Guided tours

Experience Olavinlinna with a guide.

It is possible to get to see the castle, its halls, rooms and towers on a guided tour throughout the year. The tour takes approximately an hour. The castle houses two small museums and three courtyards which can be visited without a guide when the castle is open. However, there are some restrictions from April till September.

Visitors in a wheelchair are able to visit the museums and the courtyards with assistance for free.

Russian spoken excursions are made

January 2nd - January 3rd and January 7th starting at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1pm, 2 pm and 3pm

January 4th - January 6th starting at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

January 8th - January 12th starting at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

In summer, from June the 1st till September 30th, there are guided tours in English and Finnish every hour. In Swedish from the 1st of July to the 17th of August every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 12 pm.

In addition, in July guided tours in Finnish start on the hour and every half hour.

Please note that if you wish to have an own guide you need to book it a week prior to your visit. The charge for the own guide is 75 € (incl. 24 % vat) per guide.

On the Saint Olaf's Day, July 29th, there are guided tours only in Finnish and English.

In winter there are mainly guided tours in Finnish and they start on the hour. Tours in other languages should be booked beforehand from the office at Olavinlinna Castle. Guided tours are also available outside the opening hours on agreement.

"The Little Duke's Hall" workshop for children and other child like visitors

”The Little Duke's Hall" is an interactive workshop aimed at children. In "The Little Duke's Hall" children and adults can empathize themselves by taking part in several activities like set a table with traditional table ware, dress up in historical costumes or kinight's armour, assemble puzzles, build an own castle by using wooden blocks, weave loom or play with a doll's house resembling the tower of the castle.
The workshop instructor gives assistance to visitors if needed.

Open daily from the 6 th of June to the 30 th of June and from the 1 st of August to the 8th of August 2020 from 11 am to 5.30 pm.

Open on Saturdays the 15th August, the 22 nd of August and on the 29 th of August from 11 am to 5.30 pm.

Open daily in July 2020 from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

Other times on agreement for the groups. The charge for the own guide is 70 € (incl. 24 % vat) per guide. The Workshop is open on winter time during many events of the castle.

Opera Backstage Tours during the Savonlinna Opera Festival in summer

During one hour tour visitors have a rare opportunity to see the backstage of the Savonlinna Opera Festival inside the Olavinlinna Castle. The Backstage -tours are organized in English and in Finnish on Thursday 9.7.-30.7. starting at 4 pm.

Admission to the castle includes the Opera Backstage Tour. Opera Backstage Tour is free for Opera Club members.

If you wish to book a guided tour or need more information: the office at Olavinlinna Castle tel. +358 295 33 6942 (Mon-Fri 8.00-16.15),