Taste Saimaa is a delicious union of Eastern Finnish food, culture and traditions

The Lake Saimaa region has been awarded the prestigious, international European Region of Gastronomy title. The unique gastronomy and culture of Eastern Finland are celebrated with rich experiences that combine the purest food in the world and the original culture.

Welcome to enjoy Saimaa with all your senses!


New Website Launched for Saimaa Experiences

We have opened a new website that shows experiences from South Savo, North Karelia, and South Karelia. These experiences cover various aspects such as food, drinks, routes, well-being, and natural attractions. We are actively expanding it, but the website already features an interesting collection, including the ‘Inn to Inn Sauna Route’, a workshop on making herbal pesto, guided forest hikes, a steamboat cruise near Olavinlinna Castle, and tasting sessions combining tea and chocolate.

Saimaa Experiences

Find out the Gems of Eastern Finland on the map!

Taste Saimaa videos

In our videos, you can see what Taste Saimaa is all about - what our region is like and what kind of interesting producers we got. Watch & enjoy!

You can find all our videos in the playlist

The Saimaa European Region of Gastronomy award is a recognition for the unique food culture of the region.

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Credits: Visit Karelia / Harri Tarvainen