Welcome to Cheerful Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta offers exciting experiences and attractive places to visit all year round.

Lappeenranta for hikers

Hike a couple of hours in the areas surrounding the city, admire the lake scenery from a bicycle saddle or go on a cross-country ski trip on Lake Saimaa. The Lappeenranta and South Karelia areas offer a spectacular network of routes for adventurers of all skill levels. There are also about 1,500 geocaches in South Karelia.

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Blogs - Lappeenranta Experiences

Explore Lappeenranta through our blog posts!

Students from Lappeenranta Universities write about their experiences and local events.

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9/16/2020 12:15 PM

events and tourist activities. Lappeenranta also welcomed more tourists from abroad.

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9/15/2020 12:31 PM

The city of Lappeenranta is expanding the Sandcastle area and improving its services for the summer of 2021. The comfort and the services of the Sandcastle area by the harbour of Lappeenranta, at the tip of the fortress cape, will be increased for next summer, for example with linden plantings and a pop-up theme park complex with bouncing castles.

8/24/2020 11:02 AM

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, is increasing its flight offerings in Lappeenranta. A new route will be launched between Lappeenranta and southern Germany in October.

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6/18/2020 11:00 AM

In late 2019, the regional councils of South Savo and South Karelia and the cities of Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, Savonlinna, Imatra and Varkaus signed the Saimaa Agreement. The agreement stated that target-oriented development and marketing efforts will be continued to promote tourism in the Saimaa area between 2020 and 2025.

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3/31/2020 1:30 PM

Last year saw the launch of city bikes in Lappeenranta, and now the bikes have returned to the streets. Bikes are available around the city.

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2/27/2020 3:00 PM

Lappeenranta Airport is prepared for the coronavirus. The City of Lappeenranta and the airport are closely following the situation as well as the guidelines issued by the authorities, and will act accordingly.

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2/14/2020 9:25 AM

Lappeenranta Airport has introduced a digital Lakeland Experiencessales channel. Travellers arriving in Lappeenranta and Saimaa can book and purchase tourism services and products through the service.

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9/26/2019 2:30 PM

Austria’s number one low cost airline, Lauda, will open new route between Lappeenranta and Vienna in spring 2020. Airline is named after its finder Niki Lauda and is 100% owned by Ryanair.

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