The Lake Saimaa Area

Lake Saimaa offers unique working surrounding on one of the most attractive and cleanest lakeside in the world. Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland, and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe.


Savonlinna and Varkaus – Cities on a shore of Lake Saimaa

Savonlinna – Venice of Finland

Savonlinna’s city center has been built on three islands and as much as 40% of its total area of ​​3,598 km2 is clean water.

Savonlinna is strong industrial city

Savonlinna has the largest concentration of the mechanical forest industry in Finland. One of the most significant paper and pulp corporate clusters is also located in the area. Technology central Noheva with testing and product development laboratories supports the future of the companies. Furthermore the electronic and electromechanics industry represents the largest in the Eastern Finland. Vocational College SAMIedu and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Xamk offer verstile educational opportunities for people of several age and support local businesses with tailored educational plans for precise needs.

For a smooth everyday life and happy living

Affordable lakeside housing and well-being of everyday life in the beautiful surroundings are the keys to a smooth living. Functional and close services, short distances, caring people and cozy city center by the island offer individual and special habitat.

Live by the lake

Savonlinna has s unique location surrounded by water and yet only an hour’s flight from the heartbeat of the capital. Routes for biking and walking by the lake around the city offer breathtaking scenery around the year. There is a wide variety of all sports and recreational activities available. You can also spend your free time enjoying the culture and nature.

Three rent-free months

If you relocate for a job to Savonlinna it is possible to get three rent-free months for all Savonlinnan Vuokratalot Oy -apartments during the next year.  Rent free months are 4th, 8th and 12th month from the start of the renting period.

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The famous opera city

The first Opera Festival was held in the castle in 1912. Over the decades, the Savonlinna Opera Festival has grown into one of the world’s most important opera festivals.

Finland’s national landscape

Thanks to its beautiful scenery, Punkaharju has been an internationally known tourist destination for more than two hundred years. It is one of Finland’s national landscapes and Excursion Destination of the Year 2017. In the famous ridge area you will also find historical sites such as Hotel Punkaharju.

More than 500,000 tourists a year

Olavinlinna Castle, Kerimäki Wooden Church, Savonlinna Opera Festival, concerts, theater, Punkaharju ridge area, national parks…

Varkaus – City of caviar and technology

Varkaus is a Finnish city in the southern part of Pohjois-Savo province. The city has a population of over 20 ooo and covers an area of ​​524.47 km², of which 25 % are water bodies.

Varkaus in a nut shell

Varkaus is know as the realm of mechanical music, where lake scenery and lush nature are present everywhere. The Saimaa watershed, which extends to the city center, the green nature and many places to visit offer plenty of opportunities for holiday makers in the Varkaus region. Specialties include a caviar in your town, the Museum of Mechanical Music, home to miraculous instruments, and the Tattoo Museum.

Within a few hours to the capital

Thanks to our great location, you can reach almost 500,000 people from Kuopio, Mikkeli, Jyväskylä, Savonlinna and Joensuu – within an hour and a half drive. From Varkaus, your company’s logistics are handled seamlessly. The city is located at the intersection of highways 23 and 5, by the Saimaa deep waterway. There are also working rail connections at your disposal.

Three rent-free months

If you relocate for a job to Varkaus it is possible to get three rent-free months for all Wartalo kodit -apartments during the next year.  You need to do at least 6 months lease for a fixed period and you have to show your service contract for a job. Campaign lasts till 31.12.2020.

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Travel by water all the way from the sea!

Saimaa’s lake scenery can be admired on a boat cruise or canoe trip. You can fish in the middle of the city in Pirtinvirta and in the large 3000-hectare fishing area around it. The nearby Linnansaari and Kolovesi National Parks are a paradise for water hikers and are also home to the famous Saimaa ringed seal. 

Visit Varkaus

Everything started from an iron works

In the year 2015 Varkaus celebrated its 200 years of industrial history. The senate authorized Gustaf Wrede to establish the iron works near Huruskoski and Ämmänkoski. The employees of the iron works settled in the immediate vicinity of the factories into dwellings built by the iron works or in small cottages on local farms.

Thea area provides great environment for business

The machinery and energy technology industry is the largest industry in economic terms in Northern Savonia. The region has a lot of diverse know-how and the ability to operate in both international and domestic markets.

Machinery and energy technology industry

The technology industry plays a significant role in Northern Savonia as an employer and generator of export revenues. The region has a lot of diverse know-how and the ability to operate in both international and domestic markets.

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