Villa with a private beach

Mikkeli region is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in Finland, and offers the ideal solution for everyone, whether you are looking for a traditional hideaway by a quiet lake or a luxury villa to entertain quests and relax.

The Charms of Saimaa

Local cuisine - bon appétit!

Helsinki & Lakeland Routes

Why not trying our new Helsinki & Lakeland round trips? Four different round trips now designed for your convenience. Try the 1200km nature tour, or perhaps the bit longer culture tour. Available are also a round trip for sauna lovers and another one for family travellers.

Interesting sights and activities

Finnish Lakeland district is a must to see! Besides the Lake Saimaa area and endangered Saimaa Ringed seal, characteristic for Mikkeli region are numerous old manor houses, foodie heavens, gardens, nature sights - and of course small and cozy bed & breakfast destinations. 

Experience wild nature

Rugged nature, calm bays and quiet creeks offer beautiful natural conditions for enjoying cottage holidays or active life by hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, boating, canoeing or even berry picking. The traditional Finnish legal concept of everyman's right allows free right to access the land and waterways. If you are lucky it is possible to see wide variety of Finnish animals everywhere in nature.

Art & Design Villas

In the Art&Design Villas you can enjoy privacy, peace and all the best of villa-living: lakeside nature, own sauna, open fireplace – and services at a hotel standard. They are so-called eco-timber houses built with natural materials and designed by young Finnish architecht. Each villa has its own named artist who has made his or her art part of the villa's unique environment.

Video: Life at Mikkeli market place

Video: Charms of Saimaa

Cruises to Lake Saimaa

Charming Gardens



Welcome to Lake Saimaa Region
Fell in love to Lake Saimaa
Photo: VisitFinland
Well-being for your body and soul by canoeing
Photo: VisitFinland
How to get here