Lappeenranta sits on the shores of Lake Saimma in the region of south Karelia in Finland, and only 13 kilometres away from the Russian border.The city is a popular summer destination, due to its proximity to Lake Saimaa but it is also popular during the winter for its numerous snowmobile, skiing and sledding tracks. In fact Lappeenranta offers great places to visit and things to do all year round: Lake Saimaa, the Fortress, harbour, museums, spas, golf, fishing, cottages and shopping.
Lappeenranta offers many attractive places to visit for tourists all year round. During the summer season, the marina and market square are well worth a visit, as well as the Fortress, and for little ones there are lot of activities in the Sandcastle. After an active day playing golf, horseback riding or fishing you can enjoy the numerous sauna on offer in Lappeenranta. The area also has a number of shopping boutiques and large shopping centres as well as several restaurants that offer local cuisine from fresh fish to juicy “Lemin Sara” lamb, and not to forget the famous Vety and Atomi meat pies. For culture lovers there are Theatre, music and museums in Lappeenranta suit all tastes