Finland's sweetest summer

Finland's sweetest summer

In Lappeenranta, you'll experience Finland's sweetest summer! Lappeenranta celebrates its 375th anniversary and offers event delights for culture enthusiasts and plenty of free experiences for families with children. All of this within walking distance from each other.

Let's enjoy together, welcome!

Summer benefits and sticker pass

Spend an unforgettable day in Lappeenranta, get to know our sweet summer benefits and collect stickers to your pass. Bring your filled pass to the tourist information centre at IsoKristiina (Brahenkatu 5.) or to the tourist information point at the Sandcastle (Satamatie 13 A.) to receive a small prize. You can also collect the empty passes from the tourist information centre at IsoKristiina shopping centre or from the tourist information point at the Sandcastle.

Check out the summer benefits and the sticker pass!


The museums of Lappeenranta Fortress are free of charge throughout the summer! Immerse yourself in the Finnish coniferous forest and South Karelian cultural heritage at the South Karelia Museum, enjoy food-themed art at the Lappeenranta Art Museum, delve into the history of domestic cavalry at the Cavalry Museum, and participate in our diverse events.

Explore the offerings of museums!

The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle is opening again on 1st of June 2024! This year the Sandcastle carries the name Lappeenranta - Heart of Saimaa.

From the Sandcastle you'll find all the ingredients for a perfect summer day. From the area you'll find equipment rental services (ie. SUP-boards and bicycles.), Coinline's Bouncy Castle World and as a new addition a sightseeing bus tour (FIN&ENG) and Fazer shop! The area also includes a tourist service point, where our tourist advisors are happy to assist you in questions considering the city's attractions, events and activities.

Explore the Sandcastle and its accompanying activities!

Lappeenranta 375 festive weeks

Lappeenranta celebrates its 375th birthday in a big way during the festive weeks throughout August. The birthday celebrations honor and proudly showcase the traditions of Lappeenranta, local expertise, and the spirit of collaboration among the people of Lappeenranta.

More information - click here!

The Fazer candy store

The Fazer store operates in a red-brick building dating back to the early 20th century, located in the port of Lappeenranta. The core of the store's selection will consist of locally made products.

Read more about the Fazer shop here!

Event delights for every taste

Traditional summer concerts and other summer classics, along with new acquaintances, will captivate you. With Lappeenranta's event calendar, you can easily find the city's events, art exhibitions, and concerts!

Explore the summer event offerings (information available mainly in Finnish)


What would a summer trip to Lappeenranta be without a cruise in the Saimaa archipelago or on the historical canal?

Children under 14 cruise for free this summer on M/S Camilla!

Explore the cruise offerings!

Sightseeing Tour

You can conveniently explore Lappeenranta by taking a sightseeing tour bus around the city. During the approximately 40-minute tour, you'll see the highlights of summery Lappeenranta, including the historic Rakuunamäki, the fortress, and beautiful views of Lake Saimaa, all while learning about the city's history through narration and pictures.


Read more!