A relaxed time in North-east Savo


North-east Savo is a quiet area with large forest areas and many small lakes and rivers. It is a perfect destination for a quiet relaxing holiday in the middle of a undisturbed natural landscape. The area is dotted with small rural villages where the speed of life is still relaxed. The region is situated between Kuopio, Joensuu and Heinävesi. This gives you many possibilities for day trips.

In summer you can hike or cycle in unspoiled nature, having a picnic at a clear water stream and even catch your own dinner. The rivers are perfect for canoe enthusiasts and in spring and early summer, when the waters are still high, wild water rafting trips are organized. It is also possible to make trips on horseback.

In the late summer and autumn it is the season for picking berries and mushroom hunting or to enjoy a crayfish-safaris.

In winter the whole area is covered in snow like a winter wonderland. Cross-country skiing trails are maintained in many villages and there are also several snowmobiles trails. Some entrepreneurs offer dog-sledge excursions or you can opt for a horse drawn sleigh.

Slow life country site
maintained by Koillis-Savon Matkailu ry