Savitaipale is a lively and active municipality in South Karelia, South East Finland. Here you can enjoy the best aspects of unspoilt and peaceful nature. The surrounding nature is a diverse and beautiful combination of the lakes Kuolimo and Saimaa, as well as numerous smaller lakes, in addition to the various eskers, forests and vast fields.  As such, Savitaipale is ideal for people who want to take care of their wellbeing and love sports and nature.

The centre of Savitaipale is located alongside Lake Kuolimo and on Salpausselkä 2 ridge, an extensive ridge system shaped during the Ice Age. The northern edge of the ridge reaches 40 meters in places. The climatic conditions are favourable and the natural resources abundant. All of this makes the landscape unique and diverse.

 The centre of Savitaipale hosts a variety of services, grocery stores and specialized shops.

The location of Savitaipale in South Karelia is also convenient when it comes to traffic and transportation. The centre of the municipality is located alongside highway no. 13. Both the railway station and the airport are only half-an-hour's drive away.

With its wide range of services, the lively South Karelian village will expand its position as an interesting location for residents and recreationalists. Per capita, the municipality has more cottages than any other location in South Karelia. With the approximate three thousand summer cottages, the population of Savitaipale, about 3 500 inhabitants, almost triples during the summertime.


Welcome to Savitaipale!

 
 
 Kimmo Kainulainen, Mayor

Kimmo Kainulainen, Mayor

 

Facts and statistics about the municipality of Savitaipale

Established
1639

Population (December 31, 2017)
3483

Total surface area
691 km2

Land area
540 km2

Lake area
151 km2

Shoreline
996 km2

Income tax rate
21 %


You will find more information about the area, services and events, as well as tickets, brochures and maps from the following place:
 

Library, tourist information

Address: Keskustie 2

Tel. +358 40 7131 885

Open:

Monday–Wednesday 12:00–19:00

Thursday 9:00–16:00

Friday 12:00–19:00
(from June 1 to August 31 Fri 12:00–18:00)

On national holiday eves 12:00–16:00