Tour of the locations of the TV series Bordertown

Lappeenranta is the home town of the popular television detective Sorjonen. Join our Tourist Information services on a tour of the shooting locations of Bordertown. The tour will shed light on the background of the crime series filmed in Lappeenranta, while taking you to some of the most recognisable backdrops of the series.

The walking tour starts in front of the Tourist Information of the IsoKristiina shopping centre. The tour takes about an hour and its price is 10 euros. On the tour, you will also be among the first to hear about Bordertown’s second season, which shot in Lappeenranta in autumn 2017.
The tour is available in Finnish and English. English-speaking tours are provided upon request for groups of at least five, or for 50 euros per tour.
Further information and reservations:
tel. +358 5 667 788


Two worlds meet in the Lappeenranta border region: the fictional crime series Bordertown and the real summer destination. First broadcast by Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE in 2016 and sold to more than 40 countries, Bordertown was specifically written with Lappeenranta in mind and was shot in the town in the late summer of 2015. According to Miikko Oikkonen, the Lappeenranta-born creator of the series, the town is depicted in Sorjonen as if it were one of the main characters.
The crime series tells the story of top National Bureau of Investigation investigator Kari Sorjonen, whose wife Pauliina is recovering from a serious illness.

The family decides to move to Pauliina’s childhood landscape, a small border town in Eastern Finland In Lappeenranta, Sorjonen accepts a position in the Serious Crime Unit to enable his family to spend more time together, and to give himself less serious crimes to solve. However, the crimes committed in the idyllic border region have a greater personal impact than anything he has encountered before. Threats soon turn up on Kari's doorstep.

The main roles are played by Ville Virtanen, Anu Sinisalo, Matleena Kuusniemi, Ilkka Villi, Kristiina Halttu, Mikko Leppilampi, Janne Virtanen and Laura Malmivaara. The series is produced by Matti Halonen of Fisher King. Sorjonen is an internationally acclaimed Nordic noir series. It won the Golden Venla award for the best drama series in 2016 and MipTV’s Drama Screening award in Cannes.