The Lake Saimaa region has been awarded the prestigious, international European Region of Gastronomy title. The unique gastronomy and culture of Eastern Finland are celebrated with rich experiences that combine the purest food in the world and the original culture.
The harsh northern winters and the long, white nights in summer create the perfect conditions for growing pure, aromatic ingredients. These wonderful treasures from the fields, forests and lakes of Eastern Finland are appreciated in top kitchens around the world.
Located between East and West, Lake Saimaa region is known for its hospitality and delicious food. The gastronomy of the region has been influenced by history and leaner years but also enriched by the traditions and cuisine of wealthy manors. Throughout the ages, however, respecting the pure, local ingredients and flavours.
They stem from Eastern Finland's beautiful wilderness, peace and quiet, warm hospitality and the purest food in the world. You can experience Saimaa with all your senses: See the wild beauty. Hear the captivating silence. Smell the fresh air. Taste the purest food in the world. Touch the grounding soil and cleansing waters. Connect with the mysteries of Saimaa.
The world's purest food, art and culture merge into unique experiences that open your senses and nourish both body and soul. Feel Saimaa with all your senses and surrender to its mysteries. Read more: tastesaimaa.fi/en