-quality accommodations in a beautiful milieu. Sahanlahti resort is located on the shore of Lake Saimaa and there you can stay at cozy beach hotel or small newly renovated cottages. Tertti manor has guestrooms at the manor milieu.

Need help or do you have any questions? Mikkeli tourist service will be happy to help you find your way.

Maaherrankatu 22
FI-50100 Mikkeli



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