Built on an island connecting two lakes, Olavinlinna Castle stands as the northernmost stone fortress from the Middle Ages still intact. Founded in 1475 by Knight Erik Axelsson Tott on behalf of the Swedish Crown, it was constructed to protect the Savo region from Russian forces. Explore the stone castle, take in scenic views of the lakes, and visit the castle museum and Orthodox museum to learn more about the history of the structure and region. View artifacts collected from the fortress, religious icons, and items from Finland and Russia. The Savonlinna Opera Festival has been held here since 1912. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Savonlinna fast, fun, and easy.
Tours To Olavinlinna Castle
Ice-Floating Experience by Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Winter adventure from Savonlinna to Punkaharju BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $70
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Olavinlinna Castle Reviews
This is a lovely, almost magical, setting for a castle in the large lake. The fort may be small but it's definitely interesting and the quality of the interior signage and renovation punches above... more »
We took the guided tour and learned many interesting things about the place! The view is great! It's a great place to visit if you don't want to pay the price to enter the inner part! more »
Great medieval castle with interesting history between two northern powers, Sweden and Novgorod, later Russia. Definitely worth seeing, if visiting the city.
I was visiting Savonlinna Opera festival. The performance was talented, the area was nice, everything was working. Not an easy access area!
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