Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

June 1, 2012

Savonlinna cruising 1 / Savonlinna crucero 1 / Savonlinna croisière 1

In English:

Why Savonlinna? The only and one excellent reason is that it is famous for its castle of Olavinlinna. Now it is time for cruising. In this part we cruise to the castle and continuing to little further away.

En español:

¿Por qué Savonlinna? La razón por la excelente y sólo uno es que es famosa por su castillo de Olavinlinna. Ahora es el momento para hacer un cruzero. En esta parte navegamos hacia el castillo y vamos un poco más lejos.

En francais:

Pourquoi Savonlinna? La seule et une excellente raison, c’est qu’elle est célèbre pour son château d’ Olavinlinna. Maintenant il est temps pour la croisière. Dans cette partie, nous naviguons vers le château et un peu plus loin.

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Do not miss these posts / No te olvides de estos correos / Ne manquez pas de ces messages

Town of Savonlinna / Ciudad de Savonlinna / Ville de Savonlinna

Castle of Olavinlinna in summer / Castillo de Olavinlinna en verano / Château de Olavinlinna en été

Castle of Olavinlinna in winter / Castillo de Olavinlinna en invierno / Château de Olavinlinna en hiver

Savonlinna cruising 2 / Savonlinna crucero 2 / Savonlinna croisière 2

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47 Comments »

  1. What a fun experience. The photos are excellent and I would love visit!

    Comment by TBM — June 1, 2012 @ 11:26 | Reply

    • Hi TBM.

      Thank You for Your comment. The small town of Savonlinna is my absolute favorite town in Finland. When visiting in Finland, then this is a must.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 1, 2012 @ 11:29 | Reply

  2. What a charming story! The weather is perfect and so are the views of the castle (and everything else). It looks like fun🙂

    Comment by megtraveling — June 1, 2012 @ 12:10 | Reply

    • Hello Megtraveling.

      It is on a sunny day a great pleasure to cruise on some lake onboard of historic, vintage steam ship. I love to cruise, because then it is time to throw away daily rush.

      Thank You commenting. Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 1, 2012 @ 12:17 | Reply

  3. The castle is beautiful, but I also enjoyed seeing the boats and ships in the harbor. Thanks for showing us this pretty little town and the area around it. Are you going to buy the house that is for sale?

    Comment by seniorhiker — June 1, 2012 @ 15:17 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You. I love those small, historic steam boats. To cruise onboard of them one can feel that he makes a time travel. Well, well, I think that the house is too expensive for us.🙂

      Have a happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 07:06 | Reply

  4. Looks like you had a lovely day! Great shots, all of them. The last one reminds me of Northern Ontario, the area around the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay, a part of Lake Huron.

    Thanks again for sharing🙂

    Comment by basildonkitchens — June 1, 2012 @ 16:04 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Nice comment, thank You. It was interesting to read Your comparison with Georgian Bay. The amount of islands is great. In Finland we have 75 818 islands totally and number of lakes is 187 888. One has to remember that our country is small. The town of Savonlinna with its castle of St. Olaf’s Castle (in Finnish Olavinlinna) is situated on lake district.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 07:17 | Reply

  5. That must have been a very pleasant cruise! I would have liked to have been there. It would be relaxing and pleasant to see all of those sights while relaxing in comfort to do so. I love seeing the castle and trying to imagine what it must have been like to live there and what it must have taken to build it. Somehow photo 34 appeals to me most of all.

    Comment by montucky — June 1, 2012 @ 16:28 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Photo number 34 is cool photo indeed. Well, the castle was built against the enemy which came from the East. I have read about the castle and life during the peacetime has been quite monotonous. Inside of the castle there lived as civilians as solders.

      Thank You commenting.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 07:23 | Reply

  6. Very interesting structure – that fort/castle. I wonder how old it is. Any idea?

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 1, 2012 @ 18:00 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      It got its start in 1475. Here is my post from last year:

      Medieval castle of Olavinlinna

      It tells better from this castle during summer. When seeing it You can feel that You visited the castle thru my photos. There are 72 photos totally including also the scale model of the castle.

      Thank You for Your interest and comment.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 07:33 | Reply

  7. That looks like a lot of fun. The scenery is beautiful.

    Comment by Northern Narratives — June 2, 2012 @ 04:29 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      I am glad that You cruised with me thru my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 07:38 | Reply

  8. Beautiful photos – very crisp and clear. Can almost imagine being right there, but being there is better than dreaming of it. Thank you for sharing your cruise photos.

    Comment by luchaniktravel — June 2, 2012 @ 08:26 | Reply

    • Hi Luchaniktravel.

      I appreciate Your words very much. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 09:01 | Reply

  9. Absolutely fabulous, Sartenada. I’d love to be on that cruise to see it all first hand…but this travelogue by you is almost as good!

    Comment by Ginnie — June 2, 2012 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Ginnie.

      I am glad that You made a cruise with me thru my photos. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2012 @ 09:04 | Reply

  10. That looks like such a fun cruise! The castle looks amazing! I’d love to be able to see a castle up close like that.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

    Comment by alskamom — June 2, 2012 @ 17:06 | Reply

    • Hello Alskamom.

      I am glad that You like my photos. This town called Savonlinna is one of my absolute favorite towns in Finland. In winter is nearly “dead” and in summer tourists pour to the town from all around the world. Its highlight is Opera Festivals inside the murals of the castle. Some year I want to visit there. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 3, 2012 @ 07:14 | Reply

  11. Oh the castle shots are absolutely breathtaking!

    Comment by ivoryspring — June 2, 2012 @ 20:05 | Reply

    • Hi Wendy.

