The secrets of Saimaa


The gems of the Secrets of Lake Saimaa cultural travel package will no longer remain secrets when you head to Lappeenranta and Imatra region for a discovery trip. The skills of different cultural operators are presented by exploring the cultural and natural sites of the region, combining local heritage and history with tourism services.

The region of Lappeenranta and Imatra offers vibrant experiences, diverse culture and fun all year round. Enjoy cultural, theatrical, musical and sports events, taste local specialities and admire the natural and cultural treasures of Lake Saimaa in the magnificent sites of the Saimaa UNESCO Global Geopark around the region.


  • Vuoksen kalastuspuisto
  • Metsäterapiakeskus
  • Pinja Sointu
  • B&B Hiitolanjoki
  • Tmi Nyt Ratkes
  • Mustan ja valkoisen teatteriyhdistys ry
  • Retuperä Reload

The secrets of Saimaa-team  

  • Mikko Ikävalko, Executive Director, Saimaa Unesco Geopark
  • Veera Hakkarainen, Marketing and project manager, Saimaa Unesco Geopark
  • Juha Iso-Aho, Lecturer, Humanistinen ammattikorkeakoulu
  • Katja Vehviläinen, Director, goSaimaa
  • Riina Helppi-Kurki, Project manager, goSaimaa
  • Juha-Pekka Natunen, Marketing and project manager, Kulttuuritila Nuijamies