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Savonlinna, Itae-Suomen Laeaeni, Finland

How much does it cost to travel to Savonlinna?

You should plan to spend around $113 (€104) per day on your vacation in Savonlinna. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $29 (€27) on meals
  • $42 (€39) on local transportation
  • $114 (€106) on hotels

A one week trip to Savonlinna for two people costs, on average, $1,580 (€1,460). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Savonlinna cost?

A one week trip to Savonlinna usually costs around $790 (€730) for one person and $1,580 (€1,460) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Savonlinna on average costs around $1,580 (€1,460) for one person and $3,160 (€2,920) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Savonlinna will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Savonlinna on average costs around $3,386 (€3,129) for one person and $6,771 (€6,257) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Savonlinna has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Savonlinna expensive to visit?

Prices in Savonlinna are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Savonlinna is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Hvar or Santillana.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Savonlinna Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Savonlinna?

The average Savonlinna trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Savonlinna travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 106 ($114)
Local Transportation 1 39 ($42)
Food 2 27 ($29)
Entertainment 1 20 ($22)
Alcohol 2 5 - 14 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Savonlinna
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Savonlinna is $57 (€53). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Savonlinna is $114 (€106). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Savonlinna

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Savonlinna based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $175. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Savonlinna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Savonlinna is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $42 (€39) per person, per day, on local transportation in Savonlinna.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Savonlinna
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Rental Cars in Savonlinna
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Food Budget in Savonlinna
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Savonlinna can vary, the average cost of food in Savonlinna is $29 (€27) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Savonlinna should cost around $12 (€11) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Savonlinna is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Savonlinna
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  • Entertainment and activities in Savonlinna typically cost an average of $22 (€20) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Savonlinna
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  • The average person spends about $10 (€9.27) on alcoholic beverages in Savonlinna per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Savonlinna On a Budget
Savonlinna Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna, Finland
Savonlinna is a town and a municipality of 35,504 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. The Finnish name of the town means "Castle of Savonia" and the Swedish name means "New Castle". The city was founded in 1639, based on Olavinlinna castle. Savonlinna is a historical borderland where the cultures and traditions of East and West meet. As the oldest town in Eastern Finland, Savonlinna is famous for its world class opera festival in the medieval castle surrounded by blue waters of Lake Saimaa. With its 100 year old steamships and unparalleled selection of experiences and activities, Savonlinna is a the real gem of Lakeland Finland.
Olavinlinna castle is a popular sight in the area. The castle was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 in an effort to protect Savonia and to control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. During the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743), the castle was captured by Field-Marshal Peter Lacy. It was held by Russia between 1743 and 1812, when it was granted back to Finland as a part of Old Finland.

See the doll museum. Art teacher Kapy Tarus has collected dolls since 1986, and now her unique and priceless collection of 3000 dolls is showcased in the Doll museum Suruton. The association "Friends of Doll Museum Suruton" was established in 2010 in order to uphold and run the doll museum, which opened its doors to the public at the beginning of June 2011. The new museum is a great place for the whole family and a perfect addition to the Old Savonlinna district that already offers a great variety of tourist attractions.
The city center is the main neighborhood of interest. This is where the main attractions, restaurants, and shops are located. The ambience of the small town can be felt at the market place or at one of the marvelous summer terraces of the harbor. The local atmosphere of the impressive summer market is characterized by a lively entertainment of the locals and market vendors.

Savonlinna has so much to offer, whether you are looking for a relaxed city break, to spend some time re-energizing in a spa, to soak up some culture and history, or whether you want to spend your time in energetic pursuits, like cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or even diving.

The city hosts the famous annual Savonlinna Opera Festival. The operas are performed on a stage built inside the castle. It also has hosted the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships annually since 2000.

Savonlinna is the perfect spot for enjoying cruises, which leave from the busy harbour, either short cruises around the castle, or considerably longer ones around the archipelago. There are plenty of sightseeing cruises around Lake Saimaa. If you're extremely lucky, you just might spot the very rare Saimaa Ringed Seal.

Lovers of the outdoors have plenty of options in Savonlinna. There are two national parks in the region, Kolovesi and Linnansaari, which make for excellent trekking, hiking, and cycling expeditions, and situated as it is in the midst of Finland's largest lake system, Savonlinna also has a wealth of water based activities to choose from, including some excellent fishing and kayaking opportunities in the summer, and for ice skating and ice fishing in the winter.
Food and Dining
As a long-established holiday resort, Savonlinna offers a wide range of dining choices for visitors. Take a stroll along the beach by Olavinlinna Castle where you'll find a nice selection of restaurants and cozy restaurant ships, and in the market square be sure to try local specialties like, Lortsy (a sweet or hearty pastry filling), mozzas (salty pastries) or Savumuikut (smoked Small Marais).Try a visit to Beerhouse Sillansuu, one of Finland's finest bars, with a vast selection of beers, or the Brewery restaurant Huvila, which is also live music venue.

Savonlinna has its own airport and 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. Another 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. Savonlinna is stretched out on a series of islands in the middle of Lake Saimaa. While you can cover the central parts on foot, you'll need to resort to buses (or rent a car) to access the suburbs. If you want to rent a car, there is a rental office at the waterfront, near Hotel Tott. Savonlinna is surrounded by lakes and you can also go around town centre by a cruise ship. Taxi's are also plentiful, and certainly cheaper than renting a car for the day if you are only going to one or two places.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.