Stunning classics of eastern Finland
Our eastern Finland route combines famous festivals and scenic tourist attractions.
Mikkeli Music Festival, the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev form a strong partnership promising top class experiences in the heart of South Savo. Savonlinna Opera Festival is an international flagship event of the Finnish festival summer. continuing a century-old tradition of opera celebrations in the mediaeval splendour of Olavinlinna Castle. Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival provides a splendid finale to our eastern Finland experience.
Travel tip: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the spectacular vistas of Koli National Park!
1. Mikkeli Music Festival Festival on map | Read more3 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
Master conductor Valeri Gergijev will once again bring the world-famous St. Petersburg Mariinski Theatre Orchestra and soloists to Mikkeli next summer. Initially organised as an intimate chamber music celebration in 1992, our festival has grown into one of the leading classical music events of the Finnish cultural summer.
2. Savonlinna Opera Festival Festival on map | Read more2 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
The holiday season, the glittering waters of Lake Saimaa and the unique atmosphere of a Finnish lakeside town combine to provide memorable experiences at this world-famous festival. In summer 2020 Olavinlinna Castle will host a production of the increasingly popular King Roger, a baroque opera that is a rarity for this festival, a gala concert with Karita Mattila, and the well-loved classics Carmen, La traviata and the Barber of Seville. Our visiting opera company will be the Croatian National Theatre from Rijeka, which is a European Capital of Culture in 2020.
3. Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Festival on map | Read more11 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
Leading chamber musicians will transfix the town of Kuhmo in Eastern Finland this July. A skilfully designed festival programme, inimitable concerts, beautiful surroundings and sunlit nights will open the senses to new and sublime delights.