The island of Kaitosaari
The island of Katossaari
Evening atmosphere near Sarviniemi
The Samiaa ringed seal
Cave paintings in Astuvansalmi
The Imatra Falls
The island of Lammassaari
Cloud at Lietvesi
Spectacular rock formation at Saimaa Geopark
Saimaan ainutlaatuinen vesistö on upea talvellakin.
Saimaalla pääset kokeilemaan useita erilaisia talviaktiviteetteja.
Attractions in Saimaa Geopark
Discover the region
Saimaa’s unique lake landscape
An interplay of human life and nature
A biodiversity that needs protection
Saimaa Geopark: a valuable place to live
The goal of Saimaa Geopark is to show off this unique area with its geology, nature and human life – to local residents as well as guests. It wants to boost nature tourism and economy in a sustainable way by increasing public recognition of the area and by supporting local entrepreneurship. The nine municipalities of Saimaa Geopark in the regions of South Karelia and South Savo are:
The reasons for visiting these places are as diverse as the locations themselves. From Lappeenranta, climate capital of Finland, to the Imatrankoski rapids and the vivid Puumala in the heart of the Geopark to the urban flair of Mikkeli – you can discover unique geological, architectural and archeological sites wherever you go.