Travel & Transportation
photo © Savonlinnan kaupunki
Savonlinna is well connected, with Finnair flying there from Helsinki, Mikkeli, and Varkaus. There are also regular bus services from Helsinki, Kuopio, and elsewhere, and trains from Helsinki, although you have to change at Parikkala. For tourists, perhaps a nicer option is to arrive by ferry from Punkaharju or from Kuopio, and enjoy the beauty of the waterways, canals and locks, which stops along the way at Oravi, Heinävesi, Karvio canal and Palokki, among others.