The Harbour of Lappeenranta, which also has the longest beach boulevard in Finland, is a whole family destination. Activities, events, and the archipelago of Saimaa offer many things to do for all ages.
The fascinating Fortress and its museums, shops, cafés, and summer theatre invite you to enjoy this Karelian city. There is a nature and cultural trail around the Fortress that introduces you to the building and cultural history of the Fortress and its surrounding area.
In the Harbour, you can also find the biggest Sandcastle in Finland that has been fascinating tourists since 2004. An equipment rental is also working in the vicinity of the Sandcastle and you can rent yourself a canoe, rowing boat, or an electric bike.
In the summer, the Harbour Square offers local specialities, such as vety and atomi meat pies that you can feast on while enjoying live music and admiring the views of Lake Saimaa. From The Harbour you can go on a landscape cruise around the archipelago and Saimaa Canal. You can also embark on a visa-free cruise to Russia.
In the Ylämaa Gem Village, you can watch how spectrolite is cut into jewellery. There are many things to see and do for the whole family.
Lappeenranta and the South Karelian region offer many different types of routes for all kinds of adventurers. There are also approximately 1,500 geocaches in the South Karelian area.
Explore the Saimaa UNESCO Global Geopark. Lake Saimaa is the treasure of Eastern Finland and it is known for its beautiful scenery, pure nature, exquisite cities, and charming villages. Saimaa has unique geological, archaeological, and culture-historical sights that are expecting visitors.
The beautiful Rantaraitti lakeside route traces the shores of Lake Saimaa and is within easy reach of the Lappeenranta city centre. You can access the 14.8 km route from various points, and the route takes occasional detours away from the shoreline.
Welcome to Lappeenranta!