What to do on your free time?
Mikkeli has plenty of different hobby and free time opportunities for students to spend an active leisure time. For students interested in sports, the town’s sport clubs offer services for student prices. You can choose from a wide variety of sports such as swimming, aerobics, tennis, basketball, floorball, football, golf etc. In Mikkeli nature is the most beautiful with good outdoor recreation areas. In winter one can do cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and ice skating.
It is also possible to see matches of the local ice hockey and football teams, or visit a trotting race. Student organisation offers their members a variety of activities ranging from rock and outdoor events to a movie club.
Mikkeli has two swimming halls; one in the centre of town and one in Rantakylä app. 5 km from the centre. If you prefer a truly Finnish experience, you can have a swim in one of the many lakes in the area. You could also visit one of the town’s museums which reflect Finland’s historical moments as Headquarters town between 1939-1945.
It is good to see something else besides Mikkeli, too. Our location gives good possibilities for that. You can easlily travel to other towns in Finland or up to North to see Lapland’s stunning landscape and experience the peaceful atmosphere. Other popular destinations are Stockholm and the capitals of Baltic states.