Canoe or kayak?

The Lappeenranta and Imatra region
offers several canoeing routes, marked
on maps.


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Sauna is Finnish culture

Traditional sauna or an
exciting smoke sauna?


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Fishing with a guide or on your own?

Lake Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland
and the fourth largest in Europe.


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How to get to South Karelia?

How to get here

Lappeenranta and Imatra region is located near the Russian border only a couple of hours away from the Finnish capital Helsinki. 
 
From Helsinki you can easily get here by train, bus or car within just a few hours.  Public transport is easy and affordable way of travelling in Finland.
 
You can travel visa-free to Russia from Lappeenranta and combine the beautiful lakeland nature with the cultural metropol of St. Petersburg.

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Wonderful summer holiday at the Saimaa area

The beautiful Lakeland Finland will definitely take your breath away. The tourist information offices will be happy to help you to get the most out of your holiday.

The Saimaa area offers plenty to do for summer. As nature gets dressed up in its summer gear, the curtain of Saimaa pulls back to unveil completely new opportunities. You can go cruising on the lake; but there is no need to forget about tricking the fish. Relax at your own cottage or play a round of golf.

There are countless ways to enjoy the summer in the Saimaa area!

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