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

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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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8/16/2019 2:40 PM

Additions to the programme of the Lappeenranta Ballet Gala The Czech National Ballet Company will be the main guest star as the Ballet Gala celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Ballet Gala will take the main stage of the Lappeenranta City Theatre on Friday 30 August starting at 7 p.m., and on Saturday 31 August from 2 p.m.

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6/28/2019 12:50 PM

The past is a central theme in the filming location tours of the TV series Bordertown. There are two types of tours available this summer in Lappeenranta.

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6/17/2019 3:55 PM

This summer, the Lappeenranta Sandcastle will be erected now for the 16th time on the fortress headland. The Sandcastle is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm, until 1 September.

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6/14/2019 1:00 PM

To honour the 370th anniversary of Lappeenranta, you can capture an image of yourself in landscape picture frames in Lappeenranta’s Shore Park (Rantapuisto) as well as in the city’s fortress. The backdrop of the frames shows the stunning scenery of Lappeenranta.

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3/27/2019 11:30 AM

Europe’s biggest low cost carrier Ryanair increases flight offerings to Lappeenranta. During winter season 2019/20 Ryanair offers flights from Milan Bergamo, from Berlin Schönefeld and from Budapest twice a week to this southeastern Finnish Lakeland destination.

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1/4/2019 3:30 PM

Europe’s biggest low cost carrier Ryanair adds yet another new route from Lappeenranta, Finland. During summer season 2019 Ryanair offers flights to Milan Bergamo (Wednesdays and Saturdays), to Athens (Wednesdays), to Thessaloniki (Thursdays) and now also to Berlin Schönefeld (Mondays and Fridays).

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10/10/2018 3:00 PM

Europe’s biggest low cost carrier Ryanair adds another new destination from Lappeenranta. During summer season 2019 Ryanair offers flights to Milan Bergamo (Wednesdays and Saturdays), to Athens (Wednesdays) and to Thessaloniki (Thursdays).

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11/22/2017 8:50 AM

Europe’s biggest low cost carrier Ryanair adds new route from Lappeenranta to Milan Bergamo. Ryanair also recently announced new route from Lappeenranta to Athens.

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10/11/2017 4:30 PM

Europe’s biggest low cost carrier Ryanair returns to Lappeenranta next spring with a weekly flight to Athens. Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece with 4.2 million inhabitants.

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