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Finland is always regarded as a land of lakes but it only takes a glance at the map to see why the region in which Savonlinna is situated is called the Lake District. Savonlinna is constructed on several islands. Unlike many lake districts in other countries, these enormous Finnish lakes are not surrounded by high mountains and often are only separated by narrow ridges.
A Ballet Festival and an Opera Festival are both held annually in Olavinlinna Castle during the summer.
Buses connects surrounding cities and towns, as wel as a few further afield.
See also International Telephone Calls
Post is fast and reliable in Finland. You can receive mail simply by marking it Poste Restante, and the postal code of the town (check with the particular post office). First class stamps can be bought from machines or inside the office, and the fare is the same anywhere in the world up to 20 grams, so your postcards will be fine. The current rate for a stamp is €0.75. Heavier letters and postcards have different prices though, you can check them online at the Posti Website. There is also a 'track and trace' system available. Stamps are widely available and sold with the postcards, in kiosks, stationary shops and souvinier shops. Parcels abroad are expensive. You can buy all the packing from the post office, including boxes, tapes etc.
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