Eating

Head for the lakeside kauppatori (market square) for cheap and tasty snacks such as the local speciality, lörtsy (turnovers). These come with meat (lihalörtsy), apple (omenalörtsy) or cloudberry (lakkalörtsy) fillings and cost between €2.50 and €3.50. Savonlinna is also famous for fried muikku (vendace, or whitefish, a small lake fish). Restaurants open later during the opera festival; many have reduced hours from September to May and some close altogether.