Savitaipale is a lively and active municipality in South Karelia in 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 municipal centre of Savitaipale is located along- side Lake Kuolimo and on Salpausselkä 2 ridge, an extensive ridge system shaped in the Ice Age. The northern edge of the ridge reaches 40 meters at places. The climatic conditions are favourable and the natural resources abundant. All of this makes the landscape unique and diverse.

Across the lakeview there are vast forests and cultivated landscapes. The town centre and the marketplace host 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 some 30 minutes’ 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 (2747 in 2015), the population of Savitaipale, about 4,000 inhabitants, almost triples during the summertime.

We bid you a warm welcome to Savitaipale!

 Tapio Iso-Mustajärvi, Mayor (until 31.03.2017)

Tapio Iso-Mustajärvi, Mayor
(until 31.03.2017)

 Kimmo Kainulainen, Mayor (starting 01.04.2017)

Kimmo Kainulainen, Mayor
(starting 01.04.2017)


Facts and statistics about the municipality of Savitaipale


Population (December 31 2015)

Total surface area
691 km2

Land area
540 km2

Lake area
151 km2

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


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