Top things to do

Mediterranean in Mikkeli


With a cellar-like ambience just off the kauppatori, this is welcoming and turns out decent dishes with Finnish and Mediterranean influences: a slab of salmon in bouillabaisse, for example. Lunch is buffet-style. Up…
Museum in Mikkeli


Jalkaväkimuseo is one of the largest military museums in Finland.
Museum in Mikkeli


Päämajamuseo was Mannerheim’s command centre during WWII.
Music in Mikkeli

Mikkelin Musiikkijuhlat

Mikkeli Music Festival, held in late June/early July, is a week-long classical music event featuring top Finnish and Russian conductors.
Music in Mikkeli

Jurassic Rock

A two-day festival in early August that features plenty of Finnish and Scandinavian bands.