Christmas Offer 72: An extra month (12 + 1) for all Museum Cards! Buy here
Admission with Museum Card

Olavinlinna Castle

57130 Savonlinna

The origin of a thousand stories and the site of numerous battles, Olavinlinna Castle is one of the best-known sights in Finland.


The building of Olavinlinna, castle of St. Olaf, began in 1475. The Danish-born founder of the castle, knight Erik Axelsson Tott, decided that a powerful fortification should be built to protect the strategically important Savo region. The castle was supposed to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and every-day chores inside the security of the castle's thick walls.

Share this with your friends!

Museum contact details

Olavinlinna Castle
Olavinlinna, 57130 Savonlinna

0295 33 6942

Museum website

Yhteydet julkisilla

Näytä reitti museolle Matkahuollon reittioppaassa


Katso reitti Matkahuollon reittioppaassa


Olavinlinna Castle, Olavinlinna, 57130 Savonlinna


Tai lataa Reitit ja Liput -sovellus

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Yhteislippu 13 ajalla 2.1.-31.12.2021, sisnpsy Olavinlinna ja Savonlinnan maakuntamuseo Riihisaari.

Payment methods

kteinen, yleisimmt pankki- ja luottokortit.

Opening hours

Mon 10:00-16:00
Tue 10:00-16:00
Wed 10:00-16:00
Thu 10:00-16:00
Fri 10:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-16:00
Sun 11:00-16:00

Closed 16.12.-26.12.2021 and 31.12.2021.

Guided tours

1.6.-30.9. every hour in English