Guided tours

Experience Olavinlinna with a guide.

It is possible to get to see the castle, its halls, rooms 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.

Guided tours in English are made daily in June, July and August. The guided tours start at 11, 13, 15 and 17 daily. The maximum quantity of participants is limited.

Reservations and information for groups at the latest 7 days before the visit by email: olavinlinna@kansallismuseo.fi

Welcome to Olavinlinna Castle!

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

Closed for the summer 2021.
”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.


Opera Backstage Tours during the Savonlinna
Opera Festival in the summer

Opera Backstage Tours are not organized during the Summer Season 2021.
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), olavinlinna@kansallismuseo.fi