Islands of the Northern Lake Saimaa


Varpasalo and Oravisalo are the two main islands of northern Lake Saimaa in the region of North Karelia eastern Finland. These villages of lake islands are known not only for their strong folk music tradition, but also for the beautiful natural lake surroundings. The Islands have very active village communities and the people are proud of their heritage.

It is always nice just to stop by or even stay much longer in the Islands of northern lake Saimaa. For those who look for silent and beautiful surrounding – they can be found in the island peninsulas and inlets.

This home page is maintained by local village association “Saimaan saariston kehittämisyhdistys”.
Questions can be sent: info.saaret(at)

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