In spring the nature awakens and slowly starts to blossom. The snow melts and nature and its first flowers show signs of incoming summer. The rivers awaken and start to flow again and you can hear and see the birds of passage arriving. Saimaa is a great place to enjoy spring by the nature or have fun with a variety of activities. Enjoy the warm waters of spas, taste the local delicacies, rent a bicycle or canoe.
The lively summer of Saimaa is filled with enjoyable activities. Relax on a beach and take a dip in the refreshing water or play beach volley during a summery day. If you are interested in fishing, Saimaa might offer you some of the biggest fish catches! The pure nature invites hikers as well as boaters and the scenic archipelago makes every cyclist to enjoy the scenery during their trip with many sights and cozy cafés along the way. The bright summer nights offer a great chance to get to know the vibrant nightlife of the cities.
During autumn the nature is covered in different colours. You can see the autumn foliage in Saimaa with all the sparkling colours in trees and the ground covered with fallen leaves. The sunny and refreshing autumn days offer a perfect chance to go on for a hike in the nature trails found in the region where you can also pick mushrooms for yourself from the forests along the way. The evenings create an atmospheric setting for a dinner that can be enjoyed in the best restaurants of the region. At the end of the day it is nice to cuddle up under a blanket and warm yourself by a fireplace.
The glistening snow invites you to do winter sports and enjoy the crisp winter air. The diverse skiing tracks are suitable for all ages and the first snow ski trail nearby Imatra Spa Resort is opened already at the end of autumn. There are also ski slopes in the region and you can also try ice skating on Lake Saimaa. Try ice fishing with the help of professionals or enjoy the scenery whilst riding on a snowmobile sled. Those looking for something exotic can try ice swimming – with or without a sauna!