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Mikkeli Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 105 photos

Mikkeli is located in North-East Finland, about 220 kilometers from Helsinki, capital.
I lived here over 20 years, and moved to Tampere year ago.

This picture in from a park, called Kirkkopuisto.

At summer here was a steamboat-festival in Mikkeli harbour. There was about 30 different steamboats, and a lot of people enjoying a hot summerday!!!

Scene to a marketplace from library.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice small and friendly town, good connections (by train, car, plane..) to other cities, many schools to study, beautiful landscapes by the lake Saimaa
  • Cons:A small town (is it good or bad..), sometimes a little bit quiet culturally (in summertimes more lively), unemployment-% rather high
  • In a nutshell:All the roads go to Mikkeli (or was it Rome...)
  • Intro Updated Jun 14, 2015
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  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Your hometown is so beautiful. Love the steamboats too !

    • Chatte40's Profile Photo
      Feb 9, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      Thank you. Yes, it is quite nice small town year around.

  • akkipaa's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 6:08 AM

    I think that highway 9 passes Mikkeli, but I am not sure :) I know Mikkeli people (used to live in Kuo), I have some funny stories about them :) Shoe Taxes, someday someone should clarify that to me! Sunshine to, Tarja.

    • akkipaa's Profile Photo
      Sep 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      Aah, here we have one of the most lovely autumn, +12, sunshine, RedOraBra leaves and mushrooms (suppilovahvero) in forest, whoever needs Bergamo?

    • Chatte40's Profile Photo
      Sep 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      I do :)

  • Feb 20, 2010 at 3:50 AM

    Mikkeli right now "Lämpötila -23,6 °C" Brrrr.... better stay at home ;-)

  • Francenko's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2007 at 11:35 AM

    Luv this place:)

  • flaneur2be's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2006 at 3:37 AM

    Hi again Tarja. Your hometown looks absolutely beautiful, but I think I'd have to visit Finland in your summer.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2006 at 11:04 AM

    Hei Tarja! Kenkävero, enpä ole siitä aikaisemmin kuullut. Taidanpa houkutella bestiksen käymään siellä ensi kesänä. Kuulostaa mielenkiintoiselta! Terveisiä Lahdesta, Sini

  • RUMISABUNCU's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2005 at 6:09 AM

    You are so lucky to live Mikkeli. It is like a big botanical garden.

  • NightStar's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2005 at 7:29 AM

    Hi Tarja ! Very nice place ! Greetings from Jana - Nightstar

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