      Thank You for Your comment. I am happy that You like my photos.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 3, 2012 @ 07:16 | Reply

  12. I am amazed when I see the stout stone walls perched on the river, how sophisticated the building skills were in the medieval period. To think every one of those stones was moved by human power. Each arch had to be created by a worker selecting the stone that would fit exactly. Just getting the materials for the mortar to the tops of the walls would be a difficult task, let alone the stones. I certainly enjoyed my cruise! Happy Weekend, Matti! Janet

    Comment by Heart To Harp — June 2, 2012 @ 20:07 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      How glad I am when You commented my post. This small town Savonlinna and its castle called Olavinlinna are very close to my heart. That’s why I have made many posts presenting them. Around the castle there is fast flowing river and stones are transported to the island during hard winter when the river was frozen. It must have been really hard job to build it by human power.

      Happy week-end to You and Yours!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 3, 2012 @ 07:23 | Reply

  13. Thank you for taking us along with you on your cruise. Love the photos of the castle.

    Comment by kateri — June 3, 2012 @ 05:36 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      I am happy that You did make the cruise with me thru my photos. The second part which I’ll publish someday will be different and You’ll enjoy it also.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 3, 2012 @ 07:27 | Reply

  14. It was a real pleasure to visit that place with you… Beautiful castle and location, I love that little island too🙂
    Have a nice weekend Matti🙂

    Comment by Tamara — June 3, 2012 @ 16:05 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      I am glad that You cruised with me thru my photos. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2012 @ 06:39 | Reply

  15. Seeing these castles from the water, one understands their purpose as a stronghold. Love that inky water further down the photos.

    Comment by The World Is My Cuttlefish — June 3, 2012 @ 20:08 | Reply

    • Hi Annie.

      Castle on the island and that it is medieval is indeed nice thing. I am very happy for Your comment and Your visit in my blog. Thank You.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2012 @ 06:48 | Reply

  16. Each picture looks like a work of art. Love these.

    Comment by writingfeemail — June 3, 2012 @ 23:38 | Reply

    • Hello Renee.

      Thank You for Your comment and praising my photos. The small town with its medieval castle is awesome and those people living by the lake must be happy, so I think.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2012 @ 06:55 | Reply

  17. We have actually been through the town, but it was not the right season for cruising. We will be back.

    Comment by Debra Kolkka — June 5, 2012 @ 11:02 | Reply

    • Hi Debra.

      I know the Eastern region of Finland quite good. My late father lived on the area and I still have his old house or let’s say cottage where I visit during summer every third or second week. I do hope that You’ visit the castle also and enjoy nice cup of coffee on Savonlinna’s market.

      Have lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2012 @ 14:06 | Reply

  18. Hola!!

    All the pictures are amazing, my friend!!!!😀
    I feel I’m there watching those pictures hahah

    kisses from barcelona!

    Comment by Olga Muñoz Soto — June 5, 2012 @ 15:13 | Reply

    • Hola Olga.

      Thank You for your so nice comment.

      Besitos y abrazos.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2012 @ 15:33 | Reply

  19. Bonsoir Matti,
    Beaucoup de retard dans mes visites de blogs. Je passe te dire un petit bonjour et te remercier pour cette nouvelle jolie balade.
    A bientôt, plus longuement.
    Bises

    Comment by Marion B. — June 5, 2012 @ 22:43 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Ta visite sur mon blog m’a réchauffé le cœur beaucoup. Je te souhaite un très heureuse journée.

      Merci beaucoup.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2012 @ 06:29 | Reply

  20. What a beautiful castle, Matti. It’s like from a fairytale!

    Comment by Janice — June 6, 2012 @ 08:23 | Reply

    • Hello Janice.

      Thank You. The castle is my favorite castle in Finland. The region is wonderful full with lakes and for example quite near there is

      World’s biggest wooden church

      Have lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2012 @ 11:53 | Reply

  21. Lovely photographs. A very beautiful place.

    Comment by Chillbrook — June 6, 2012 @ 09:11 | Reply

    • Hi Chillbrook.

      Thank You very much commenting and visiting my blog. I am happy that You like this place and cruise.

      Have wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2012 @ 11:49 | Reply

  22. I think I’ve written it before: This castle is stunningly beautiful. Thanks for a beautiful ride!

    Comment by Truels — June 7, 2012 @ 00:25 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You for Your comment. I am glad that You enjoyed the cruise thru my photos.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 7, 2012 @ 06:24 | Reply

  23. Of all the places I rested my head in Finland, Savonlinna was my favorite – not just for the beautiful castle, but I also liked wandering around the little islands, and the feeling of peace and quiet throughout…. I had to check your date – you visited in early June? I visited in mid-June (around the 15th or so) and the tents for the Opera Festival were up then too – It would be nice to visit the castle without the tents!

    Comment by Dawn — August 13, 2013 @ 06:30 | Reply

    • Hi Dawn.

      That’s right, without tents. BTW, when You visited Savonlinna, did You see small town called Mikkeli on Your way? It is my new home town since last November and it is very near to Savonlinna. From Mikkeli it is made cruises to Astuvansalmi Rock paintings which are old. My post from this cruise will be sometimes in fall. Thank You for Your kind comments!

      BTW, when You were in Turku did You have possibility to visit

      Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2013 @ 07:27 | Reply

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