Mikkeli is a quaint, historical city situated
on the shores of the fourth largest lake in
Europe, Lake Saimaa.
Only 2,5 hours away from Helsinki, Mikkeli is also
easily reachable by public transport. In Mikkeli, you will find the perfect mix of nature experiences, history
and local life.
Mikkeli served as the headquarters of the Finnish Defence Forces in all the wars that have been fought during Finland´s independence.Today city’s many museums and exhibitions tell the story of Mikkeli’s
significance in the history of Finland. From June 2021
you can experience Mikkeli´s military history with
new eyes in interactive exhibitions of science center
Muisti, the Center of War and Peace.